Camp Out!

 

I saw a this Mini Boden shirt and thought, wow, that would make such a cute quilt. :) So I sketched out a similar camper and paper pieced the body. I top stitched all the details on, i.e. the window, door, tire, and hitch. I’m not that good at paper piecing so I went with the top stitch look.

This part, the camper with the white background and polka dot border sat around in my sewing space for awhile. I couldn’t figure out the perfect border to make it bigger.  Then it hit me a fun striped patchy border. So I grabbed lots of bright prints, cut a bunch of strips, and sew the border up. I kind of did a fun strayed affect on the corners. Don’t have a close up of that though.

I tried quilting it a bunch of ways, stippling, loopy, pebble, straight lined, yes all of those on parts till I had it half done. I didn’t like any of them because my machine kept acting up, so they were all looking super sloppy. I finally decided on this simple wavy line across the whole thing. I could use a walking foot, it would have made it a bit easier, but I really like this look all finished.

I put a simple woodsy print on the back, from the Happier Collection by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake. It is bound in a lovely mustard mini houndstooth, Denyse Schmidt for Joanns line.  It got all soft and crinkly in the wash. Love it.

I am not sure the actual size. Maybe 18″ x 24″. I sent it off to someone as a surprise. Hopefully they got it or will get it early next week. I often make things just because I can’t get an idea out of my head. But then don’t always want to keep them/don’t know what to do with them. So I like to send them to people that I know or think will love them. Plus it’s the best when you get real mail and it’s fun, handmade real mail. :)

I may share this paper pieced pattern in the future. I am not sure if I may use this to make products in my shop or not. I also have an image in my head of a giant camper quilt, or even a campground quilt? So that may happen in the future. :)

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working it

Some of the things I have been working on! :)

A mini quilt: my first, I made the camper after seeing this boden shirt and then decided to make a mini quilt out of it.

I joined in on the Old Red Barn Quilt Along again. This time it’s Granny squares. Yay! This quilt is Jolene’s creation and she has a great tutorial for it.

I am almost done with my swoon quilt! YAY! It is Christmas Gift for my in-laws, yes from this past Christmas. Sheepishly hangs head.  I joined the swoon along when I started my own Swoon quilt which is only half way done, so I will be an active part of that group for awhile still.

Lastly, I still am making string blocks when I need a break from other stuff. I can make 4-6 blocks in one hour depending on how ambitious I am. This picture is a bit old. It is now 7 x 6 rows. I learned this technique from Ashley’s tutorial at Film in the Fridge.

So that’s what I am working on right now, among toddler fun, household activities, some hand stitching projects, and ordering Flea Market Fancy Fabric in a Frenzy. Say that five times fast. ;)

 

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