Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Come on a Picnic with Us!

We're going on a picnic today as part of
The Perfect Picnic Blog Hop hosted by
 
 
Every great picnic begins with the food.
 
The mason jar salads were a hit,
easy to transport and
they ate
every bite.
 
 
 
We grabbed our picnic basket.
Played some games.
The boys brought
Apples to Apples and
teeny tiny Uno cards
 
Which card do you think best describes "Juicy".
Hmmm, grapes definitely the winner for me,
although beets are pretty juicy, ick.
 
It was a beautiful day at
Played in the sand.
Even stumbled upon a Civil War reenactment.
 
And a picnic is all about
 the picnic blanket(s)!
 
I was so excited about this blog hop.
Because I have wanted to finish
 this picnic Swoon quilt
for ~THREE years. 
Nothing like a deadline to make it happen.
  
 
 
And of course,
2 picnic quilts are better than one.
We definitely need 2.
 
I have a thing for churn dashes and red.
So I worked this up out of
 
I used Riley Blake's
 laminated cotton for backing
 
 
This quilt is smaller - the perfect size to have in the car.
I love the laminate, because
 I don't worry about the wet grass or
bird droppings.
It wipes off. 
 
My picnic basket also got a laminate make-over,
but I'll save that for another day.
 
 
Let's finish with dessert. 
We had warm peach cobbler and ice cream. 
So yummy.
We had plenty and shared
with our fellow park people.


 It was a fantastic day.
Thank you Madame Samm for dreaming it up!
And to Mary for coordinating. 
Here is the full schedule.
And a big thanks to both Riley Blake Designs 
(you have changed my mind about laminates)
for sponsoring the hop! 
 
 
Here's the hop schedule for today!
Wednesday, June 4th

Quilt Taffy (that's me)
 
 We invite you to follow us here or
 on facebook and Pinterest.
 
We have a giveaway here every Thursday!
 
And come join us at our Fall Retreat!
 
 

58 comments:

  1. Love the Swoon quilt, and especially the jean pocket! The other quilt looks great, too! It seems that you had a wonderful picnic with your family.

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  2. Your Swoon quilt is great, and I love your tip on backing a picnic quilt with a laminate. How clever! So sorry I missed that peach cobbler!

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  3. Love both quilts! Do you have a pattern for the churn dash quilt or did you just make it up? Was it hard quilting the laminate or did you not quilt it? Curious if you needed to use a Teflon foot with it too, sorry for so many questions :)

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    1. Hi Anita, I just made up the churn dash. It was not hard sewing through the laminate, my machine handled it fine. I did not use a Teflon foot or anything special. Polyester thread and lengthened my stitch.

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  4. Such awesome quilts. Loved the denim swoon block with the pocket! Looks like a great picnic. Those tiny Uno cards! Wow!

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  5. Wow, those are beautiful quilts. Looks like you had a lovely day with family!

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  6. Beautiful quilts! And all your picnic photos are fabulous. That Swoon quilt in reds was worth the 3 year wait, huh? Loved it all. Thanks.

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  7. Ohhhh I am ready for another beautiful day of JOYFUL ohhhhh and ahhhhhs..
    Both of your picnic quilts are simply beautiful, your menu an absolute delight. YOUR photos Corrie are gorgeous, so darn professional....I can see many new picnic adventures in your future....what a great idea heh lol

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  8. Oh my goodness! Love the Swoon picnic quilt! Sure looks like your family had a great time and the picnic lunch looks fabulous. I love salad in a jar!

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  9. Wow gorgeous quilts, yummy picnic, beautiful pics of your family enjoying themselves...you've got it all covered and then some!

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  10. Love both of your picnic quilts! and those salads in a mason jar... now that is a clever idea! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful picnic kind of day.

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  11. Great picnic quilts....or for any other time too! That denim pocket is such a cute idea. And a great menu and activities....fun and food for all!

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  12. Looks like a fantastic day to me! Great food (Love the salad idea), and great quilts too.

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  13. Such a great post! Beautiful quilts, pictures and fun! Success!!!!

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  14. Oh my goodness you always have the cutest things! I love the swoon quilt - that denim square is awesome. And the 2 1/2" scrappy squares on the churn dash are right up my alley...I love scrappy! Wish I were there to have just a wee bite of that cobbler. :) blessings, marlene

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  15. Salad in a bottle and Dutch oven cobbler...I wish I'd come to your picnic! I love your picnic quilts and the beautiful fabrics you chose to make them. You took great photos, served yummy food, and whipped up two gorgeous quilts! Sweet!

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  16. Both quilts are beautiful! Love the pocket on Swoon! Looks great!

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  17. What fun photos and love both of your picnic quilts! The laminate on the back is great!

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  18. I am swooning over your 1st picnic quilt, loving the big churn dash and my mouth is watering over all the yummy food, and I am smiling at all the great photo fun. Thanks for sharing your wonderful picnic ... :) Pat

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  19. Love your swoon and I have a churn picnic quilt too :) great minds think alike! Your day looked beautiful!

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  20. What a great picnic! Your quilts are beautiful! The food looks pretty good too!

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  21. Love the red quilts, they look so fresh. x

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  22. Those are lovely quilts. You just cant go wrong with red and white. Perfect for a picnic and your food looks super yummy!

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  23. Oh, my! I love the quilts. I have wanted to make a Swoon quilt for a long time and I had started cutting two out at the same time and have gotten side tracked. I used yardage instead of fat quarters and figured I could just cut two identical ones at the same time. I can then decide if I want to change up some of the blocks, but the cutting time is lessened. The other will probably be for my brother and his wife. Anyhow, my favorite color is blue and the blue in the middle of the red and white quilt - what could be better. I adore the jean pocket. That would be perfect for a deck of cards, too. A great place to stow them when you take a nap. I also like churn dash quilts and yours is amazing. I am in awe of all that you accomplished. If all goes well with the Swoon, then I'll have to do a Swoon mini. Thanks, thanks, thanks for participating and being a great inspiration for family time as well as quilting.

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  24. I love the colours in the quilts great for the outdoors. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  25. What a lovely sounding picnic!!! The Swoon is a quilt on my dream list too. I LOVE the Churn Dash with all of the reds and the laminate!

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  26. the denim. the red. the swoon. and the peach cobbler. you sure know how to perk up a picnic.

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  27. Your quilts are awesome. Love the swoon one, and the churn dash is super. Your menu is my kind of menu. Thank you for being part of this great hop.

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  28. A Perfect Picnic to die for! Yummy Food, and there is no other way to make Cobbler than in a Dutch Oven over a fire!! Your Quilts are Beautiful! So much lovely detail~ Thanks for all your Inspiration Corrie!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  29. Your picnic quilts are amazing---I don't know which I like more, as the Swoon is lovely but the large piece Churn Dash with the laminated fabric back is so practical and durable looking. Looks like you had a wonderful day together. THX for sharing.

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  30. hahaha A girl after my own heart with the dead line thing! ;-) Wonderful picnic quilts, and what a great menu! Who wouldn't just love it!

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  31. I love the quilt and photos but I really LOVE that pieced churn dash block on the back. Beautiful fabric choices as well!

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  32. What a fun day with yummy food and fantastic picnic quilts! Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Red White and Blue Swoon. Love it!

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  34. The peach cobbler sounds yummy and your red and white churn dash is Amazing!

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  35. Alright, another busted UFO! I was also happy to have a deadline to get mine done. :) It looks like you guys all had a great time, so cool to come across a Civil War reenactment. Have a wonderful day!
    ~Brandy

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  36. I love your quilts! Beautiful! And the mason jar salad is a great idea! It looks like the perfect picnic. :)

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  37. What a wonderful Swoon! I'm alway in awe of how clever some quilters are with not just colors but textures and that little pocket is just perfect. I did an oversized block quilt for my picnic (I'm on tomorrow!) but I really enjoyed the way you used smaller patchwork to make the blocks.

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  38. Wow, this looks like the perfect day, perfect lunch, perfectly beautiful quilts, and such great family time! What terrific quilts - so great in the reds and denims, my favorite! Fun little pocket in the middle of the swoon. Very cool!

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  39. Two fun quilts! I like how you made the oversized churn dash. Everything about your picnic is pretty....even the food is pretty!

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  40. Two fabulous quilts! The churndash is my favorite. How can you go wrong with a churndash and red patchwork? Your picnic looked like so much fun and the menu delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I loved this post! I wished I was there! :-)

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  42. great looking quilt and yummy picnic.

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  43. Great quilts. So much piecing and matching. Red, white and blue are definitely picnic quilt colors.

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  44. Looks like the whole family enjoyed the picnic. Great menu and beautiful quilts.

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  45. I would totally come to your picnic! I especially love those red Swoon blocks!

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  46. My favorite is the jar salads! awesome! After the quilts,
    of course!

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  47. Stunningly beautiful!!! I have a Churn-Dash love affair! wow on the Giant Churn dash! And the Swoon.... I am swooning with the RWB! I am so loving this blog hop. Moms make it happen ... Your family is blessed.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Janita

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  48. That menu was perfect! Wish I was there for some desert. Your quilts are both so cute. I also like making the Churn dash block.

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  49. I love your Churn dash quilt, love the ideas of using squares to make it. What is the finished size, please. I love the idea of the laminate on the back, it makes sense. I have always wanted to try the mason jar salads, I should have made them for our road trip.

    Terri

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  50. You know how to pack a picnic girl ! The salad in the jar ....great idea ! Your churn dash (one of my favs BTW) jean quilt is perfect picnic material...really, rugged but beautiful ! And the SWoon, I am a swoon lover....need I say more ? Great job Corrie !

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  51. I love the giant churn dash! Super cute idea, giant block quilts rock!

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  52. Corrie, what a great picnic and pair of quilts! I am sorry to be so late commenting, but is really enjoyed your post. Your food and pictures were also so much fun!

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  53. What fantastic memories you made!
    Love the Swoon quilt... makes me wish I would finish mine :)
    What a great idea to make salads in the canning jars!

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  54. Both quilts are very lovely.

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  55. What a wonderful picnic; I wish I could have joined in the fun. Love the salads in a jar - how cool! Great picnic blankets and I love the laminate. I do wonder how it washes up; can it be washed in the washing machine?

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  56. Love your red white and blue quilts. The feature of the pocket in the centre of the Swoon block is fantastic!

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