By “Camping” I mean Summer Camp. All those fun, outdoors activities that are part of growing up.
Again, this started with a small amount (about 3/4 yard) of the focus fabric, and was a quick finish as the blocks only have 7 pieces. The woodsy backing reinforces the theme.
MINI TUTORIAL: Start with a center 5″ square. Add 6 rectangles 5″ x 2-3/4″. That’s it! You’ll have a 9″ finished block. I used 20 blocks in this quilt, finishing at 26″ x 45″. It was fun, and a bit of a challenge, to get the scrap rectangle values right: dark enough to not compete with the focus fabric, but light enough to shine.
I don’t usually use light bindings, but there was enough of the focus fabric to do this and it felt right this time. It was a 2-1/2″ binding so the print would be that much more visible.
Some of you know that my school offers children a learning experience known as Intensives. The week before Christmas and the last week of school in the Spring, students don’t attend regular classes. (Honestly, what really gets done in classes at that time?) Rather, each student selects from a menu of classes and attends that one course for the entire week. Offerings include theater, music, rock climbing, engineering, local history, and…sewing!
While on Spring Break this past week, I prepped samples for the Spring Sewing Intensive. SEW much fun!
There are still a lot of details to work out, but this part is finished.
I am including links to tutorials the projects are based on:
Now, for an appeal: If you have leftover precut squares (2-1/2″, 5″ or 10″) that you would like to be rid of, I would use them for these student projects. I am not asking for free, but would pay for them and shipping if we can make a deal. You can leave a comment or email me. Thank you so much for considering us.