I decided to make a quilt for their camper to use for all the sorts of things you'd use a quilt for on a camping trip. Picnic blanket, chair pad, leg warmer on a chilly morning while drinking coffee by the creek, camp fire seating, table cover, pillow, etc, etc. Well, my quilting is apparently not going to coincide with the yearly cycles very well (hence my autumnal brown and orange quilt that I finished this June while everyone else was breaking out the summer brights) because it would have been much nicer to give this to Lisa at the beginning of the season. But I have no doubt they will be camping again this year and all of the next years coming up. Lisa's birthday was last week so I kinda missed that target too but decided that quilt making/giving just can't be on a timetable. It's impossible. Life is too unpredictable!
|There's Lisa in her stylish sunglasses and capris! All she is missing is her vodka tonic.|
I went with a snowball block (process post here) so I could showcase the larger scenes on some of the fabrics and Kona tomato for the accents and binding. I wanted to give it a vintagy red theme since Lisa is a cool girl that loves stuff a little funky.