September 25, 2023

Picnic Plaid Wall Hanging Quilt in Painterly Petals

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I have another Picnic Plaid quilt to share with you today!  This beautifully saturated fabric is Painterly Petals by Robert Kaufman and is stunning when placed on a white background in the Picnic Plaid quilt design.  Such a bright and happy quilt that would make a perfect gift for a loved one!

The Picnic Plaid quilt pattern is a twist on the Granny's Square quilt block.  The entire quilt is made with strip piecing and very few bias edges.

The Picnic Plaid quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

Painterly Petals Fabrics by Robert Kaufman

This fabric collection is a mix of watercolor prints in deeply saturated bright colors in the entire rainbow.  It's such a delightful fabric collection to sew up! I have previously used it in three quilts. 

     +  Gridwork Throw Quilt

     +  Through My Window Throw Quilt

     +  Cottage Love Wall Hanging Quilt

This is an older collection of Painterly Petals that has been updated, and I am pleased to announce that a new collection is available to check out.  You can find the Painterly Petals collection here and here.

Picnic Plaid Quilt Pattern Highlights

The Picnic Plaid quilt pattern is a fun twist on the Granny's Square block.  The quilt is made entirely with strip piecing, and don't worry, you won't be piecing together individual squares.  So quick!

The instructions include five sizes - Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.  The Full size didn't work out mathematically, so it isn't included in the pattern.  

I'm also happy to share that it's Precut friendly!  Use 2-1/2" jelly roll strips, fat quarters, or even 1/4-yard cuts.  Scrap bins are perfect for this design also.  :)

Longarm Machine Quilting

The digital longarm quilting design is Swivel Circle 2 by Karlee.  This is the first time I've used the design, and I only wish I made it a tad bit smaller.  Quilting is a bright white thread, done on my Handi Quilter Fusion with Pro Stitcher.

The backing is Garden Pindot in Cobalt with a touch of white scattered dots, which is currently in stock in our shop right here.

The binding is a turquoise from the Boundless Botanicals collection.  

Since I sold almost my entire stash before we moved from Washington State to Ohio this summer, I am having a difficult time finding fabric for bindings and backing if I haven't planned ahead to have coordinates on hand, and for some strange reason, I sold the last of the Painterly Petals yardage I had in my stash and didn't save it for this quilt!

The Picnic Plaid quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

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