I've never done anything in turquoise, but I really liked this.
I even did a tablescape using my own wedding china and this little quilt, but it didn't look right. I needed something less busy in the background - my china is serious. That is a teacup from Grandma's boxes - same box as the black teacups. I have to admit I like the blue ones better.
I've had that backing fabric for over a year. Using scraps means not a perfect match, but I think it still turned out very sweet. And it's for sale! (Mother's Day, dude! Wink, wink.)
About ten years ago I was working in Orem and going to school (Weber State's satellite program at UVU) and going through infertility doctor appointments that were very discouraging. One day Brian showed up at my work to take me to lunch. On my seat of the car were some flowers and tickets to Sundance's summer musical. Every year after that we'd go to the outdoor musical and it was always wonderful. Then they stopped doing it for about five years. Sundance started it up again last year (we missed it!) and this year they're doing "Big River". We'll be there and I made this denim-backed picnic blanket with that date in mind:
This is one of those projects that I wondered if it was stupid or fantastic the whole time I was working on it. I've decided fantastic. It's not very big, but I think it will work for a picnic blanket.
I was going to put it on the lawn for a real picnic look, but you can just see the snow on my flowers in the background. Boooooo.
This is Quiltsmart interfacing (surprise - I'm totally obsessed). Normally it's supposed to be a basket pattern, but the pattern was $34.95 and the interfacing panels were $3.50. I decided to make dinner plates with them instead of baskets.
I got this nice, heavy, not stretchy denim from JoAnn's a year ago. It was $5 a yard and I had a 50% off coupon. I won that duel.
Real binding, man. I finished it last night while Bridget slept on the couch. She was very into helping me and the next thing I knew she was asleep. Don't mind the machine quilting. It's a picnic blanket - I had to let it go.
I got that picnic basket from my friends at Cutler's at Five Points as a going away present in 1992. I still have it! It's a mess, but still kind of cute. (Nostalgia, eh Jill?)
Go give your support and love to the ladies who finished something this week for Sew & Tell Friday!