Monday, August 8, 2011

picnic blanket

breakfast picnic/photo shoot

After eyeing Amanda's blanket for ages, I finally got around to sewing a vintage sheet picnic blanket of my own. The bright colors and crazy floral patterns make for a festive summer outing. K and I have been enjoying the heck out of it and inviting our friends and family to come share it with us. I'm looking forward to using this blanket even more when the weather cools off in September and October (fingers crossed--it will eventually cool down, right?).

Our friend Christine relaxed on the blanket while listening to a concert by the river.

K rested while my sister and I played gin rummy.

Mom, K, Julie, and I all squeezed on the blanket to play one of our favorite new card games, No Thanks!

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For my next picnic blanket, I'd like to use a thicker backing and make the whole thing a block or two bigger. The chenille I used to back this blanket is on the thin side, so we layer another blanket underneath for cushioning and to sop up any moisture from the grass. 

(Photos by Christine, me, and my mom)


  1. You look like you are having so much fun! It's a pretty blanket!

  2. It so pretty! And I'm sure its going to be a part of a lot of great memories!

  3. Great job on that blanket. I think we ALL had to make one of those. As luck would have it, I found some wonderful new (old) sheets at the thrift store today. Just looking at them make me dream of the possibilities. Cute pictures.

  4. What a wonderful cheery idea thanks for inspiring me. Now if I could just fine the sewing machine under all the projects

  5. This looks great! And all the fun you are having while sitting atop makes it even better.

  6. Cute! I love the feel of vintage soft from years of use. What a perfect way to spend an afternoon!

  7. I love cool vintage sheets but I can never find good ones here! I am totally copying you and will make this if I ever find decent sheets!


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