Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

I've had this quilt finished for a month but I just now got some decent pictures. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this quilt. It's a keeper for me. I've been hoarding the Circa 60 campers and tree fabrics for a long time. After I saw THIS amazing quilt using the same fabrics I knew that was the inspiration I needed for the color palate. I decided on a wonky plus/cross design since I have about 10 billion of them in my Flickr favorites (not really, just this, this, this, and this one). This tutorial got me started.
Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt
Funny story about this quilt. I first envisioned making this more masculine quilt thinking of my husband and how it would be nice for him to have a quilt that wasn't girly. When I finished the top I asked him what he thought and if he liked it. He said, It's nice but the colors aren't very bright. Me: Huh? He said, I really like the other one you made. Me: This one? Him: Yes, that one's my favorite. Okay then, this quilt is all mine, I'm really happy about it too! LOL!
Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

I love how unique each block is and that I was able to use so many of my favorite fabrics!
Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

11 comments:

Heather D. said...

It's awesome. Love it.

Husbands are funny aren't they?

beth lehman said...

I love it!! The fabrics are really great!Q

randi--i have to say said...

what a fantastic quilt! i love the layout and the colors. perfect!

randi :)

EFR said...

Super-cute! Thank you for the tutorial!!

Maryse said...

It's always amazing to get a guy idea! This quilt is kind of psychadelic to me!

juicyknits said...

It looks great. Your quilts inspire me to try quilting again.

Noas' Libellule said...

what a great quilt!

Debbie said...

I absolutely adore your quilt. A modern crosses is on my list, and yours is SO inspiring! Lucky lucky you!!

Leslie said...

i am crazy in love with this quilt. it is perfect for my husband...he is a ski patroller and their national symbol is a cross. i can work it into this in their colors no problem. i wondered, did this come together quickly? about how big are your block....do you have any good tips for making a quilt like this?

Erica Like America said...

Oh my goodness. This is my most favorite one I've seen yet! Thank you thank you for sharing! I appreciate it so much!! And thank you for posting the link to the directions how to do it. If mine turns out even half as good looking as yours, I'll be in good shape!

Kate Marshall said...

You've made so many fantastic quilts. This is such a great cross quilt, just totally works!