Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pic-nick blanket

Because we enjoy going on outings during the week-ends, it was due time for a pic-nick blanket. My husband was not so familiar with the concept and in Bogota it was just too damp to sit on the ground - with or without cover. Since I was bitten by the quilting bug, I could not resist making one just the same.

Fleece, polyester batting (again) and a thicker IKEA fabric was used for the center piece.

I thought I would try my hand at free-motion quilting with my previous simple sewing machine by following the flower pattern. However, without a free-motion quilting foot, I was really not managing too well.

I liked the idea of rolling it up so that it could be stored in the trunk of the car.

However it was still quite bulky and cumbersome to drag around once out of the car. So in the end it has been decided to recycle the fabrics for another project instead.

That's the way it goes sometimes. No big deal, because it means that I get to sew another pic-nick quilt and this time it is going to be fabulous!

Have a great one!


1 comment:

  1. learning is SOOO part of the process! Not always fun though xx BUT then as you say get to make something else x