Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Perfect Picnic

 So, Are you ready to
join me on a Picnic?
http://www.sewwequilt.com/

Thanks to our super sponsor Riley Blake Designs
and Peterboro Baskets

I received this lovely little
package weeks ago
filled with
3 yards of laminated cotton.
It was....
https://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/shop/category/riley-blake-designs/laminate/available-now-2/


Riley Blake's Red Medium Dot laminate.
I have been in a polka dot phase.
Just love them,
Well, since one of our lovely
sponsors is Riley Blake.
I decided to use nothing but
their fabric when creating my Picnic quilt.


I have spent weeks preparing
for the perfect picnic.
Embroidering cute little napkins
with Aunt Martha's Proud to be an American transfer
and with a ruffle of course






And what would a picnic be
without a quilt 


Sewing with the laminated cotton,
was a breeze and damp grass
won't ever be a problem when this is thrown on it. 
So, what did we do for our picnic.....
I decided to let my kiddos
give me the plan,
and it was pie and iced
tea in the backyard with
their best friends.
The weather here has been a
little iffy.  It is so hard to plan
anything because of all the flash floods
we have been experiencing.



A slice of homemade Strawberry Rhubarb pie,
(my grandmother's recipe)
the sweet smells of first days of summer break,
sticky fingers and bare feet

It never matters where you have
your picnic, but the memories
you make doing it.






You can find the pattern
to this quilt at
my Craftsy Shop. 

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/watkins-star-quilt/103680

Go and check out the rest
of these picnic parties

Monday June 2

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69 comments:

  1. What a pretty quilt and I love your embroidered napkins! :) Enjoy!

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  2. This quilt and the napkins are so perfect!! The fact you let your kiddo's pick some friends and made them pie and iced tea is totally awesome. You're a great mom.

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  3. Great looking quilt and cute napkins, Amy!

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  4. Those napkins are incredible! And the quilt is very special too.

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  5. Amy, I love your red, white and blue quilt. What a great job and it looks like a lovely picnic too.

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  6. Fabulous picnic for teenagers! and your patriotic quilt is perfect! Love those ruffled napkins and the bare feet are the ideal finish for your photos.

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  7. Your quilt and napkins are stunning! The pie looks delicious, and I love how the pastry stars match the projects.

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  8. Nice quilt and napkins! Looks like a fun picnic to me :)

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  9. Amy this is just a wonderful quilt and a great picnic! I bought that very same laminate and love it. :) And I'm in love with your napkins....I'm wondering where you got the patterns? blessings, marlene

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  10. This is sew sweet ... adorable ... cute ... summery ... patriotic ... I love it! The embroidered napkins are the picnic perfect touch. Thanks for sharing your picnic with me ... :) Pat

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  11. Amazing blog post! Love the writing, the pics are gorgeous and that quilt and napkins!! Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

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  12. Amy, your quilt and napkins are beautiful! What a great picnic- kids and pie!!!

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  13. I enjoyed reading about your picnic! Your picnic quilt is beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful quilt and that picnic looks like a great time....mmmmm....pie!

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  15. A very smashing picnic - full of beauty with your quilt, napkins, pie and pretty feet. Thanks from Judy C

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  16. Your quilt and napkins are just gorgeous...great job, Amy! I love the design you chose for the quilt and those little feet are too cute. Oh, and that food looks so yummy!

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  17. Looks like a perfect picnic. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Amy, Your Napkins are beautiful! The Ruffles the stitching, the TLC. I Love your Picnic Quilt as well, so summertime, so all American picnic!! I bet your children had a great time helping you out too!!

    Thanks for Sharing Amy!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  19. Your entire Picnic from fabric to food is spot on! Nicely done and I love the little piggies on the blanket best...I noticed the blue toenail polish darling and it is FABulous!
    Beautiful
    Gmama Jane

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  20. Your quilt pattern is a favorite of mine, wonder why ? :) and perfect for those RBD fabrics. And the toes, well those are just too cute!....those pictures would be a great framed. Napkins, quilt, toes, ball jars, willow ware and pie....wonderful picnic Amy !

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  21. I'm lovin' the Pampered Chef pie plate! :P And that pinwheel fabric is really fun, also I think it's neat you have a Perfect Mason jar to go on a Perfect Picnic with! I'm glad you had the kids plan the meal, seems like they made good choices, I look forward to having kids plan things for us someday. Your quilt came out lovely :)
    ~Brandy

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  22. what a great quilt! love the pie as well!

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  23. Wonderful, and I love your menu, perfect for summer.

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  24. Love it all Amy! Super fun picnic!

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  25. Adorable patriotic quilt - great job!
    Amanda

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  26. your quilt is so dawgone pretty and patriotic. i love the napkins -- so beautiful -- i would never use them, just pin them up on a clothes line like a banner and post on my kitchen wall or sewing room.

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  27. Your napkins are so cool & so fun. What a fun picnic with your kids. Your quilt turned out great.

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  28. Your quilt and napkins are over the top great but my favorite picnic picture is the one of the feet. Wonderful.

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  29. I do hope there is some pie left...I just flew in literally...ahhhh so nice to be home but I don't think I will be home for long...alll you ladies are having a picnic and I want to be sure I drop by to see you all...your pie looks delicious, your quilt and picnic stunning...great photos...what a lovely family picnic...

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  30. I want to come to your picnic - everything is so beautiful and I could show off my painted toes with the rest of the girls!!!

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  31. Your quilt is adorable. I can see where it took time to make it all. And your napkins are beautiful. I would hate to get them dirty.

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  32. What a wonderful quilt! I'm loving the fabric and may have to do some shopping today. The matching napkins are just plain adorable. Great photos of great projects.

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  33. I want a piece of that rhubarb pie! I so miss that here in Texas. No rhubarb here :( And the napkins... oh my! You know my favorite is rwb! Those cute little toes on that quilt are just darling! I'd say you had a perfect picnic.

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  34. Thank you so much for this hop. I love the fabric you chose for your quilt. I have not sewn any laminated fabric yet, but a picnic quilt is a perfect start. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  35. Beautiful quilt, lovely napkins and yummy pie! I love rhubarb! Looks like the perfect picnic to me. :)

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  36. I love the napkins and quilt. Red white and blue is my favorite colors for summer.

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  37. Love your napkins and quilt!

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  38. My grand daughter and I love having picnics! Your quilt is beautiful!

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  39. Fabulous quilt, napkins, and your stitching. Love the good old red, white and blue combo.

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  40. Really fun quilt! And wow on the napkins.....thats some beautiful embroidery. Not sure I'd let anyone use them! :) I adore the feet picture best.

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  41. Your picnic quilt is wonderful! I love cloth napkins and your embroidered ones are perfect.

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  42. Everything is just the berries! I love polka dots and the laminated fabric makes a perfect backing for the picnic quilt. I'm pleased to hear that sewing with it was a great experience. The napkins are wonderful. Your embroidery is beautiful and the ruffle is it's crowning glory. The picnic complete with painted toes in a memory forever. Thanks for participating in the hop and now I wish had your grandma's strawberry pie recipe.

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  43. Great job on everything!!! Love the stars and the strawberry rhubarb pie is making me want a slice badly. Just finished making 24 jars of strawberry rhubarb jam. I really need to try making a strawberry rhubarb pie. YUM! YUM! combination. I only know how to make rhubarb cream pie. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Janita

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  44. Your picnic quilt is sew perfect! I love it -- you did a great job.

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  45. What a perfect picnic! I love your theme and your quilt is just gorgeous. The feet make a great picture.

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  46. Oh what fun! I love the quilt and when I showed your post to my husband he said the pie made him drool. He promptly went outside and picked some rhubarb. No strawberries here yet, so just plain old rhubarb it was. My husband and I thank you, but not our waistlines. Thanks for sharing your creations with us all. :-)

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  47. Great idea, I especially like that you added sweet ruffles to your napkins too. Would you share your recipe for strawberry and rhubarb pie please? It is a combination we never use in England and I would love to try it.

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  48. Love your basket of iced tea, and that pie is drool worthy. Best of all, your quilt, awesome.

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  49. Amy, what a great picnic quilt. I wish I had more Riley Blake in our area. Congratulations. Thank you for playing along.

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  50. Waouh, your PIE looks so appetizing!!! I nearly forgot to look at your beautiful quilt with all its stitches details, but I love pies, I can't help... LOL

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  51. Now that's a picnic! All my favorites! Your napkins are adorable. I would not want to get them messy! LOL!!

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  52. Your quilt is fabulous, but the napkins are fabulicious! Lovely job, and your pie looks very yummy.

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  53. What an ultimate picnic!! I love your quilt and the napkins! And the pictures.... love those little feet around the center star!! What a delight to see your picnic and all of the beautiful Americana accessories!!
    Susie

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  54. I always love your creations. This one makes me smile, for sure. It's a beauty!

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  55. Hi Amy love the quilt, it reminds me of a giant postage stamp! Thanks for sharing and would love a pattern or tutorial if you ever have time! Late to the Hop I know but work has been crazy here, so just catching up. Susie x

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  56. Great quilt and I love your ruffled and embroidered napkins!

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  57. I snuck a peek on Monday but was on the wrong device to easily comment. Yesterday I was binge cooking and off the computer much of the day. So today I will stop by and tell you what an amazing job you did on your picnic quilt. It looks like you are all ready for 4th of July or any patriotic holiday, of which there are a few over the summer months! Those napkins are adorable, Amy and right up your alley, judging from past projects. WTG.

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  58. Very nice, and no wet behinds!

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  59. Amy, love what you did. The napkins are so cute. And your quilt, well it is gorgeous, you did a wonderful job with the picnic theme. The kids menu was spot on. Hope they all had a great time.

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  60. Love, love it! I want one like yours! My picnic was a little crazy! I am glad yours went so great!

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  61. Hi Amy! Better late than never! Now that school is out, I can sit down and spend real time looking at all the beautiful picnics and reading what everyone has to say about their process. Your quilt is beautiful as are your hand embroidered, ruffle napkins! What a marvelous job. Now on to the picnic, nothing says summer to me like rhubarb pie! It is my favorite and when you throw a bunch of happy kids in the mix, how can you not have fun?! I loved your post!

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  62. So fun! Love your stitched napkins...very fancy and beautiful!
    Love that photo of the little feet on the quilt - great memories of a special time!

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  63. Great picnic and beautiful quilt.
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  64. Hi Amy! What a great quilt!!! It's not only cute , it's practical! I'm not a quilter but I do adore Riley Blake fabrics. How wonderful to have this festive quilt for years to come! Love the napkins too! Thanks for joining my Patriotic Linky Party.

    P.S. The pie looks yummy!

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  65. Such a beautiful quilt and so cozy for a picnic too! I do love a strawberry-rhubarb pie! So nice to find you at Diane's Patriotic Party!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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