Thursday, 12 June 2014

Spring Picnic

It's winter here in Canberra. The nights are cold and it's difficult to get out of bed in the morning. I'm a summer-loving type girl and i'm already longing for the change of season. In preparation for some spring picnics in the mountains and weekends away camping, i'm planning on making a picnic quilt and i know just the inspiration.

p. 122 of Malka Dubrawsky's Fresh*Quilting; Fearless Color, Design & Inspiration

Last year i saw a beautiful picnic quilt made by Malka Dubrawsky (p. 122 of her book Fresh*Quilting; Fearless Color, Design & Inspiration), and i've been wanting to make something like it ever since. Using mostly shades of green in solids and prints, i found it so fresh and when i see it, it makes me want to seek out some blue skies and leafy trees to picnic under. I love it's simplicity and focus on colours.

So, here are some of the Kona Solids i've selected in a recent fabric purchase. I like the colours, they make me happy and i think they'll work well with some of the prints i already have in my stash. For now though, we still have a few more months of winter to enjoy which are perfect quilting conditions (also good for hot chocolates, movies, snuggling under favourite quilts, sipping tea, baking bikkies, reading and playing in the sunshine that typifies Canberra winters).

Cheers to a few winter months... the perfect preparation time for a spring picnic quilt.

It's also week 2 of the Plum and June 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, so if you'd like to see some more, new and inspirational quilting blogs, here is just a selection...

Chelsea @ Patch The Giraffe (http://patchthegiraffe.

Daisy @ Ants To Sugar

Rachael @ The Floral Suitcase 

Elizabeth @ And Pins

Jennifer @ Never Just Jennifer 

Alice @ Blossom Quilts

Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter

Linking up with Gemma for I Quilt Thursdays at Pretty Bobbins and Molli Sparkes for Sunday Stash


  1. I love the pull you made for the picnic quilt and I look forward to seeing the quilt come together for you!

  2. Beautiful quilts! I really like the Kona you have pulled.

  3. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful quilt :)

  4. Love your color palette for your picnic quilt! Can't wait to see it come together.
    What are bikkies?

  5. That is a very charming pattern. Those solids will be so great together.

  6. Mmmm those solids remind me of summer ice blocks and smoothies, at least winter is good quilt weather.

  7. Yes those would cheer me up on a cold winter's day, have fun quilting with them.

  8. Come vist, we are just starting summer here! I love that fabric pull and cannot wait to see what it becomes :)

  9. Beautiful solids! They shout SPRING!

  10. Love solids I usually want to work them into everything I make :)


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