Hi, I’m Stacey and I blog at The Tilted Quilt. Today, I am sharing a Cozy Campground Quilt with you. I have two young sons and my husband is just dying to begin taking them on camping trips. From the moment I saw the S’more Love line by Eric and Julie Comstock, I knew I had to have it. It will be a perfect family quilt to take with us to have out in front of the campfire while we are making S’mores. I made sure to use a dark background and backing since I know this quilt will get lots of outdoor use!
This is a great pattern if you have not foundation pieced before and you want to dip your toe into this technique.
I am going to give away my scraps from this project (including a nice size bundle of 10 leftover fat eights) – just swing by my blog over the next week for a chance to win.
Here is a full mock up of the quilt for planning purposes:
All fabrics in this project are from S’more Love.
- Fat Eighth Bundle for blocks (you will use 16 for the blocks – there will be extras which can be used for binding or other projects)
- 1 yard each of three different backgrounds for the blocks – I used:
- pond (37075 17)
- pine (37075 15)
- campfire (37075 13)
- 1 1/2 yards of wood grain background for alternating blocks in grizzly bear (37079 19)
- 4 yards for backing and binding (37074 19)
- 64 sheets foundation paper
**Update** Thanks to the great feedback in the comments regarding the background fabrics – I have changed my suggested yardage from 3/4 yard to 1 yard. I used 3/4 yard of the backgrounds plus the additional fat eighth that came in the bundle when needed. I do tend to cut narrowly, but I should have allowed a teensy bit more wiggle room. I suggest bumping your yardage up to 1 yard for each background. Thanks!!***
- 6 inch Add-A-Quarter ruler – this is not mandatory, but I couldn’t live without mine.
Download the foundation pattern here.
- Nine 10 ½ inch squares
- six 11 inch squares – cut them down the middle on the diagonal to create 12 setting triangles for row ends
- two 10 1/2 inch squares – cut them down the middle on the diagonal to create 4 setting triangles for corners
From each print, cut
- 4 pieces @ 4”x 6”
3. For each block, you will choose a background fabric – from that background:
- cut 8 pieces @ 3 ½” x 6 ¼ ” (You will cut a total of 128 pieces this size, using your three different backgrounds)
- cut 4 pieces @ 3 ½” x 4 ½” (You will cut a total of 64 pieces this size, using your three different backgrounds)
Your second piece of fabric is a background piece – it will be placed with the right side of the fabric facing the right side of the first piece of fabric you pinned. You will be sewing on the line between piece 1 and 2. Make sure the length of the background fabric extends a full ¼” past the edge of the block on both sides and that, when flipped over, it will cover the full corner of the block, including the ¼” seam allowance.
Using an open-toe foot (or your regular piecing foot if you don’t have an open-toe foot) begin sewing the line between 1 and 2. Backstitch a few stitches at the beginning and end to lock in your stitch.
Before you flip over Piece 2, trim the excess away (leaving ¼” seam allowance) by folding back the paper.
This is what your block should look like now.
Lay out the blocks on point, alternating a solid square between each block. If you are using a fabric where the orientation of the design matters, keep in mind as you cut that you will be laying these out on the diagonal.
Blocks are now on the bias, so be aware of stretching.
I like to cut these blocks a little generous to make sure there is plenty when it comes time to trim them down.
I embroidered our last name to the quilt – aren’t you supposed to label everything you bring with you when you go camping?
Make a quilt sandwich with your favorite batting and your backing. The back will need to be pieced since it is larger than the width of standard fabric.
Quilt and bind according to your favorite method. I opted for a simple straight line quilting design to mimic the wood grain in the background.
58″ x 58″ lap size quilt, perfect for snuggling up in front of the fire on your family camping trip!