Monday, 12 March 2012

Ta Da!! The Camper Trailer Quilt is Finished

Finally, I have finished a quilt.  Looking back, I think the last real quilt that I finished was in 2007.  That’s terrible.  Hopefully I’ll be a little more prolific in the future.

As I have shared, this quilt was started back in July 2010 and has languished until early this year, when I finally put on the borders and had my friend Val quilt it.  She did some lovely quilting and the design really suited the fabric.

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We collected it from Val on Australia Day, and finally, 20 months after it was started, it is finished.

So…..Ta Da…….

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It is really quite a simple quilt.  Just square in a square.

I added the spare blocks to the backing.

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I just used a bamboo batting that came with a magazine subscription.  It has a very low loft, but we only want a light quilt in the camper trailer, nothing too bulky.  It will be interesting to see how it wears.

It will also make a nice picnic rug.

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It isn’t to be a precious quilt, rather one that gets plenty of use.

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It was fun taking photos in the evening light down on the old hay rake in the front yard.

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The size is possibly a bit big for the camper, but we will have plenty of tuck in.  It actually fits on the top of our queen size bed.

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As you may be able to tell, I’m a tad excited to actually finish something. 

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Thanks for indulging me.  By the way, a big finish for OPAM.

15 comments:

Susan said...

I love your quilt Janice - it's a great finish. The black and white with red is very striking. Well done.

Kayly said...

Well worth the wait!!!! It looks beautiful.

loulee said...

A beautiful finish. Makes me want to go and play with my black and white charm pack.

Anita said...

Love it!

Anita said...

Love it!

Fiona said...

Great finish... I love black and white with a splash of red.... it's perfect... no wonder you are so happy with it...
Hugz

Deb R - frog cottage said...

Ohh I love it!!! Love the colours and your photo shots!
I met Val on the bus to the quilt show last year, small world :)

Aunty said...

Gorgeous quilt. You must be so happy to have it finished and now you can use. Is it getting it's 1st outing at Nundle??

Linda said...

Beautiful!! Even the simple squares look so pretty when you use the right fabrics and I love your choices!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful....

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That's a really striking quilt, Janice. Love it!!
Hugs
Jenny
xx

Ali Honey said...

I love it ! Your photo settings were great too. You will get heaps of wear out of it I think.

Melody said...

Looks wonderful

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks fantastic and I love the simplicity of the pattern :)

Bec said...

Just gorgeous Janice! Red does wonders for black and white quilts doesn't it!
Hope your not too cold camping out at the moment.....