Thursday, February 7, 2019

Campfire Quilt

I have a new quilt to share today! This quilt is a pattern from Suzy Quilts called Campfire. I just love the modern play on a Log Cabin design.


I took advantage of a beautiful February day in SC to photograph this one in our city park...


In addition to Kona Ash, Kona Snow and Kona Navy, the fabrics are all from Jen Hewitt's line, Imagined Landscapes for Cotton + Steel. I love Jen's printmaking work so much, and was thrilled to see a line of fabric released with her designs. I sat on some half yards for a while hoping, to come up with a pattern that would do it justice. 


I quilted this one on my Bernina 440 using the walking foot and a curved cross hatch. It's a quilting design I hadn't tried and it was so simple to execute. I drew the first curve in each direction, then used the guide on my walking foot to space my lines 1" apart.


For a backing, I used this Loominous fabric by Anna Maria Horner. I think it compliments the fabrics really well. Be forewarned though, that this fabric bleeds considerably. I washed it 5 times and still found blue Color Catchers in the wash. I went ahead and used it, but I very likely will avoid washing the quilt.

The binding was made from a couple of leftover strips from the fabric line and Kona Navy.


I'm so happy with how it turned out!


16 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous gorgeous quilt! I love your fabric choices and the quilting is great - I must give it a try!

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  2. such a beautiful quilt, a great pattern & I too love Jen Hewitt's fabrics!

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  3. It's fabulous! I must try the curved cross-hatch!

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  4. I've long been a fan of Suzy's quilt patterns and have seen tons of variations of the Campfire Quilt. This is by far the prettiest I've ever seen. Your colors are just gorgeous. The curved quilting lines are perfect for such an angular design.

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  5. If you use Color Catchers every time you wash the quilt, you won’t have to worry about frequency of washing. I don’t precast any fabrics and use Color Catchers all the time and have no problems.

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    1. Prewash any fabrics — spellcheck evidently doesn’t recognize that word!

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  6. This is a beautiful quilt pattern! Love your fabric choices. And the curved cross-hatch is a new one for me...I may have to try it!

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  7. I really love the quilting; the arcs give it a nice movement in contrast to the log cabin grid. Lovely!

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  8. Oh, I love that quilt! So simple yet complicated. That would be so much fun to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Really pretty quilt. I also love the cross hatch quilting. That backing fabric does work perfectly with the quilt.

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  10. I love this quilt, so much that I checked out Suzy's shop and bought that pattern and two more. Thank you for introducing me to a new designer. Your color choices are so soothing, and the quilting is the perfect touch. It's always fun to see your finishes, thanks for sharing.

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  11. It's so lovely, and reminds me of Mediterranean tiles in those cool blues and white! The curve crosshatching is a wonderful quilting touch. I've done random curves like that, but never just simple arcs. I'm going to definitely try that! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  12. The quilt looks great - and the pictures in the park just fit! The quilting design is also impressive. More so to hear it is not that bad to actually do :)

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  13. Pretty darn cute - I really like this design, and love the colors you chose.

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  14. It turned out beautifully. I MUST give the curved crosshatch quilting a whirl.

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  15. Beautiful quilt! The prints works really well in the design. I have some of that backing fabric, I guess I need to start washing it again and again if I ever plan on using it :)

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