A HUGE picnic blanket!!!
Here was my stash:
Using a cardboard square as my template I was able to get two 12in x 12in squares from each top. Then I laid them out to see how big of a blanket I could make.
I was excited to find two canvas curtains in my crafty closet. They were off-white. Not the most ideal color but I didn't want to have to go out and by any fabric. Plus the bottom will get dirty no matter what color it is. I sewed two curtain panels together, right sides facing, to make one large piece slightly larger than the quilt top.
Putting the right sides together, I attached the top and bottom of the quilt together. I stitched around the edge leaving a 5 inch opening. I turned it right-side-out and used Heat 'n Bond Hem to close the opening.
Instead of machine quilting I used the "Tie Quilt Technique" and used embroidery floss to tie knots where the squares intersect, but yarn would work as well.
I love that it is big enough for the whole family and it didn't cost me anything to make!!!
Now all we need is for spring to arrive!