Made By Gina's Custom Creations

Made By Gina's Custom Creations

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Time For A Picnic

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Just completed:
Patriotic Picnic Blanket
Quilted, Reversible Carry Tote

I found some wonderfully cute patriotic fabric on eBay,
featuring blueberries, strawberries and watermelon.
I couldn't resist pairing it with the watermelon seed fabric,
which I also purchased on eBay.
The fabric made the cutest picnic blanket
for a summer-themed swap that I'm participating in.
For the top of the blanket, I cut and sewed squares from each of the different cotton fabrics.
For the bottom of the blanket I used a navy blue heavier fabric which I purchased at JoAnn's.
I used red satin blanket binding for the trim, then decorated the corners w/red bows and purple buttons.
I pulled through yarn knots at the cross intersection of each square to give it a quilt-look.
With the leftover fabric I made a matching tote, which I quilted and made reversible.


mysteryhistorymom said...

Gina- I was just looking through all your creations and you are so super talented, Sweets! WOW! I am a beginning sewer and I only dream of crafting like you. Oh, the Christmas presents I would make!:) Lori

Gina K said...

Oh Lori, you are so generous with your compliments! I too am new to sewing. I just did some apprenticeship in antique furniture reupholstery 2 yrs ago and my first project was to make a blanket and matching pillow to make sure I could sew! I have been hooked on sewing ever since. I want to take a sewing class so badly and learn how to quilt and embroider so bad! Anyways...I've looked at your blog and you do beautiful work yourself. We are both beginners...but if we put our hearts into what we do, we will both succeed!