Every week my daughter and I go to the woods, bringing with us snacks, drinks and extra cloths, which doesn’t leave much space in my bag for a picnic blanket.  Therefore I decided to make a small one that is just big enough for the two of us.  I couldn’t justify buying more fabric (due to owning somewhat large stash of the various craft materials) and after looking through all the 5″ squares selected the ones that seemed to go well together.  I followed the instructions for the Picnic Blanket by Erin of house on hill road, but as the blanket was too small added a border.
Picnic Blanket
The final (perfect) size of the blanket is 30″ x 34″ and I love the subdued earthy colours. Next time I’ll have to attempt some quilting.