Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Picnic Sans Borders

Summer Picnic, just one of the contemporary quilt patterns in the Book of the Month selection, Strip Savvy, (affiliate link) is a finish!

Summer Picnic quilt sans borders

The pattern does include two borders, which I chose not to add on because the quilt would be quite large. I'm intending this as a baby quilt, and it's pretty big already - 48" x 48". Borders or no, I highly recommend this strip quilting pattern as a great way to use up strips or yardage.

Let's see some closeups, shall we? Look at the fun fabrics that make up this quilt -

Summer Picnic quilt fabrics

all yardage from my stash. The initial fabric pull was the dark blue/green prints, with other prints containing green added in. Just goes to show that yardage can be cut to make your own 'jelly roll'. 

And with the easy panto, Paperchase, 

Paperchase panto on Summer Picnic quilt

the quilt is soft and cuddly!

Since the color scheme makes this quilt for either a boy or a girl, a fun alphabet flannel makes up the backing.

Summer Picnic quilt backing

It also has a lot of teal and green in it, coordinating well with the front.

Here's a fuller view of the quilt, still resting on the inviting white wrought iron swing. Doesn't it just say, "Come picnic with me!"

Summer Picnic quilt

Enjoy a Summer Picnic and have a great weekend!


  1. Oh a picnic how fun and you already have the perfect quilt.

  2. Indeed a stash buster, but what wonderful colors you chose. Congrats on the finish.

  3. That looks wonderful. Love the backing too.

  4. Beautiful colors and the backing is perfect!

  5. Hi Susan,
    I saw the little thumbnail of this quilt and had to take a peek. As I was clicking I thought this looks like Susan's colors . . . and here you are. Love this quilt! It looks fabulously easy and quick to make, and that backing is just perfect. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Great finish full of brightness and laughter. Perfect back.

  7. What a fun backing - perfect for a baby/toddler quilt. :)

  8. Oh! The joys of a BIG block quilt!! Congratulations on your finish.

  9. That is a beautiful baby quilt. I don't think it needs borders at all. I make my "baby" quilts large, too, so they can use it into their toddler quilts. Well done!

  10. Such a pretty quilt. How did I miss this one? The colors are bright and beautiful, the design is simple and the lime-green just adds the perfect pop!!! A fabulous finish :-)

  11. Such a cute and fun baby quilt! It looks so snuggly and will be well loved.

  12. Great colors in this happy string quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!


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