Like this, our new Picnic Quilt. It is constructed entirely of vintage, thrifted sheets. Some of those sheets have been used in multiple projects. Some were waiting for this project to finally happen. There were several designs for it in my sketchbook before I even began to cut. Sadly it is difficult to see some of it in the pictures, but there are two large (20″ x 20″) log cabin squares on the outside middle strip.
After it was all pieced I had to decide how to “quilt” it–yarn ties, simple lines, stippling. . . and in the end the stippling won out.
So even though this quilt it destined to be covered in sand, ocean water, and who knows what else in just a few more days, I spent hours quilting it. Why? Because it made me happy, and still does. I figure this is going to be in use by my family for years, so it was worth it in the end. Perhaps we’ll use it for the first time in celebration of the first harvest holiday this Saturday. Perfect symbolism for our family–reaping the effects of our intent, to live through consuming less, being in the world more. And with that note, I should get off this computer!