Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Scraptacular Picnic Quilt

My first featured blogger with a Scrappy Tutorial is Nanette from Freda's Hive !Nanette is one of the very first bloggers I started following way back when... I consider her one of my bestest blogging friends.
I've had this quilt... Nanette's Scraptacular Tutorial for her Picnic Quilt...

...bookmarked since she posted about it in February.

I'm excited to share with you the beginnings of my own Scraptacular Picnic Quilt!

Picnic Quilt

This is a great tutorial and uses squares as small as 2 1/2"... Perfect for all those bitty scraps, or the left over Jelly Roll Strips you have layin around.
I love Nanette's quilt and decided to use the same color scheme... So I rummaged through my RED, BLUE, YELLOW and GREEN scraps.

Here are my scraps layed out so you can see all the different sizes.

Picnic Quilt

I spent the evening pressing and cutting my scraps per Nanette's tutorial, into small and large squares until I had a nice little stack....
Picnic Quilt
Then I started chain piecing... First the small squares...
Picnic Quilt

Then the small square sets onto the larger square...

Picnic Quilt

I chose to sew 6 of my smaller blocks into a larger block.
Picnic Quilt
Then I'll sew these larger blocks into rows.

I LOVE sewing with my scraps. And I'm loving this quilt. I did a little math for ya too.
6 of Nanette's blocks sewn together to form a larger block equals 12 1/2" square.
Picnic Quilt

For a nice lap to twin size quilt you will need approx. 35 - 12 1/2" blocks.

That's a total of 420 of the smaller squares and 210 of the larger squares needed using Nanette's tutorial...

Picnic Quilt





Happy Sewing !!!

87 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Done! Please put my name in the drawing for the Grand Prize. I love this scrap picnic quilt... I'll dream of picnic weather while I sew! Thanks for a great tutorial.

Sharon said...

Hi there I also have been with Freda for a long time and love this quilt. I have put your sign on my blog just so you know...

Joanne said...

I love your Sew Scraps Along concept and blogged about it just now. I have the button on my blog and I included the picture in the actual post today. I would love to have my name in the draw. Joanne

Gabriella said...

I love this wonderful Sew Scraps Along!!!!
And I love Nanette's blog ... I'm a fan of her projects and this is so cheerful ^__^

I have put the bottom of the Sew Scraps Along on my blog 's sidebar.
Great tutorial and thank you for the drawing ^__*

Hugs

blop said...

Love it!!

Becky said...

Aww Shucks, Mizz Jodi, I done that before you asked me too. :)

debbie m said...

I don't have a blog :o(...but I do follow Nanette and have for a while. Love when she shows vintage on Fabric Friday. I'll be following along with this blog anyway. Can't wait to see all of the fantastic ideas. Thanks.

Debby said...

Super sweet quilt, I have added it to my must do this winter list, thanks for sharing. I have added your button to my blog, hope thats OK

Sunflower Antics said...

I am SO EXCITED! I just got my post done.

http://sunflowerantics.blogspot.com/2012/01/gona-be-scrappy-2012.html

I have the button in my sidebar AND in the post!
Spending some extra time today to spread the word on this FUN new Sew Scraps Along for this year!

Hugs!!!
Kim ♥

West Michigan Quilter said...

I havae your button on my sidebar. Please put my name in the drawing for the Grand Prize. Great tutorial. I can't wait to get started on it.

Michelle said...

I just posted, too... Nanette's quilt is just so cheery!

Thanks for putting all this together. I love my scraps, but I love finding ways of using them up even more.

Ann T. said...

Thanks for another chance to use up my scraps. I would love to win the grand prize.

Kellie said...

I'm excited about Sew Scraps Along (oh, that picnic quilt!) and can't wait to put a dent in my scrap heap! I've posted about it on my blog and would love to be entered in the grand prize giveaway!

http://kelliecooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/scrappity-scrap-scraps.html

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a great tutorial and project. You could literally use any kind of fabric for this quilt. I'm thinking blue and green. :-)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

This a fun and easy scrap quilt. I love the colors!

Lee D said...

ok done I have blogged about your wonderful scraps along! the picnic blanket is beautiful and so vibrant. Thanks for the chance to win Jodi!

Jess said...

I have added your button and commented about the sew scrap along in my blog post. I am excited about hte scrap along and the prizes. Thanks for all the work. I love scrap quilting.

Karen H said...

I made one of these quilts from Nanette's tutorial last year. I love it. It went together so quickly and I love the pattern. I will be blogging about the scrap along. Thanks

Mila@Rimbun said...

I love scraps and would love to have more scraps in my studio

http://blogrimbun.blogspot.com/2012/01/2012-sew-scraps-along.html

Karen H said...

Ok, consider yourself blogged...
:)

Nancy D. said...

Gorgeous quilt! I'm so happy to see the variety of projects for scraps. Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog..through the sidebar of another blog....first I have to say--I LOVE what I see so far!!! This picnic quilt is awesome! I love yours in progess as well...totally colors I am inspired by right now. I really love the look of scrappy quilts, but haven't quilted in several years--and even then, have only done a couple--so my scrap supply is small. :( But I hope to build it up!

I blogged on my blog and added the button! I am so excited about this month and being inspired by all of the creativity!

Lani Padilla said...

Just posted a blogpost about the Sew Scraps Along and have the button on my sidebar.
Can't wait to get started on these awesome projects.
Love the Scraptacular Picnic Quilt ... such a quick and easy put-together!

Lani

Renea said...

I would love to be included in your Scrap Along and be included in the giveaway. I do not have a blog but if I did I would sew post your button.

hueisei said...

I blogged the great event here :-
http://loveitsewit.blogspot.com/2012/01/sew-scraps-along-2012-by-pleasant-home.html

I will check back here for more great tutorial!! ;)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I put your button up when first came out - just added a post with Nannette's quilt tutorial project in the works - http://vroomansquilts.blogspot.com/2012/01/sew-scrap-along.html

Cindy said...

I think it's great anytime you can use your scraps! It's a great quilt- so happy and cheery! Thanks!

Lynnae said...

I blogged about Sew Scraps Along. It is such a great idea and I am excited to be apart of it.

Adele said...

Lots of Scrappy Fun !!!
I blogged about this and hope to someday make this picnic quilt

ciccia74 said...

I'm a follower of you and Nanette. Great tutorial, i'll go to do soon.
Hugs

Kim said...

I blogged about it.
Nanette's quilt is beautiful.

lynaeve said...

THIS IS AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!! I think this quilt is beautiful. I dont have a blog:( I just started following you though. If this entry doesn't count, just delete it but i hope it does!

Béa said...

Hi, I blogged about your Sew Along and have the button in my sidebar. I LOVE scraps, thanks !

Lori Holt said...

I love this Jodi...I started mine back in February when Nanette did hers but now it looks like youre ahead of me!
Love this quilt...and Nanette...and you:)
A fun scrappy project!

Quiltdoodles said...

I blogged about your scrappy fun. I love scraps and I am always looking for scrappy ideas. I have to make this picnic quilt! I can't wait to read about organizing scraps. Thanks!

Marilee said...

This is the most excited I've been about a quilt along. You hit the spot.

Christine L said...

Love this idea.. i added your button to my blog, www.quiltmonstercloset.com
I look forward to using up some of my stash.

SewLindaAnn said...

I don't have a blog, but I follow you and Frieda. Just wanted to say I love the scrap idea you're doing.

pinsandneedles said...

Love to join your Sew Scrap Along...I posted on my blog and have the button on my sidebar. Looking forward to all the things planned for this journey. This picnic quilt is very cute...thanks for the tutorial and a chance at the draw.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love this sew along. And you make it look so happy and bright.
I just posted about it, so that as many people as possible can join the fun!
Thank you for having organized this. Looking forward to the weeks to come!

Chele said...

I found you from Freda's Hive -- and I think it's great to work on this stunning picnic quilt all month long. I've blogged about the Sew Scraps Along on my blog:
http://churndashcottage.blogspot.com/2012/01/got-scraps-i-do.html

Jeannette said...

I love scrap quilts the most thanks for the great tutorial! A scrap along sounds great!

Jeannette said...

I love scrap quilts the most thanks for the great tutorial! A scrap along sounds great!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What fun! I blogged about your Scrap Along and posted your button on my sidebar.

http://billiebeesblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/sew-scraps-along-2012.html

Loralynn said...

I blogged and buttoned!!! http://loralynnsart.blogspot.com/2012/01/month-long-scrap-along.html

Raina said...

So glad I found your blog! I posted about SewScrapAlong... please enter me in your drawing. Thanks for the chance!

Carrie P. said...

this should be a lot of fun. I have just done a blog post mentioning your sew along. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly O. said...

of course I blogged about it ;)

Loving the scrap quilt you chose this time--maybe I'll have enough scraps to join in this time

Jayme said...

I blogged about the Sew Scraps Along! Thanks for the inspiration!

KellyS said...

Blogged here

http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4706629735850519985#editor/target=post;postID=6570661615338059947

The Thompsons said...

Done and Done- this is going to be a lot of fun!

Sheila said...

Done! Button and blog. Please place my name in the drawing for the Grand Prize. I love the scrap picnic quilt. I will make this one! Thanks for doing this month of scrap quilting ideas. Sheila

Diane said...

Hi! I blogged and put this on my sidebar on 12/31... looking forward to the month ahead!

Pat said...

I love scrap quilts because you always find another treasure each time you look. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway but I don't yet have a blog. Your picnic quilt is a winner!

Erica said...

I just blogged about this and added the button to my blog. This is a great project, thanks for the inspiration.

quilary said...

I think I really need some help with my scrap problem...blogged about this and button on my sidebar :)

Cathy said...

Scraps did you say scraps. I have so many I will be sewing forever. Would love to win your drawing to help keep them under some control.

thanks

Laurel said...

Blogged about what I'm planning on doing with the charms / scraps I'm collecting!

KaHolly said...

Such fun!! I've blogged about it and inserted your button, so 'on with the show'! Looking forward. ~karen

Rhonda G said...

Button posted. Love Scraps!

Crystal Ernst said...

Button posted and shared your sew along with a couple of my online groups too.

Susan said...

I've blogged about the Scraps Along on my blog. I'm sew excited to join. I've posted your button and I'm ready to roll.

Leslie said...

I did blog about it also and added your button! Can't wait to start on this picnic quilt...I am hoping to this weekend!
Thank you!

Linda said...

I blogged about your Sew Scrap Along AND posted your button in my blog sidebar. Thanks for offering postings on this great topic. It will be fun to learn more. And thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Kim said...

I never left the link to my blog--

http://kimberlyrennie.blogspot.com/

I am loving these daily posts! Though I did go through my scraps last night and realized I don't have many bright, fun colors like the ones your projects show! (and are what really excites me right now! LOL) I guess I better get to work making scraps!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh how I adore Freda's creations! :o)
Thank you for putting my name in your hat for the give a way! :o) How exciting!!
Have a great weekend Jodi. :o)

Vickie said...

Love the idea of using up my scraps and having wonderful projects to do it with. One can never have too many scraps or use too many. I have you button on my blog and a post. So please put my name in the hat for the drawing.

Susanne said...

Fabulous sewalong :) Can#t wait to use my scraps. Just blogged about it.
Susanne

Genevieve said...

I blogged about your Sew Scrap Along and placed your button on my blog. I am sooooo looking forward to working through my scraps and making wonderful things with them.I plan to make the picnic quilt this weekend. Thanks for the tutorial. I love scrappy things. I am following. Please place me in your drawing.

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

I blogged about the scrap-along. I am loving this idea and this tutorial. Thanks for hosting such a great sew-along.

Here is my post: http://www.boutiqueuniquely.com/2012/01/friday-favorites-first-friday-of-2012.html

Carmen said...

I added the Sew Scraps Along pic in my blog post.

Carla said...

Hi Jodi, I put up a post today mentioning your great blog and scrappy goodness. Your button is also on my sidebar...thanks for the chance to win!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Thanks for sharing this picnic quilt. Great job!

Please enter me to win....I've blogg about Sew Scraps Along as well as added a button.

Looking forward to a lot of fun here.

JCnNC said...

My post is up and running on my blog - please include me in the drawing for the grand prize. Picnic quilts plus 2-1/2 pieces - this is so doable. I will see what I have and get busy. Thanks from Judy C in NC
www.shadetreequilting

P. said...

I blogged about the Sew Scraps Along today, and showed my first scrappy sample block!

Quilt n Queen said...

It's done...posted your button on my blog. Now I'm going to gather my scrapes....I'm liking the idea of sewing the 4 blocks together and then making the rows. My machine is coming home today from a week at the spa....looking forward to stitching the 'Sew Scraps Along'. Thanks for the chance to win the grand prize....(o:

ElaineW said...

Done!
I have been looking for a super simple project for all my scraps. I am going to make the Picnic quilt real soon. I love the fact that I can just chain piece and not to really have to think. Sometimes I need that. Thanks for sharing that great tutorial.

{ feathered..whimsy } said...

This is such a fun idea! I have tons of scraps but never know what to do with them! I just keep saving them. Ha ha! I blogged about this sew along and I also put the button on my side bar! :)

www.featheredwhimsy.blogspot.com

-Leigh

hafza said...

I've posted about 2012 Sew Scraps Along at my blog - http://hooknneedlecreations.blogspo.com and place the button at my blog's sidebar. Love the Spactacular Picnic Quilt tutorial and looking forward for others guest bloggers that you have for the Sew Along. Thanks for the great idea!

Jen said...

Thanks for this great scraps series! One thing I would like to do this year is use up some of my scraps and you are helping to inspire me! I blogged about Sew Scraps Along.

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

What a great way to use our scraps. I'm a lover of scrap quilts and couldn't resist scrap quilt-along, so I added your button.

Deb said...

I just blogged about the Scraps-Along: (http://girottifamily.typepad.com/mountain_musings/2012/01/cut-the-scraps.html)
And will add the button to my sidebar later today.

SassyCathy said...

http://sassycathy-sassycathy.blogspot.com/2012/01/sew-scraps-along-at-pleasant-home-check.html
I blogged about your site :)
Still trying to learn more about blogging.
Love the Scraptacular idea!
Cathy Byrd
byrd@gulftel.com

Gwen said...

I blogged here: http://gwen-inmyownlittlecorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaway-at-pleasant-home.html

LOVE the scraptalular quilt--- the fabrics are SO similar to my choices for the "Blogger's Bundle" contest! Great minds think alike! :)

elletaylor said...

I am loving all the scrappy quilts and hope to have enough scraps to make one soon! Fall is my absolute favorite season. Cooler days and lovely colors.....

Azah said...

I am loving use scrap fabrics.. and my favorite fabrics is jeans..

doodlebugmom said...

cute

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