It's probably (ok, definitely!) not my best work, but after looking at it hanging over the back of the couch for what seems like fooorreeever, I'm just so glad it's finished! Maybe it will bring some picnic weather our way. Maybe? A person can always hope, can't they?
Made from the 12 1/2" squares from the Down to Earth sheet swap, it is 7 squares long by 6 squares wide, which makes it approximately 84" x 72" (210cm x 183cm). It looked huge inside the lounge room but once I placed it outside on the grass, it suddenly seemed perfect picnic size!
Here are a couple of my favourite squares:
The top is backed with a bedspread that we no longer use. I took the easy way out and instead of binding it, sewed it wrong sides together along three sides and then turned it right side out and handstitched the open edge closed. To secure the two layers together, I 'tied' the blanket with crochet cotton at the intersections where the squares meet.
Because the bedspread is slightly padded, our new picnic blanky is really comfy! Everyone is looking forward to trying it out....