Camping Quilt - I picked out features that were obviously connected with camping such as a trailer tent; marshmallows toasting round a campfire; a sleeping bag and a camping gaz light. I love forests and the stars. The actual designs determined how the blocks would be made. The trailer tent and camping gaz light lent themselves to foundation piecing, whilst the campfire and sleeping bag blocks said ‘appliqué’ to me. The sleeping bag was hand sewn, and I used Bondaweb for the campfire.
I chose blue and green backgrounds as they are the dominant colours when in a field! Most of the fabric for the quilt came from my stash and I was delighted to be able to use so many of all the wonderful fabrics I had bought because I loved them.
I thoroughly enjoyed hand sewing all the blocks over the winter months, and I machine sewed the sashing between the blocks, the Seminole and braid.
The quilting was also done by machine with the feed dogs lowered.