Nine-Patch Picnic Basket Block
Isn’t June the perfect weather for picnics?
Yogi Bear to BooBoo: “Picanic baskets may be delicious on the lips, but they’re a lifetime on the hips!”
Yeah, I’m dating myself!
For this little picnic basket block, I’m using 9 pieces from the Moda Charm Pack Vintage Picnic by Bonnie & Camille.
I used several pieces from this charm pack for the March QAYG.
I also saved about a dozen for the next quilt I’m thinking about making.
Since traditionally picnic blankets are red gingham, that’s what I put right in the middle! And there are squares of birds, flowers, and even fruit. All fun things at a picnic.
And since I needed a border, ANTS! Every picnic has ants! I picked that fabric up at our local quilt shop, Tomorrow’s Treasures.
Although the charms are all supposed to be 5″ square, after they are washed and dried there is always a bit of shrinkage so I trimmed these all down to 4 1/2″.
Stitched the rows then sewed them together to make a 9-patch piece.
After trimming the piece, the 9-patch was now 12 1/4″ square.
I cut the ant fabric to 4″ wide and added the sides then the top and bottom.
Time for a picanic!