Monday, 21 November 2011

camping quilt - babyroom 1

So i've decided on a theme for the baby's room that reflects what he'll just have to get used to when he's finally born - CAMPING!!!

I've an enormous list of camping themed crafts that i'm working away on for his bedroom, but the first thing was a single-bed sized quilt (for when he's a little older...or when i get overcome with exhaustion while walking the floors with him late at night when he won't sleep and so there's somewhere i can crash!)I'm pretty rubbish at photographing quilts so i've just taken loads of little parts of it which hopefully gives the general idea!
All the little motifs were hand-drawn and then cut out of fabric and fused onto the plain material (it's cheap-skate curtain lining...but shh...don't tell!!) And then i free-motion quilted the pieces on and added all the details.
My free motion quilting really is awful but i'm going to brazenly blame my sewing machine, as it is not supposed to be used to do free-motion, and therefore sortof loses the plot every now and again and starts snapping the thread or looping massive quantities of thread in big knots.....yeah that's a lot of fun to deal with, believe me.
I then just ran more free-motion all over the whole quilt just to add a bit of texture.
It is a great project to get rid of some of those random scraps of bright fabrics that i just couldn't bear to throw away!!
Cutting out the little pieces like the bunting and the bikinis was a bit of a challenge!!
It is inspired by the campsite that we used to go to as kids in France which was just like a big gypsy camp with campers, motorhomes, caravans and tents just pitched anywhere that you found a patch of sunshine and a short-cut to the beach.
I'm going to use the same little motifs for lots of stuff in his bedroom just to give a real explosion of colour. Nothing worse than a bland baby-room!!
Hopefully you can look past the dodgy photos and dodgy stitching to see the fun that i'm going to have with this theme!!! Roll on the other projects!!

71 comments:

Emma said...

Whoa! You quilt is so bright and fun! I love the image transfer idea, I'm going to have to try that out. :)

Beatrice said...

O.K. I am totally overwhelmed & pleased to visit your blog. It was a fantasy moment, choir of voices singing when I learned little boy & then saw a camping themed assortment of your creations. How I love them, how great a concept for the little man! Life is a journey aside from the fun of camping for pleasure.
So much for dolls-ha! Next time! For now, know you have made me quite happy! Beatrice

Deanie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! The theme is unique with all the little camper vehicles, love your creativity.

:) Dorothee (: said...

Wow, what a wonderful quilt, a real little piece of art!
This
Is truly one of the most impressive (and loveliest!) quilts that I have ever seen in the Internet so far.
I really love this, and can't find anything awful on it! ;)
I wanna say it once again:
I am very impressed!
This quilt is wonderful!
I wish I had made it. Or at least you would have made it for me. ;)

Cheers,
Dorothee

Lisa said...

This is truly a labor of love! What an awesome quilt!

The Walkers said...

You need to post a link to your free hand motifs...

Anonymous said...

I just can't imagine how many hours this quilt took to make. You should keep it always...what an heirloom!

Melissa said...

Glorious !!!

bravenutt said...

WOW! Wish you would make one for me! I LOVE IT!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS QUILT!!! ;)

shobs said...

What patience to do such minute work. Absolutely breathtaking!reckoned

Gmama Jane said...

I'm sure your little boy is a toddler by now. I hope he is old enough to enjoy the beautiful quilt his mommy made him. I found a picture of your quilt on the Facebook page called The Road to Glamperland. My husband and I camp so I simply HAVE to make this quilt. I'm in love with your quilt!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I found your camping quilt creation through Pinterest. This is fabulous! I love the whole idea.
Thanks,
Donna

Nancy said...

I just found your site and love the camping quilt. Beautiful

Nancy said...

Love your camping quilt Just discovered your blog Great work.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I love this quilt, it is sooo fun and cheerful looking. I would love one in my camper too!

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the fabric with the campers? This is incredibly awesome and I want one for my adult bed!

Anonymous said...

I am so inspired!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Tammy in KY

Teresa said...

Love this. My kids live in an airstream trailer and this quilt idea would be so cute. And your quilting is great for using your home machine.

azuliverde.21 said...

Wow!!! This is awesome! You are so creative!

Linda Hudgins said...

love you quilt i am trying to understand how you put the pieces on you fused then did you raw edge applique around every piece.? If so this must have taken forever any kid would love this quilt. thanks for posting picture

julia said...

oh my gosh can you make me one :)

SewAmy said...

It's adorable!~ Coming from a camp loving girl!!

Daisy+4 said...

I absolutely love love this quilt. I would love more detail how to make something like this. Did you buy fabric with such prints or just made them from scratch?? It's just amazing.

Annette said...

Hello.... I love your camping quilt. Want to know are you selling ??? How much cost ?

Tobie said...

Will you consider making a camper quilt to sell?
Tobie

Anonymous said...

This is truely a wonderful creation a lot of love and memories have gone into this quilt thank you for sharing these images with us

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I love, love, love this quilt!!! It goes along with my love of camping. I found your site via pinterest.

Missouri Gal said...

That is the cutest camping quilt ever!

marylou2 said...

Just curious .. How many hours of quilting would you say approximately?

Viviana said...

What a fantastic quilt. I hope your little boy enjoys playing and cuddling around it. It is a fantastic proof of skill, imagination and specially love!
From a mum to another mum: Congratulations!!!!
Viviana

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous quilt!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! You are very talented!

Kirsteen said...

Wow wow wow I would pay lots if money for this quilt!!! It is amazing!!!

toniblackmon@hotmail.com said...

Ok, much like everyone else....how much to create one for me? It us amazing. We own an RV dealership here in Texas and would love to have one of these. Let me know pls

Sharon Battaglia said...

I love it and want one!!!! :-)

Cindy N said...

Love this quilt. I love vintage campers and you did such a great job adding little vignettes. It must have taken you forever to do all the applique. Great job.

Nancy Rebenstorff said...

do you have a pattern? Absolutely love it. But Im still new and need a pattern

Anonymous said...

This quilt is just fantastic! I love the RVs and the tents and the colors are so bright. Your time and effort that went into this project is unbelievable. I hope the quilt is treasured and stays in the family for years to come!

Nicole Lockert said...

What an amazing quilt! you should really think about selling the pattern. I love it!

Baye said...

Love this one so much! Any chance you would consider selling the individual designs? I'd be willing to buy them for sure.

Syrenna said...

I love this quilt. You did a beautiful job and what a wonderful idea Did you freehand draw all this? I can't draw at all. Are you interested in selling a pattern? Again, great job.

Anonymous said...

Amazing quilt, love it.

Janna said...

Wow! This quilt is absolutely amazing. I sew a little for fun, and know how much work a project like this takes. I featured you on my Camp-In-Style blog. Thanks! http://wp.me/p2qCL1-gZ

cj2sew said...

What a fun, fun quilt. It is a real labor of love.

angel bartel said...

Oh my gosh, I'm in LOVE with this quilt...how can I get a couple made up ???

Jamie Seger said...

Do you have the patterns available for purchase? You did a WONDERFUL job!! I have been wanting to make a camping quilt and really love the patterns that you created. You should seriously consider selling the pattern - I'm very interested and know several others would be as well.

Jamie Seger said...

Do you have the patterns available for purchase? You did a WONDERFUL job!! I have been wanting to make a camping quilt and really love the patterns that you created. You should seriously consider selling the pattern - I'm very interested and know several others would be as well.

Sea4Shell said...

Can I purchase these patterns? This is super darling!

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt. I'm looking for something for our shasta camper for two beds. How much would u charge to make a twin and a full size.

Mary Logan said...

Can I purchase these Patterns....This is a must have for me...Love, Love, Love It

Skibbydo said...

We bought a RV last year. Our 4yr old granddaughter is totally fixated with it. I have been trying to find a unique pattern, to depict her personality. This quilt pattern would be wonderful. I think she would really love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim Krogh said...

If you decide to sell this quilt I would buy it! My daughter and her husband travel around the US and work in their 1985 BW Westfalia Van. Check them out on Facebook. You can find them under Bound For No Where.

Anonymous said...

Do you sell these by chance?

Daisy Debs said...

Absolutely beautiful ! Well done you ! This is a real treasure of a quilt ! Daisy Debs x

Merry ME said...

This is a wonderful quilt. Great job

Viv said...

Awesome quilt. Did you make up all the templates by hand? I was so hoping to make one like it. I have spent hours looking at different templates.

Christoo said...

I have twin nephews that would love this quilt.

PegnMax said...

Does anyone know how to get the patterns? I have had so many of my friends ask me where to find a pattern.

Carol Mierley said...

Can you tell me where I can get this pattern? Love it.

Shari said...

Do you make them to sell? I would be very interested in purchasing one. I really like your camping quilts. We have an RV and would so enjoy one of these. Shari





Kristina Terry said...

Do you make them to sell? We have a camper and would love one. I'm not crafty so I definitely can't make one

Anne Pearce said...


Congratulations. This is a sensational quilt. Your creativity shines out and I love your wonderful style and photos as you describe the process. Your little one is one very lucky little camper.

Anonymous said...

I love this....what a great idea and keepsake for your son....Very impressed and don't short yourself about the stitching this was an amazing amount of work. Well done!!!!

Anonymous said...

Omg,I love,love,love this! Do you sell these? I would love to have one for our camper!

Anonymous said...

Would love to surprise NY grandson with one of these he's 2!! Do you sell them??

Anonymous said...

Would love one for my grandson!

Elaine Theroux said...

I hope you received my comment. Although I don't see it. I do so love your quilt. Would love to buy two (2) for my twin rear bunks in my vintage trailer. Perfect match. Plez let me know if you make them or know of somewhere I can purchase. Thanks Elaine

Anonymous said...

Hi
Would appreciate anyone knowing if this camper quilt is able to be purchased. Apparently others have asked also by the posts. Would really love to purchase two twin size. PLEZ

junespoon said...

Hi all - thanks so much for your kind comments on the quilt. Sorry it has taken so long to respond - I don't use this blog anymore so had not noticed the questions!! Unfortunately I don't have the time to make quilts to sell as, while a lot of fun to make, they are quite time-consuming!!!

But in recognition of all the interest I'll look out the motifs and scan them and make up a little pack for download, if you would like to have a go at making your own version. I'll report back here when I get round to putting them up online!!

Thanks again! <3

Anonymous said...

Love it! Can't wait for download.

Anonymous said...

Awaiting the download....so excited!