Dreaming of a Picnic

1-picnicblanketPicnic weather is finally here. Hopefully I’ll be able to use my picnic blanket sometime this Summer.
I made it last year using my Martha Stewart loom set, but never got a chance to use it outside.
2-picnicblanketMy picnic blanket is about 62″x 44″
After I got it all together and finished, I washed it and laid it wrong side up on the floor so I could clip/tie off  any loose yarn ends. My grandson laid down on it. Like a toddler following in his big brothers footsteps Shelibean laid down on it too. They looked so comfy that it made me wonder if it’s more of a napping blanket instead of a picnic blanket. lol I’m glad they laid on it and I was able to click off a couple photos because it kind of helps give an idea of the size.
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The squares are half red and half other colors. I positioned them in a manner to be a zigzag type pattern.
I wove red & white triangles to fill in the sides and corners.3-picnicblanket5-picnicblanketThe only thing I would have done differently with my picnic blanket is I would have made it one row of squares wider so the zigzag would be pointing the same way on each side. I didn’t realize it until I had it mostly sewn together and I wasn’t about to take it apart.

I’m quite pleased with my blanket. I’ve gotten many compliments on it. Most folks are fascinated that I used a Martha Stewart Loom set to weave it. I tell them it was somewhat like making a quilt. I made the blocks and then hand sewed them all together. It took alot of time to make all the blocks, but it’s so worth it when I see my finished creation.

picnicI hope you all have warm sunny days
to have many fun filled picnics.
Have a great rest of the week!

t57063

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Here’s a video I found on youtube that shows
how to weave the triangles on a square loom:


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6 thoughts on “Dreaming of a Picnic

  1. That is such a SWEET photo! Your grandson reminds me a little of Marshall at that age – probably the hair!
    Love your picnic blanket….I’m betting you get to use it soon.

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    • Thanks so much Dianna
      When you post Marshall’s boyhood photos, I always think of my son and grandson. They all have about the same hair color. And of course all 3 are cute as a button. 🙂

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  2. Oh boy! I’m glad you posted the picture of the blanket with your grandson on it! That quickly changed the perspective; I thought at first it was a beautiful place mat. 🙂 Hope you get to use it on Memorial Day.

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    • Thanks Charlotte
      I thought the same thing that it looked like a place-mat when I posted the photo of it by itself lol. It is funny how the perspective of it changed with my grandson laying on it.
      Unfortunately, It’s supposed to be rainy here. So I doubt we’ll be having a picnic.
      I hope your weekend is filled with lots of snuggles from them sweet baby kittens. 🙂

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    • Hi Roylcoblog
      Welcome to my blog.
      I’m glad you like my blanket. It was fun to make and share here.
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a happy comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      🙂

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