Sunday, July 25, 2010

At the Beach

I finished the picnic quilt - 'What's a Picnic Without Ants?', just in time to take it for a test run at the beach. I went with my DD and a couple of Japanese students she is hosting for about 10 days. They were kind enough to hold the quilt so that I could take a photo.


I think my embroidered ants scared any real ants away. We never saw even one on the quilt. So I guess my plan worked!

12 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

What a gorgeous quilt and I love the added detail of the ants.

nicolette said...

Gorgeous photo of the quilt! It’s beautiful Hetty!

Lori R. said...

The quilt turned out beautiful... you have inspired me to start getting material around so that when I am done with some other projects, I can start on some blocks. I love the random colors in this piece! Maybe I need to find a class to learn binding. That has always been my problem and the actual quilting part. I need to find someone to quilt it. So basically, I just like making the tops!

Pat said...

The quilt looks GREAT!!! I'm glad you got to use it in such a fun way, too.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely lovely quilt, Hetty!!! The blocks are stunning and the fabrics you used go so well together. I think the bag ant scared away the little ones (o:

CaraQuilts said...

Love it!

Barb said...

Just lovely.....the ants are the magic touch!

Elizabeth said...

To cute doing hand embroidered ants to help deal with the quilt being on the ground, great idea! (yes they look real!)

Opal said...

love it! :)

Rinie said...

A beautiful photo of an ant-quilt. And held by Japanese girls! Very original, especially the ants. I love it and picnic quilt or not I would never put it on the ground!

Reddirt Woman said...

That quilt is great and what a touch with the ants! I love the bright colors... makes me think about summer just to look at it. Looks like you had a lot of fun making this one. It just looks like a happy time.

Thanks for sharing.

Helen

John said...

The picnic quilt looks great. Good idea using the embroidered ants to scare away any real ants.