|Julie made this lovely mug rug for me out of leftover pieces. Her husband made the pen and she gave that to me awhile back.|
|I purchased a pattern called 'Picnic in the Park' by Sweet Jane's Quilting Design's. I named mine 'Picnic at the Beach because of the colors I selected. I have a ton of stashed batiks, so I had many to choose from. So many, in fact, that I asked my friend Julie to take on the task of selecting just the right ones fro me and also asked her to piece it for me. She said 'YES'! If I had put it on my 'to do' list, I imagine it would still be in a box!|
|Today is my grandson's 10th birthday. We will have a celebration this afternoon, so I am just sewing on the binding before going out for the day.|
|Julie had this amazing Moda check that she suggested for the backing and took some of the leftovers to make the strip down the center of the back. I just love the extra touch!! I could have quilted this anyway I wanted. I chose to use a favorite panto of mine called 'Harbour Wave' from Patricia|
Ritter and Marybeth O'Halloran and Urban Elementz. Since it has a beach theme, it was a no brainer for me. It mimics the waves of the ocean and I love it!
I chose to use 100% cotton batting so this quilt will be very soft and cuddly! I also considered the open quilting pattern because I wanted it to be really soft. The Moda on the back is really soft also. I can not wait to get the hand stitching done on the binding so I can wash it and start using it!!! It will probably take some TV time stitching next week in the evenings to get that part done!
Check out my PUBLIC albums to see more photos of this lovely quilt!