I chose to make my picnic blanket using one of my all-time favorite blocks...churndash! And, as this last winter has been very long and snowy, I thought I needed to work in a bright color for this project. This is made using Kona School Bus and Kona White. The mini blocks finish at 6 inches and the big ones are 24 inches.
I may have made a slight error though as our bees seem to enjoy it as much as I do...hmmm...no stings yet, lol!!
I chose to minimally quilt with straight lines using an Aurifil white 50 thread.
I decided to have our picnic at our place as we have acreage and plenty of space to spread out! My favorite peonies are in full bloom along with some beautiful poppies...
I put Hubs in charge of the grilled salmon and he performed perfectly. We grill a large portion in order to enjoy leftovers on salad the next day...yum!
I hate to share our recipe because our Costco has stopped selling the dressing we use for marinade and I have come up empty handed so far at sourcing it elsewhere but if you all are lucky enough to find it(and let me know if you do!!)...this is what the bottle looks like and it is wonderful as a marinade for the salmon or just as a dressing on a simple green salad...
We also had some yummy fruit to go with our meal along with the simple green salad mentioned above...
I do not have the good fortune of owning one of the sweet Peterboro baskets from our Hop sponsor (oh my, this is my favorite of theirs) but I do have this green handwoven one I purchased many years ago which has provided many years of faithful service.
We had peach pie for dessert...my favorite!! I am not a pretty pie baker...no pinterest shots here... but oh, I promise, it's yummy...so good!
Or maybe you prefer strawberry rhubarb?
Please be sure to stop by and visit the others who share this day with me!!
Friday June 6