Glamping Anyone?

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.

Camper 1 300x300 Glamping Anyone?

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.

Camper 3 300x300 Glamping Anyone? Camper 4 300x300 Glamping Anyone? Camper 5 300x300 Glamping Anyone?

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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One Response to Glamping Anyone?

  1. Terri VandenBosch says:

    Erin–how super cute is that?!?! And I love that you changed it up and made it your own!The free motion applique and quilting is excellent–and not so hard now is it? So glad that you are having fun!! Thanks again–Terri

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