Summer Picnic by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs
The events of 2020 left me, like many of you I'm sure, with a lot of unexpected time at home. Having spent years planning adventures to far away (and not so far away) places I found myself instead planning adventures to my own backyard. Fancy dinners out soon became "fancy" picnics in parking lots, backyards, and local parks. During the Summer of 2020, I rediscovered my childhood love of picnics. Picture if you will, warm summer nights filled with fireflies. Giant picnic blankets spread out on the grass. Baskets full of fresh locally grown fruit, and parents and kids spending quiet evenings together. Drawing on inspiration from our family picnics, I designed the Summer Picnic fabric collection. It's full of all of the things I loved most from our summer at home. I hope you will enjoy creating with it as much as I have enjoyed designing it.