I have such a fun project to share with you!
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Pellon (maker of interfacings/Wonder Under/battings, etc) and asked if I would like to be one of their Project Designers!
I was excited to be able to try out some new products – and make something fun!
Want to see what I made?
(I hope so. Since that’s the point of this whole post. ;)
A Picnic Bag and Quilt!! Which you probably figured out by the title of the post. ha.
I’m pretty much in love. And I want to sit by the lake and drink something out of a bottle and eat grapes. Oh wait. I did that.
The picnic blanket is made with this yummy yellow scrolly fabric – and backed with gray houndstooth. Cuteness.
(All fabrics came from Joann’s if you were curious)
The four corners say, “Nosh”, “Snack”, “Eat”, and “Munch”.
I added ruffles – cause on my Ruffle Vs. Ric Rac poll on Facebook – ruffles won. And I think they look mighty sweet.
The blanket folds up and slips in the back pocket of the bag – so on the way to your picnic you can carry your bag with one hand and hold your sweetie’s hand with the other.
The bag is fully lined and insulated with Pellon’s magical Insul-Fleece – so it will keep your food cool or warm.
It also has an insulated inside pocket that may or may not hold a wine bottle. Or a large salami.
Isn’t it fun? I think it would be such a sweet gift too!
So here’s my great news!!
I am, along with Pellon, offering the pattern for the Bag and Quilt – for F.R.E.E!!
How awesome is that?
You just need to pop over to Pellon and download it from there! Here’s the link.
They have you register before you can download – but it is free to register and they don’t sent you any emails. Easy peasy.
And once you register – you can download any of the other projects they have on their site.
They consider the pattern to be “Advanced”. But don’t let that make you nervous. The instructions are written just like all my regular tutorials – and the pattern is easy to redraw if you pick up some Tru-Grid.
So what do you think?? I’d love to know.
Do you go on picnics? Or have you been waiting for a cute bag and blanket and now you’ll go all the time?? ;)
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My little discloser statement: Pellon provided me with their products and the idea for a bag/blanket set - the pattern design, style, fabric choices and sewing were all done by me. :)