Sunday, May 19, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday - Part 1

These last few weeks I've been making 6" shoo fly blocks for my Scrap Basket Sunday project.  I started these with no idea as to what I'd do with them.  After our camping trip to the coast I know exactly what I'm going to do with them.

When we got our first pop-up camper I made quilts for the beds, as sheets and quilts are so much nicer to sleep in than sleeping bags.  You can see the quilts I made in this post.  We slept under these for 9 years in our comfy little pop-up.  However, last fall we decided it was time to trade in that camper for a larger one with a bathroom and a hot water tank.  As we've gotten older we prefer not "roughing it" as much as we used to.  (Backpacking, sleeping on the ground under the stars, etc.) So we got a new, roomier pop-up with just what we wanted.  (To see pictures of the inside and floor plan click here.

This one also has larger beds - king size! - and our sheets and quilts no longer fit the beds.  We used them - without sheets - on our trip to the beach, but it wasn't the same as having nicely made-up beds.  King size sheets are on their way and should arrive on Tuesday.  We just need new quilts.  So two, king-size shoo fly quilts will decorate the interior as soon as I can get them made.  I know there is plenty of scraps in my basket to make the 264 blocks I need.  Now I need to get sewing!


cityquilter grace said...

how wonderful! camping is such fun and can understand the need for the upgrade. there are levels of "roughing it" for certain.

Raewyn said...

Sounds like a great way to camp and very cool to have quilts on the bed in it... hopefully you will make a dent in your scrap pile by the time you finish!

Julierose said...

what a great place to camp! I wish we had nice campsites here in CT--not so rural as Oregon, I imagine. When my two babies were little, we'd pack up and go camping lotsa weekends--fond memories--but, I agree a little luxury goes a long way...nice pop-upper! Julierose