Camper Quilt beginnings……AND Gooseberry Patch Book Winner…..

August 25th, 2013

So Linda and I have been discussing getting a camper like this or this down the road in our near future. And we are both kinda making our own quilts just for it. Linda has started doing some embroidery blocks that she has gathered along the way and her quilt is going to be made of those and a bunch of my reproduction-30’s prints that I found while I was cleaning up the studio.

My quilt is going to use a bunch of this line, Summer Camp, by Mark Cesarik:

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And some of these greys:

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And these charm packs from Moda that I picked up at Market in Portland:

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And these Birch leftovers from a couple quilts I have worked on that you can’t see yet:

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And any other “camping” themed  prints I find while I am working on it:

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And knowing me, even more fabrics that I haven’t thought of yet.  I have a couple of  ideas in mind. I need something that will make good use of those charm squares.

I really thinking Summer Camp possesses a very unique sense of color. Not one I would typically associate with Camping for some reason. I really like the golds and browns in it, and in the past I might have stuck with an overall brownish bent, but I am kinda thinking I want to try it with the assorted grey solids and “almost” solids. I have this idea in my head that the gold and the grey will go well together…..still not sure about the brown aspect of it all…

Some of the Summer Camp prints are definitely “camping”  themed:

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But some don’t necessarily have that feel when sitting all on their own:

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And some could work equally well for Christmas projects:

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I don’t know when I will get around to this project, but I thought I would share the line with you while it is in the stores so you can snatch some up while you still can.

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And onto the second part of this post.

The Gooseberry Patch Book Winner…..

I had a bit of a mix-up with this. I had first contacted the winner, but I got back a message saying it was unsendable…..so decided to email another winner…..Well that same day AFTER I emailed the “second” winner, lo and behold IN MY SPAM folder, I found an email from the first winner (don’t know how she got my first email when my email said it was not sendable…..)  But never fear, the marvelous people at Gooseberry Patch said “no worries” and that they will send a copy to both of the winners.   Now here’s the catch, I haven’t heard back from the  second winner.

So here’s the first winner who should have her very own copy soon.

Karen wrote on 7/28/13 at 9:32am:

I would love to win the book draw. I like the little projects you have displayed in the blog. Karen

And if you are the second winner and got an email from me also regarding this….Just send me your snail mail address at blunickel5@earthlink.net and we will get you taken care of.

That’s it for now. I have more posts lined up…..but I just got a job from a fabric company that they want finished in….a week and a half?? So who knows if I will get those planned posts up in time….

 

3 Responses to “Camper Quilt beginnings……AND Gooseberry Patch Book Winner…..”

  1. Anneon 25 Aug 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I’ll be sooo jealous if you guys get one of those airstream campers.

  2. Lizzieon 25 Aug 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I have to say, I’ll be looking forward to catching glimpses of you guys’ camping quilts! The Summer Camp line totally brings to mind the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, with a different slant on the red, green and gold found in clothing at that time. Remember those t-shirts that had the stylized bicycles and stripes in those colors? The beiges and browns remind me of the textiles of the period too, sofas and faded polyester curtains, a little late summer sunshine. Never thought I’d think it looked cool, but I do! Gonna be an interesting quilt…..

  3. Jeanon 26 Aug 2013 at 5:44 am

    We have an airstream and we love it! I can’t wait to see how the quilt grows. You’ve got some great campy fabric going there…

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