My Perfect Picnic

Welcome to my day in the Perfect Picnic Blog Hop!

Thanks to Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt
for the wonderful Picnic idea and to
Mary of I Piece 2-Mary for organizing this awesome hop!
A special thanks goes to Riley Blake Designs
for the beautiful laminate they provided,
for the awesome inspiration,
and our hop sponsor, Peterboro Baskets
For my Perfect Picnic,
I made this fun quilt
using Allison Designs’s Patch-No-Work! pattern
in black & white with a little touch of red!
Of course, I had to have a little applique!
So I used my favorite tool,
the Silhouette Cameo,
and cut out our initials
to make these little pillows for our picnic…
I loved working with the beautiful
red & white polka dot laminate Riley Blake provided
and created a liner to go under my quilt
to keep it clean and dry!
Sewing the laminate was made easier with
my Bernina Teflon foot!  
These great tarp/canopy clips with tent pegs
held the four corners of the liner down.
Hubby and I had a wonderful picnic on the grounds
of Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, LA…

…even the local wild life came out to greet us!

There were several antique quilts
on display at the house
and a sewing machine from the 1800s

The flowers were beautiful…

…a few favorites.
For our picnic,
I made a Crawfish Casserole,
Mexican Cornbread,
and a Broccoli Salad…
…we finished off our meal with
watermelon and Three-Story Dream Pie…
… with a cherry on top,
played Mancala,
and read Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook
We had a wonderful time!
I’m so glad you stopped by!
How about a little giveaway?
I had three new patterns at Market this Spring…



…I’d like to give away a pattern to three winners!
Three chances to win: leave a comment,
follow my blog, and/or like Cherry Blossoms on Facebook
Giveaway closes on Friday, June 13… good luck!

… and the winners are …

                   drum roll, please…

                                   Congrats ladies!
And for more Perfect Picnics, visit these ladies:
Monday June 9



0 thoughts on “My Perfect Picnic

  1. Nancy says:

    How cozy, comfy and elegant! Your Pillows are Beautiful, and your Quilt looks stunning hanging over the railing!! The fabric around the red center looks like lace, so pretty. What a fun day with your yummy food and scenic surroundings! Thank~You so much for sharing your Perfect Picnic Quilt day with us!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  2. Nancy says:

    I just signed up to follow your Blog Post~ Now to find the pattern for this Quilt, not to mention I would Love to win one of yours~

  3. Judy B says:

    Your picnic quilt and pillows are are sew elegant! Love how you staked the edges sew they wouldn't blow in the wind. Your menu makes my mouth water. Thank you for sharing. I follow you via email.

  4. Anita says:

    I love your picnic quilt, beautiful subtle colors! You had the picnic in perfect surroundings, and the menu looks yummy.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. charlotte says:

    What a wonderful picnic. I sometimes forget how beautiful it is that far south. Lived in New Orleans for a year, about 30 some odd years ago. Old plantation homes are amazing. Your picnic quilt is gorgeous. I love the subtle gradations of color and the red in the center makes it qwesome. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures today.

  6. StitchinByTheLake says:

    Cherry you've done it again – another beautiful quilt! Do you live in Louisiana – I don't think I knew that? My husband and I volunteer at a mission in south Louisiana a couple of times a year and love the old plantations. I'm now following on Bloglovin and yes, I've liked you on Facebook. 🙂 blessings, marlene

  7. Thearica says:

    Love your picnic quilt! You can never go wrong with black, red and white together! Your picnic destination rocks!

    Love your new patterns! I love that baby buggy!

  8. Mdm Samm says:

    yes perfect in every way…your quilt is absolutely stunning as I have come to expect from you…all done in squares right? it is stunning Cherry …YOUR photos on a plantation, wow….now that I could see you parading with a full skirt and hoop waving a fan…your photos all of them are soooo spectacular even down to your scrumptious picnic favours…has me aching to join you for your next outing…

  9. Vickie says:

    Your picnic looks elegant Cherry ! A beautiful setting, pretty picnic paraphernalia and a very clever idea to use tent stays to hold the laminate in place.

  10. Carol says:

    Your quilt is so gorgeous and looks beautiful hanging over the porch railing. I love the pillows, too! You picked a great site for your picnic…totally wow'd me with your food and pics!

  11. Mary Pat Callihan says:

    Hi Cherry! Talk about a beautiful post. Everything you did was so elegant, everything! The quilt was perfect and so were the pillows…what else do you want to do after eating but lay down 🙂
    I looks like it was a great day on a lovely old plantation!

  12. Suze says:

    Your quilt and pillows are phenomenal! The pictures of the scenery just kept getting better and better and more inviting. I think everyone will be adding the Rosedown Plantation as a place to visit. It was perfect for a picnic and would could be more thrilling for a quilter than an antique sewing machine and quilts to view. Not being where we readily have crawfish, I have never encountered Crawfish Casserole. The Three-Story Dream pie looks delicious and is another new dish to me. Thank you for joining the hop and giving us lots of dreamy eye candy and inspiration.

  13. Corrie says:

    I really love your quilt, how subtle the colors are. It's lovely. What a fun day & a perfect place for a picnic. Congrats on the new patterns; they are great!

  14. Deonn says:

    Oh, my goodness, Cherry! Lovely quilt, lovely setting (wow – a plantation, none the less!) Great trick with the tarp clips to anchor the laminate as a liner. And yes, the teflon foot makes sewing the laminate a piece of cake! Or three-story dream pie, that is!! Oh, my your picnic looks oh, so delicious – and such a pretty way to pack it all in that basket – will you share recipes for your casserole and pie? Wonderful pictures in a beautiful setting. Looks like the perfect picnic to me!

  15. Amy says:

    Cherry, it is absolutely stunning. The quilt, picnic and setting are just picture perfect. Thanks for sharing your picnic with all of us.

  16. Mara says:

    I follow your blog and omg! I love your quilt, your food looks sooooo yummy (do you have the recipe for the 3 story dream pie) and the flowers and grounds that you picnic-ed at OH MY, Lovely!

  17. Carla says:

    Your post is so cheerful and inspirational. Love the effect of the red and black fabrics on the quilt and your pillows are just so sweet. You have great photos of your picnic and that plantation is a great spot for a picnic. I'm so hungry now that I've seen and read your menu.

  18. LJ says:

    Honest, I don't think you have made anything that I didn't like and this picnic quilt and the pillows are no exception. I never get tired of blk and white and your sense of how to blend the fabrics is awesome. The spot of color (pink is my favorite color) is perfect. I love that the laminate is a separate piece; I must check out those clips, too. What a fun picnic and the menu was lovely.

  19. madebymeinred says:

    The quilt is gorgeous and the staging was perfect. I love the colors you choose for it. The pillows are delightful and thanks for the tip about the clips. Now we have to twist your arm for some recipes! Looks yummy.

  20. Beth says:

    Your picnic looked like it was lots of fun & yummy! I love black & white! Thanks for a chance to win one of those fabulous patterns.

  21. Cindy says:

    Your quilt is so pretty. Great combo of colors and fabric! And what an exquisite location for a picnic. Beautiful. Your food sounds great too….crawfish casserole…yum!

  22. Doris Rice says:

    That is a beautiful quilt and matching pillows. And the plantation is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway. dorisquiltingqueen at yahoo dot com

  23. MoeWest says:

    Your quilt and the picnic setting are gorgeous! I love the fabrics in your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow on FB and bloglovin. When I checked to make sure I was following on bloglovin, I didn't see this recent post. Your link to bloglovin on the right and this webpage are not the exactly the same name.

  24. Brandy Pettit says:

    Cherry, your picnic area is gorgeous! Great idea on the pillows, I may have to follow suit for ours. Thank you for offering up some patterns, I like the Baby Ride pattern the best, but they are all pretty and fun.

  25. Brenda says:

    A beautiful quilt — such a simple pattern and great fabric choices. And great food and entertainment as well. Many happy picnics to you in the future.

  26. Theresa says:

    I love your quilt! I love the polka dots too, I tend to stash polka dots and have a terrible time cutting them up. That's why I have a pretty good stash. lol

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