Saturday, September 21, 2013
This I call my Camp Quilt. I just started making it because I bought a layer cake of Moda's Kansas Troubles fabric. I more often tend towards brighter, more modern colors and fabrics, but there is a part of me that also likes this more old-fashioned, darker color scheme too. I made it from this book:
Another Bite of Schnibbles
(It's called Two Percent in the book.)
As I was making it, I wondered where I would use it. I have a lap quilt for my couch, which I use almost every single day. (I'm always cold when I sit still for more than 10 minutes.) I decided I would use it when I go camping. Even in the summer it's often cold at night around the campfire. So I brought it camping with me in June. Well, I don't know what kind of batting I used, but apparently I picked up something that was quite thin. Even doubled up it wasn't very warm outside with the wind blowing around me. Bummer! But still, I love the quilt. I put it over my sleeping bag in my pop-up and it helped keep me warm while sleeping, so at least it wasn't a total loss. I used it again on another camping trip and it did keep me warm that time. I think the difference was that there was no wind on the second trip. Cotton batting just isn't an effective wind break.