So - I have made lap quilts for my parents, and my hubby's mother and step-father, but never one for his father and step-mother. The kids love going "beach camping" with them each summer, and they adore their grandfather's camper-cab that goes on the back of his pickup truck. This year I decided to try to recreate in a quilt a picture of the two of them sitting atop the camper:
I photocopied it and enlarged it, and then took a sharpie and outlined the parts I would cut out to applique on:
Then started cutting out the pieces with double-sided fusible and putting them in place:
And so forth and so on:
I added fabrics to represent sand ('cuz they're at the beach), fishing ('cuz they do that there, too) and some rocks at the shore, as there is a rocky spot they like to go to that they call "crab island" that is only there at low tide and is basically some rocks near the shore that are uncovered at low tide.
This was my very first time doing free motion quilting! It was harder than I anticipated, but I am happy with at least some of the quilting I did on it!
And here it is bound (used store-bought, as we need to get it in the mail soon):
And an obligatory shot of the back:
Thanks for looking! It's not perfect, but I am overall pleased with the results!