I signed up for this blog hop because...well, I'm not sure why. I think I had a lapse of sanity given all the other things that I have on right now - quilt show quilts, quilt backings, destash sales, house buying... Nevertheless, I refused to give up, give in, or otherwise say 'die'.
Also: while it's heading into summer territory in the Northern Hemisphere, down here in the Southern Hemisphere we're bound for winter. As a result, the weather has been growing distinctly colder and chillier, with occasional squalls. And they'd been predicting rain for the entire weekend...
Luckily, the rain obviously hadn't yet gotten the memo when I nipped down to a local park for my quilt photoshoot with a basket, a book, my handsewing, and box of donuts!
I haven't been to this park in decades - not since I was a kid, really, but it's lovely and well-kept, and well-frequented by families in the area.
And here's my happy, bright picnic quilt, all laid out!
The fabric collection for the block accents and the border is Sanae's "Oh My!" line from 2011, and the background fabric is a print that I've had lying around for at least as long - little coloured speckles on cream. I pieced and quilted it on my domestic machine just this last week.
For my picnic, I brought a book (Nalini Singh's latest Psy-Changeling novel - just came out the other day!), my handsewing (in the little "ta-da!" bag), and a box of donuts.
No, I didn't eat all the donuts - just one. They're destined for church supper tonight. I was going to bake (both for this and for church supper) but after I had my 20 year high school reunion last night (Wait, what, twenty years? Who gave permission for it to be twenty years?), I'm exhausted and need a "nanna nap".
When I wake up, though, I'm off to admire all the other picnic quilts around the hop: I haven't had a chance to look in-depth, but there's been some beautiful work displayed!
My fellow picnickers for the 9th are:
The Quilting Queen Online
Mad Quilter's Disease
Buzzing and Bumbling
From My Carolina Home
Sew We Quilt
But the full list can be found here (my blog), or here (sew we quilt blog).
Have a lovely summer, and when our summer comes around, I will definitely be picnicking at this park with some friends!