Sunday, December 18, 2016

Picture This! Sunday

I finished my Scrappy Picnic Plaid Quilt yesterday.
All it needs is a label and gift wrap.
And a kid wrapped in it.
A big kid! 

We bundled up for a photo shoot today in -2 degree weather. A fresh snow cover provided a great base! 

See those small blue squares here and there in the quilt?
They are cut from my son's favorite shirt that he gave me over the summer.
His dog thought it was a chew toy.
My son thought maybe I "could make something with it".
So I used one sleeve.

It's not perfect. No zooming in allowed.

Extra blocks were used on the back.

Just 3 strips of the colored fabric was added to the binding for extra pizzazz. Who doesn't like pizzazz?

Seeing the backing fabric from a distance really gives it a different look.

My husband is such a good egg. He deserves to warm up with a pretty quilt!

*Day 18 of the 31 Day Blogging Challenge


  1. Love your quilt and great photo shoot too!!!

  2. I love that quilt and I think your color choices were perfect. You should be quite proud of that one! My dad was from northeast Iowa - Charles City. We went there every year to visit grandparents (even once at Christmas!) and I truly love your state, I have so many wonderful memories from there.... what part of the state are you in? I live near Memphis and rarely get snow so your pictures make me envious. Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

  3. What a great quilt! Love the colors and pattern, and you are very brave for the subzero photo shoot, but it looks great out there (and in your hubby's lap as well).

  4. Woohoo! You made it in time for Christmas Kathy! It turned out beautifully! I'm going to pin it!

  5. Congrats on reaching your December goal, well before the big gift day. It's a gorgeous quilt.

  6. What a lovely quilt and fun photo shoot. Congrats on your finish and thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly goal. (Don't forget to add a link back to the linkup post!)

  7. Hubby looks very comfy under that pretty quilt. Love all that snow. It is 100 degrees where I am now and getting hotter. Snow would be lovely now.

  8. This is such a lovely quilt and I love the snowy pictures!