Glamping Anyone? | Quilty Pleasures Blog

Lately I have been totally smitten with Terri Vanden Bosch’s adorable little campers (Quiltmaker July/August ’17, Sept/Oct ’17). Someday I hope to have a “real” mini camper to go adventuring in, but for now I thought I would make my own version of hers.

Normally I do all my applique by hand so I was excited to try this technique. I started with fusing all my shapes onto my simplified background. The applique is attached using free-motion quilting so I layered my scene with batting and backing.

I started with fusing all my shapes onto my simplified background. The applique is attached using free-motion quilting so I layered my scene with batting and backing.

Camper 2 300x300 Glamping Anyone?I was too chicken to use black thread so I decided to use gray.

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Using my darning foot I just free-motioned around each piece a couple of times. I added little details like bows attaching the bunting.

Part of the charm of this technique is that you don’t have to be super exact. I finished off the whole thing with some simple quilting in the sky and grass and added a binding. This was a fun way to experiment with this type of applique without making a big commitment.

Camper 6 Glamping Anyone?

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