Friday, October 5, 2018

Playground Picnic - New Finishes and a New Pattern

I am super excited this morning to share my newest Quilt Pattern in the Happy Quilting pattern lineup ;)   It is called Playground Picnic and I just love it!!!   I was able to teach this pattern a few weeks ago in a class and it was a fun time for everyone, beginners and experts alike and they go a whole lot of blocks made.  So fantastic!!!

The pattern can be found  found in my Etsy Shop,  and like all my new Pattern Releases, It is on Special!!!!  This week Playground Picnic will be marked down to $5.50!!! After that, it will be marked at the regular pattern price of $8.50 :)

The super fun thing about this pattern, is that the blocks are pieced on point.  I know right, they don't look on point.  But that is the beauty of it.  They are pieced on point, and then trimmed, with very little waste, so you will still be able to get those perfect points every time!!!   So great :)   

This version of Playground Picnic is made up using Clover Hollow by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics.    It was the perfect fabric, as Sherri and Chelsi  designed their fabrics to really read one color, and that allowed each block to pop!!!  You see every little bit of the piecing, and I just love that!! 

And when it came time to quilt it I went with an all over Swirl with an open center.   I love how this designs add so much movement, and all of those beautiful swirls soften all of those wonderful angles.  And my Pearl 402 So Fine thread blended perfectly with all of these colors.  It really is my go to quilting color ;)  

And that is my new Playground Picnic quilt!!!!  I am just head over heals with this finish and am so excited to be able to share this design in pattern form.   So let me tell you a bit more about the pattern ;)

Like all my patterns, Playground Picnic has size options so you can make the quilt size that fits you ;)  You will find 5 size options, a Baby, Lap, Picnic, Twin, and a Queen size.  The block really does piece together quickly, so even if you are making the queen size, you aren't going to get bogged down in this project :)

And this quilt is Fat Quarter friendly, so it is super easy to grab a bundle (like the Clover Hollow one I used) and get going.   I also included a second Fabric option in the pattern for Yardage or Scrappy layout.   And I wanted to try out the scrappy version, so I whipped up this adorable Baby Size scrappy version of Playground Picnic as well. 


I just used a Navy for the background, and then cut all of my print fabrics in wonderful scraps all from my Yellow Bin.    Isn't it just so fun!!!  I love how all of those scrappy prints just blend together to make a seemingly two color quilt.   Just perfect!!! 

And the pattern makes it super easy to know exactly how much to cut from your scraps to make this go together super quick while doing some serious scrap busting.  Yippee!!!

I quilted this version of Playground Picnic in an all over echoed paisley design.   And I used Navy thread and love the way it pops on the yellow.   And if you like this design, I have a video tutorial here on how I do it ;)

 And that's the second Playground Picnic.    And both options are in the pattern!!!  And just like all my patterns, this is a full color pattern that can be printed in either page format or book format.  It is filled with lots of wonderful illustrations to guide you along each step of the way.   You are going to have so much fun putting this together ;)  And of course,  if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to email me ;)  

And those are my new Playground Picnic quilts and the new Playground Picnic pattern!!!!  Again, the pattern can be found in my Etsy Shop and will be on special for $5.50 all this week ;)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up these Quilt Finishes to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's :)

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  1. That looks really nice. I like both versions.

  2. This is so cute! Both versions look great!

  3. it's such a beautiful pattern, Melissa!!! thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday! Have a great weekend!

  4. Melissa, this is another sweet pattern!!

  5. I LOVE this one Melissa! Great job!

  6. It’s a pretty snazzy block, Melissa! Works up into beautiful quilts.

  7. I love it Melissa! So beautiful! Thank you!

  8. What a cool pattern -looks great in any colourway - well done!

  9. I like this pattern alot. I especially like the baby version! It really does read as a 2 color quilt!


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