American Jane Picnic Quilt // Finished Modern Quilt

I started this quilt last July when my husband was on a business trip. A difficult pregnancy + insomnia convinced me I needed something happy to work on that week. My mother in law had bought me two charm packs of this great American Jane fabric several years ago. I pieced the top last summer and partially quilted it. Fast forward to the beginning of this month–I pulled it out, and realized that my piecing and quilting has gotten much better! Ha! It made me laugh to see my not so straight cross-hatch quilting over a patchwork quilt where many, but not all, of the corners line up. So, it is not my best pieced quilt, but the machine binding sure looks great! By far the best results on that front. I’m just happy to have something I can use all summer long, and I was happy not to be giving this one away.  We are planning to use it tomorrow on our picnic along the Potomac.

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  1. Posted June 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    American Jane, Look and Learn. Because I couldn’t remember last night.

  2. Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi
    Posted June 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    cute quilt, I also like that fabric collection.
    lined up corners are nice but not essential… after all it is art that you can take along for a picnic!
    I solved some of these challenges by appliqueing some cute shape cut from the fabric!
    I really enjoy the title of your blog, I am with you, I do not like the running part of the triathlon!

  3. Posted June 23, 2010 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    Very fun quilt!

  4. Posted August 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Oh gosh, I just adore American Jane, have you seen the new line (not sure if it is out yet or not), so smitten with it! This quilt is fabulous!

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