Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Shoofly camping quilt, 72" x 72".
The top looks more "together" now.  The almost-solid green border corrals all the colors nicely.  It would be even better if the border were 5" wide instead of 3", but it was essential to keep the quilt the smaller size.  In the camper there is room for 2" of overhang on one side, and none on the others.  The quilt can't be tucked in, as that raises the mattress enough that it gets in the way of closing the hinges that hold the roof to the bottom of he trailer. 

It feels very nice to call this a finished top.  I was getting bored with shoofly blocks!  I'm amazed how different the split 9-patch looks from this one, as it is made from the same batch of scraps.  That's one thing I love about quilting - it is always an adventure!

5 comments:

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Kigwit said...

I think it looks great! Do you have a rule of thumb for the width of your borders? Mine is no more than six inches-that's the width of my longest ruler. ;-)

Wendy said...

Crikey! You are fast! Looks good too!

Pam P said...

Hi Patti - I know that in an earlier post you said this would never be one of your favorite quilts - I wonder if you still feel the same way now that it's "finished" and it's so great!! Lol - You will have the coziest camper :)

Raewyn said...

This looks great Patti, wow your camper is going to look stunning! and very homely :-)