Roan was born on Solstice weekend. Around my neighborhood, which is home to the Fremont Arts Council, that means he gets a parade for his birthday, naked body painted bicyclists and all.
We always brunch and then walk to the end of the street to find our spot.
We’ve needed a Solstice Parade/Picnic quilt for ages now to stake out our territory. So yesterday I pulled out the bee blocks from my Little Blue Cottage Bee and started sashing them.
In the evening I placed them on top of the black cross-hatch with some darker edging and called it a night.
For some unknown reason my brain says, “Go square.” on the finished size of the quilt. Not something I’m usually into.
I’ve got two backings in mind, both Alexander Henry of course.
I’m leaning towards the Star Sign though. I wanna be able to put this down on a city street or a grassy lawn. This one’s dark and fun.
The Star Sign is also one of Roan’s favorites.
I like the direction it took and it’s fitting bright colors, just like the parade.
At some point I’d like to make some postage stamp blocks with the traditional layout of all sewn together with no being or end. I like the idea of on-point and cutting some into triangles to complete the square.
Because these were made by so many different people they just wouldn’t fit together properly and that just wouldn’t work for this perfectionist.
Do you all have dreams of a picnic quilt?
Three short of the finish with the black sashing. Excuse to go buy fabric in the wash as I type. I also might pull that red block with the yellow sashing and recut it. It looks out of place.