For one person out there, this post will present a little surprise. I made this patchwork picnic blanket as a gift for my friend Marie Beath. Surprise!! MB loves to picnic and is most deserving of a special blanket for which to do this on. Also, perhaps it would be good for outdoor re-readings of Harry Potter or Twilight novels?
The inspiration for the colours of this blanket came from some amazing ‘ribbon’/shoestring from Mokuba with all lovely shades of purple and grey. In fact, I bought three different colour ways of this awesome stuff and plan to make two more picnic blankets for two other girlfriends. This is a seriously fun gift to make.
The pattern was designed by Reva and features handy built-in pockets, along the ties to roll it all up for transport. I used a sturdy coloured canvas for the backing. In the class, we finish the blanket with embroidery floss ties to hold the two layers together. I opted to go the extra mile and ‘quilted’ on either side of all of the seams. (with variegated thread, of course!)
Lastly, my newly standard label. A tiny bit of patchwork attached to a hand embroidered label. I think I’ve actually turned making the label into a fun activity!
MB – let’s get together soon for a picnic and I’ll bring your blanket!