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« on: December 15, 2013 10:27:44 AM »

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:

Original picture:


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!
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013 10:35:30 AM »

This is so great!  What a fabulous reminder of summer for them when its cold in the winter!
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013 10:37:00 AM »

Great job! I love the process photos! I think the quilting turned out great!
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013 10:43:06 AM »

I think that is a very thoughtful personal gift, which they will always cherish because of the fond memories.
You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013 01:41:47 PM »

Thanks for the kind comments!  I am eager for them to see it - they have no clue that I was making anything for them this year!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013 05:58:10 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013 04:15:28 AM »

what a very special quilt! I'm sure they'll love it!
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013 02:16:10 PM »

This has to be the coolest quilt ever....I am hitting the "This Rocks"
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2013 04:04:23 PM »

This has to be the coolest quilt ever....I am hitting the "This Rocks"

Aww, thanks!

And thanks to everyone else for your comments!  Just a few more days to see how they like it!
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013 04:40:17 AM »

This is such a special quilt for the kids.  I think you did a great job on it with all the details. 
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