I rarely spent any time indoors this summer. Save for some some ridiculously hot days where I couldn't stand the thought of leaving the air-conditioning, most of my time was spent either at various playgrounds or in the backyard, with a few out of town trips thrown in here and there. Suffice it to say, I appreciate a good picnic blanket. When Virginia at gather here asked me to put together a nine-patch picnic quilt, I was delighted. She picked out the fabrics, and I got to work.
Nine-patch quilts are so basic but beautiful. I whipped up the top over a weekend, taught the class, hand-tied the quilt, attached the binding as part of the class demo, then just kind of forgot about it. Two weeks later I was hanging out in the backyard and decided to start stitching a little section of the binding down every day. So there it is. Easy-going, easy as pie. The perfect project for lazy summer days.