Monday, March 5, 2012

Journey of The BLUE ZOO


When we got our vintage motorhome and had it painted aqua, I knew that this mini HAD to be made! We are camping people, but I am particularly the kind that must have a potty and shower. :) We are so excited about our journeyings for this coming season!
So the quilt- it measures 12"x24". The designs are what we do from sun up to sun down on any given camping day! From biking, to fishing, to board games we fill up our days. Then there is the road, which has dotted white lines, of course, so people can pass us because we are just enjoying the ride most days! Then in the evenings, we have a campfire and roast marshmallows for s'mores, under the light of a gazillion stars! What could be better?! To us, nothing!
I quilted the bottom to be the suns rays and the top to ooze the setting sun. The scenes are pieced, paper pieced, appliqu├ęd and embroidered. The binding is a vintage sheet. I love how the vintage-ness of the motorhome is brought home with the vintage sheet. I could not have found a more suitable fabric no matter how long I searched!
This project was so interesting to me because I started with one idea and went through about 20 revisions, seriously, before it evolved to this. I am very happy with the "Journey of The Blue Zoo" and with the real life journeys it will decorate!


Modern Mini Challenge
I'm entering the Modern Mini Challenge with this mini :)

9 comments:

  1. This is so creative and very well done-I Love it! :)

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  2. Love, love, love this quilt!!! Absolutely adorable!

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  3. This is fantastic! Your camping ways speak to me! Though squatting in the woods and a bandana on my head are part of my tent camping experience pretty frequently!

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  4. I love your mini story quilt! Lovely idea, great work and beautiful design!

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  5. I think your mini is marvelous. Great fun.

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  6. What a fun little quilt! The sun is gorgeous.

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  7. That is SO fun - very clever. Your family is set for such great times together!

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  8. This is great! We love to camp too, so I really enjoy the subject matter. I'm crazy about vintage sheets too. Great detail!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Great idea! I've always heard "make what you love", and this is perfect! Good luck on the challenge :)C

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