Home Sweet Home Mini Swap: Retro Camper

I just can't resist a great swap theme. The early mosaics for the Home Sweet Home Mini Quilt Swap convinced me to dive it. This swap was a little different in that we were paired with partners to make for each other. That makes this the first time I've not shown my finished mini online in advance of mailing it. Since Brittany knew it was for her. My September goal post showed my first seam, the curved curtain in the window.

Brittany told me "I like retro houses and campers, but anything bright is good with me!" I couldn't decide on an existing camper pattern, so I created my own. It's made by piecing the camper (except for the hitch and wheel), then cutting out the outline of the camper to applique to the background. I used turned-edge machine applique for the wheel and the camper. The hitch is simply fused and stitched in place. I had a great time designing it and making it... and actually made two so I could have one for myself. My camper is done, but the quilt isn't quite finished yet. Here's the one I sent to Brittany. It measures 20" x 16".

I also made her this tiny little quilt. I took inspiration from Completely Cauchy's itty bitty piecing and whipped this up. It finished at 5" x 5". I think it has 83 pieces.

I'm linked up to ALYoF September Finishes, TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday.

I'm linked up to the Finish Along Q3 Finishes Party. See my whole Q3 goal list here.

22 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home Mini Swap: Retro Camper

  1. Sarah, I so love your minis. The camper is adorable. I've been wanting to try some applique, so I'm definitely saving this post for inspiration. And all those tiny STRAIGHT seams on the raccoon mini. Oh my goodness!!! Your post along with my morning coffee made for great Friday morning blog reading! Mary

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Yvonne. I initially thought I'd do a crosshatch background quilting, but after doing the first pass I decided that was all it needed.

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Anja! I need to make myself a raccoon something. It was the very first Tula Pink that I bought and I still can't decide what to make myself.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you. I felt like I could go with a lot of pieces since I was piecing it and only using applique to put the full camper on. I would not have been as excited to do applique with so many individual pieces. ;-)

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Edith. It's always nice to get something done. I'm hoping to get some larger projects done. I almost feel like mini quilt finishes are cheating sometimes. ;-)

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  2. These two minis are adorable!! That racoon mini is super cute! I use minis like his all over my house. And the wall hanging....LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing and playing along with the FAL. Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Rhonda. There's something rewarding about being able to finish a tiny quilt so quickly. I'm really enjoying seeing the #miniminiquiltswap projects on Instagram. I hope people keep it up so when I have time to make some there are people to swap with. :-)

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