well, it's pretty perfect for this one.
when deciding on a project for this fourth and final challenge, i wanted something that was going to be appreciated by me, and not just done to try and win something schnazzy. i searched pinterest for LOTS of ideas, and then fell upon this vintage cameras quilt pattern by carina gardener and knew it had to be the one. lisa agreed, and then it was settled, as usual. problem is, i had no clue what fabric to use. i thought about using a line of moda fabric i constantly saw in our local beverley's, but figured i wouldn't get working on it until post colorado. well, that was incorrect.
you heard about colorado (if this is brand new information, click here) and you heard about the fantastic holly's quilt cabin, and now you'll see where that handful of fat quarters got put to use. a small recap is that friday we went to the quilt cabin, wandered and oogled. saturday, we returned to include brett, kent and lorelai on this wonderfulness. lorelai helped me pick out some fat quarters to use for this project, which helped make it even more special. i finished my bag project on wednesday, so i really wanted to get some crafting going since lisa had hexagons out the wazoo. i wonder undered, appliqued and started on the bodies of the cameras, but found that i had run out of fabric. one last run to the quilt cabin before i left, and luckily found FQs for the flash and button portions as well. the rest of the fabric came from joann's, which i feel blended quite well with the rest of the fabric in the quilt.
the cameras fabric is all from colorado, the background, border and backing is all from here in california. thus creating, the coloradifornia cameras. alright. enough jibber jabber. on to the photos!
i did find one oops in the pattern, where it tells you to cut one of the pieces at 2" when it should be 2.5"
luckily, i had enough of the fat quarter left (the one i originally ran out of while still in colorado) to make enough pieces to replace the oops ones.
over all, this sewvivor process has been pretty crazy, and i cannot imagine how i would have met the actual deadlines if was competing for reals. through the #sewvivorsewalong hashtag, i've sound some pretty fantastic people to follow on instagram, and i hope some people feel the same about following me! i'm pretty excited to go back to leisurely sewing things here and there, and busting out some blocks for the quilt block swap that needs to be sent out by october 20th (ACK)
oh, and a heads up. i know i totally skipped out on weekend wips this past monday, but as you can guess, all i did this weekend was quilt this beast. i have some in progress photos i'll be sure to throw in on next week's post so you can see some of the pre-quilting goodness :)
thanks so much for stopping on by!