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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Going Camping!

The third of the memory quilts from my grandfather's shirts is finished, and this one has a decidedly campy feel.  I'm pretty pleased with the final result!


These photos were taken in a brief break from the rain we've had all morning.  So, even though I envisioned a photo shoot in the woods with a camp chair and sleeping bag, I had to settle for quick photos taken in my backyard.  Oh well!


The quilting, backing and binding have been the same on each quilt.  I've been trying to use details like this to keep the set unified.  It is quilted with stippling, and the backing is Kona Coal with a chambray stripe.  The binding is Kona Rich Red.  I love how the red binding just sets the whole thing off.


I think the Kona Biscuit sashing really makes the quilt feel more woodsy, as well as the pattern.  It feels a little bit like a giant log cabin to me.


And, of course it has to get labeled (using my own method found HERE)!  I have just one more of these to finish, and the last one will have a preppy/nautical vibe.  I'm planning to do a plaid chevron quilt with navy and white thrown in.


23 comments:

  1. Yay! It looks great - I also love the red binding!!

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  2. Oh Kelly, this is outstanding! You do such a wonderful job with your FMQ. It is so much fun....and extremely special.

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  3. I can't believe the difference the quilting has made. LOVE the red binding! Just sets it right off. May not be in the woods, but the photo shoot turned out realistic, if you think about it. Doesn't it always rain when you go camping?

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  4. Another great, manly quilt! Good job Kelly :) One more to go?
    I think your blog looks different today, am I right?

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  5. This is such a great project. How great that you can use your skills to give such special gifts to your family.

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  6. This looks great. What a wonderful way to celebrate his memory :)

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! I'm glad you like it. I've been really happy that I'm able to do them for my family.

      :) Kelly

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  8. I could just see this as a picnic quilt and then again wrapped up in it while sitting around the campfire. Great job.

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  9. I love what you did with the shirts. What wonderful momentos for the recipients.

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  10. Kelly, this is another wonderful man quilt! Love the layout and campy feel. Sure to be loved. By the way, I am loving the new look at your blog. So fun and fresh...great look!

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  11. A really great quilt!!! BTW how large are your squares? Thanks.

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  12. i think what you are doing with your grandfather's shirts is so amazing!!!

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  13. Leetle peek of yellow on the back = fantastic detail. I can't wait to see the "preppy" one!

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  14. Tis quilt is beautiful. You nailed the look and feel perfectly.

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  15. You are right the Kona Biscuit looks great!

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  16. Amazing, incredible - fab memory quilt and I love that you've made one for everyone. I made my Mum a memory quilt from my Dad's shirts and gave it to her last Christmas - these gifts are really special. And I'd like to know how come you're back at work and still turning out all these wonderful quilts? You put the rest of us to shame!!! ;) x

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  17. One more to go! This one looks great .

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  18. Again, a beautiful quilt! I think my Dad would love a quilt like this one! Thanks for linking up to 'Anything Goes'

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  19. Such a great quilt with great memories for the recipient! A friend of my husband's has asked me to make her grand-daughters (9 & 13) each a quilt from their mother's clothing (she passed away from cancer a few years ago). I've never tried anything like that before and I don't even know what kind of fabric I'll be getting. Were all of the shirts that you used cotton? Or were they a mix of different fabrics? I hope I can make the girls something they'll cherish.

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  20. I love this quilt! I wish I would have saved more of my dad's shirts!

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  21. I have loved seeing the quilts you've made with your grandpa's shirts. Each one is unique and beautiful and this one is amazing. I love that you've used fabrics and quilting to unify the quilts. That is a nice touch. Congrats on another great finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

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