Picnic Quilt Pattern

Our new Spring 2015 collections are finally shipping and we're so excited to see what you make with them!  In celebration of our new blog and new collections we'll be sharing our free downloadable quilt patterns that each designer created for their collections. 

To get the ball rolling, let's start with Melody Miller's Picnic Quilt!

Melody is well known for her vintage-inspired fabric designs. This new collection for Spring 2015 is called Picnic. On her selvedge, Melody included an illustration of an ant telling her friend “I sewed something pretty for you!” Sewers who enjoy adding selvedges to their projects can include this segment on gifts for family and friends. 

Picnic includes a whimsical lineup of picnic baskets, colorful apples, big painterly roses, vintage enamel flowers, and prints that reference picnic blankets and marching ants. The group also includes two lawn prints called Sunday Dress that are perfect for garments.

The two canvas prints in this group are additional versions of the picnic baskets and the apples, with the apples appearing on a larger scale. These prints will make perfect pillows, bags, kitchen decor, and accessories.

Picnic was designed to coordinate well with the other Cotton+Steel collections, including both 2014 collections and our basics. These prints are suitable for not only quilting, but apparel, accessories, and home decor.