Sunday, October 4, 2009

Whip up!!

Ella's birthday is coming up next month.
She has asked for a rainbow quilt this year.

So this morning, I whipped this up .....


Squares are 8.5 inches cut.
48inches x 56 inches sewn.

Super quick and easy to throw together.

I'm considering turning it into a picnic rug for summer time tea parties.

Any suggestions for what to use on the under side?
Something water-proof-ish? Washable?

Andi :-)

17 comments:

beth said...

i think the standard cotton we use on quilts is perfect for those picnic quilts! Don't stress about the back...have fun with it!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

The quilt top is gorgeous, I adore each and every one of the fabrics you have used. Beautiful. The back? Not too sure if you need to waterproof for our Melbourne climate, unfortunately. Great quilt, Ella will love it.

Rita

Lurline said...

Great little quilt - those fabrics are talking!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Kate said...

A Scorpio huh? I've got a cuple of those trouble makers. Ella is one lucky girl, that quilt is gorgeous. I can't believe you just 'whipped it up'.

Quilts on Bastings said...

They are gorgeous fabrics, I love the colours you have put together. For the back - why not a busy print of cotton fabric which won't show up the dirt too quickly.

MichelleB said...

The quilt is darling! We have a picnic quilt, and haven't had too many problems with it getting wet. I just need to be washable.

quiltsme said...

Great colors... You could back it with a denem. It is sturdy and washes well and maybe even a denem drawstring bag to carry it (with napkins (made from some of the fabrics from the top - earth friendly) dishes and silverware for the picnic!

Emily said...

Oh, how very beautiful and fun! I adore this wonderful play with bright and colorful fabrics!!! A friend of mine used an old shower curtain as the back of her picnic quilt.
~Emily xx

Kerri said...

Fantastic quilt. Ella's going to love it. How special.

Sarah said...

Thanks for your lovely comment. No.2 is 8 and seems to be taking after me which is very exciting. We just might be able to quilt together one day. Love your new quilt so very much. Such pretty colourful patches. I'm sure it will be a much loved present.

One Flew Over said...

Lovely, lovely quilt top...Elaa will love it! No idea, re: back x

metrosupialdesigns said...

I always just carry a tarp to put underneath if needed. That way you can use a lovely quilt for cozy time too.

I love it, it's wonderful.

Anonymous said...

IKEA sell these rugs, or blankets in different colours and I often use them as backing (without any batting) for baby quilts or quilts which need to be washed often. They are cheap and easy to work with, even hand quilting is no problem. And they are cheap.

Sparrow Bee Designs said...

Love the colours in the quilt/picnic rug.
My mum made me a picnic rug and used a soft plastic table cloth for the back, you know the ones with a soft fluffy back on them? I think you can find them at the cheap $2 shops. Mine has worked a treat for 8 yrs or so!

Corrie said...

gorgeous! I love thrown together quilts, pretty to look at and pretty easy to make!

corrie:)

Lisa said...

What a great quilt. I can't believe how quickly you can create one. My grandmother made quilts and I have always wanted to make one but am afraid to start. You are an inspiration!

amandajean said...

i adore that quilt!!! love the large size of the blocks with all those fabulous prints!