Sunday, January 22, 2012

Craft - A new project; Picnic rug

Found a bag of fabric at an Op shop not so long ago that contained a part finished quilt top. I thought "Cool! I'll have that and finish it off!" Well things are never that simple are they. Not sure what method it's previous owner was using, if any, but it was bizarre to say the least. They had cut similar sized squares and it seems were pinning single pieces together as they went. most odd! Anyhoo, I thought there's no way I'm going to do that, it would be a nightmare, which could be the reason it was in the op shop in the first place.

It was rather labour intensive but I ended up unpicking the lot!

Ironed it all flat.....

Sorted into piles.......

Then recut them all by trimming the edges, they are now 6 inch squares....

...and if I need more squares there is plenty more fabric!

In it's new life it will be a picnic rug, Sue and I are having a 'Christmas work do!'
I know! It's not Christmas and we don't work together, I don't even work outside of the home!
Anyway all will be revealed at a later date when
a) I finish the rug
b) It stops raining enough to actually have a picnic
c) I can get time off work!

Watch this space!


  1. No wonder the previous owner put it in the op shop. She knew someone like you would come along and fix it!

    I cant wait to see what you do with the quilt Sue. Should make a nice picnic rug...

  2. Great find there misses and what a dedicated little quilter you are, unpicking that lot!

  3. Stops raining???

    Can't wait to see the finished project :-)

  4. I am thinking our Work Do will probably be a mid winter christmas picnic!!!

  5. Oh wow what a great find!

  6. What a great project you have on your hands there.
    It will really look gorgeous when you'll have finished it.
    I admire your quilting scills.


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