My husband saw Jenny Dian on the nightly news in March 2014. He signed me up to attend a 3 day Darling Dresden class at MSQC in August 2014 (after my downsizing/retirement. My grandmother (Nana) made one quilt in her life, it was a Dresden Plate. I have that quilt and wanted to make one. It fonally finished ir May 2015.
My first experience with a pre-cut. I thought a honey bun was another name for a jelly roll so the quilt came out smaller than I expected but I learned a lot doing it. Mainly that stitch in the ditch machine quilting is a lot harder than it looks. :)
The idea of a picnic quilt came to me last year at a BBQ when I was once again sitting on my cheap fleece blanket and as the sun was setting I could feel it getting damp including myself. So I was thinking of making a quilt with a waterproof backside using waterproof sailcloth also described as Oxford Cotton. Only the top and fleece are quilted and then attached to the backside.
I am in a quilt group with six other ladies. Some of us have been together for over 30 years! We decided to do a challenge project. Each member gathered a "stash" and made the first row to guide the development of the rest of the quilt. The stash and completed rows were passed each month until everyone had completed a row for each person. The owner then put it together. Here is mine....Civil War material so everyone chose pieced squares!! A fun project!!