Saturday, August 20, 2011

Remember this?

 A while back...in fact way back in February, I posted about my Happy Camper Too quilt. You can read about it here.  I had finally finished piecing the top but wasn't sure what to do for the backing.  
I search the internet for a backing that would be camping related yet go with the main camping fabric, Happy Camper from Clothworks,  
(this fabric was no longer available.)  
I decided on the Happy Camper fabric from Moda in blue however when it came, I wasn't quite sure if I liked it.  So it became a MUF (masterpiece under fermentation) a while longer.  
It wasn't until after the wedding and related sewing were finished that I was able to pull out this quilt to finally finish it.  
I decided to go ahead and use the backing fabric I purchased.  I did not piece the back because the front and back fabric were so different.  I started quilting it earlier in the week but was determined to finish the quilting and binding for FNSI.  Here it is... 


almost all finished


I still need to hand stitch the binding and then add a label...but I'm pretty happy.  It will be ready for our camping trip over Labor Day weekend!

For those interested...the quilting is stitched in the ditch as to frame around each of the campers. In the yellow border, I free motioned quilted the names of places we have camped and the outer border is quilted in a diagonal pattern. I bound the quilt in the blue bandana print. 

This week I took a little break from quilting the above mentioned to make this little tote.  



With the help of the students at school, I collected quite a few of these juice bags.  Thought it would be a fun idea for a beach tote.  
Cute don't you think? 
Can't say too much more as it is a gift for someone special.  I think I'll make some more!

4 comments:

  1. Really cute...I love it. Great job!!

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  2. your beach tote is soooo cute and clever, love your quilt!

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  3. I love the camping quilt. It's a shame the material isn't available any longer. I would have loved to do something like that.

    When you send me the quilt pattern we talked about, could you send me the instructions for the Capri Sun tote? I'm sure I'll have access to many of those little bags this school year.

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  4. Another successful FNSI. What a fun quilt to take camping on the long weekend... though it's hard to believe we're that close to the end of summer.

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Sweet sentiments