New Orleans House Project

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Quilting at the Camp

We were able to get away to our camp this weekend for what we call the 3 Rs:  Rest, Relax & Recharge.  Yesterday was rainy and overcast, but today the sky was blue and there was a nice breeze to temper the heat and humidity.  We took advantage of the great weather and took the dogs for an early morning boat ride.

I had the opportunity to get started on my next camp quilt project.  I like to keep separate projects at the camp so I'm not constantly hauling stuff to and fro.  This project has been in the hopper far too long and I'm excited to finally get started!

The quilt is called Paisley Parade and features Minick and Simpson's Prairie Paisley line of fabric for Moda.  Published in 2008, the quilt was designed by Laurie Simpson.  I snagged one of the last remaining quilt kits produced by Lake St. Mercantile Quilt Shop in conjunction with the pattern.

Paisley Parade pushes my buttons on several levels.  It's a center medallion quilt, with multiple borders featuring pieced designs.  It's in one of my favorite colorways:  red, white and blue.  And the biggest drool factor may be the paisley-themed fabric line.  I'm always a sucker for paisley!

The first border is made from half-square triangles.  It didn't take long to stitch up 28 of them using my trusty Singer Model 15 treadle

The completed HSTs ready to be joined together to form border #1.  The blue paisley fabric in the background is the center medallion.  Next week I should be able to finish borders 1 & 2 and start piecing border #3.  I'll be looking forward to it all week!


  1. I almost always get back to doing yet another red, white and blue quilt. It's been awhile so I'm probably just about due for one! Love your project!

  2. Oh, I like this! What great fabrics!

  3. J'aime beaucoup ret les couleurs ensembles fantastique.
    J'ai hâte de voir le travail en entier

  4. Looks like a pretty and fun quilt to make. Love the colorway.

  5. Beautiful fabrics and how neat to keep a special project for when you are at camp, love seeing your treadle sewing machine too!