Summer Sensations Camping

Summer Sensations Camping

Summer sensationsToday marks the first day of the Summer Sensations Blog Hop hosted by Marian from Seams To Be Sew. I am not sure which fountain she finds all the energy and time from, but I want the GPS location please.

So, what do I think of when I think of Summer Sensations, well for me it is camping. I love summer and camping in nature, looking up at the stars and feeling the breeze on my face, listening to the crickets singing their songs. I especially love the thought of summer right now, as I live in the Southern Hemisphere and it is freezing cold. Summer can’t come fast enough.

This is what I came up with for the blog hop.

Camping themed quilt.

Summer Sensations Camping40 x 40 inch quilt, just add binding.

This is a paper pieced pattern.

(Clicking on the picture above, will take you to the download page)

Pattern will be available soon in my Craftsy shop.

For the duration of the blog hop, this pattern will be free, so grab it while you can, as it will be going up for sale.

My finished quilt top looks like this. I still have to quilt it and add the orange binding.


Unfortunately the lighting was terrible when I took the photo.

And these are some close ups of the separate pieces.

Now for the schedule of other bloggers that is taking part in the Summer Sensations Blog Hop.

Today is

July 21

Quilt In Piece – This is me!
Moose Stash Quilting
Bumbleberry Stitches

The rest of the blogger days.

July 22

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Sally’s Quilts
Thrift Shop Commando

July 25

Cloth and Paper Studio
Quilt Doodle Designs
Seams To Be Sew
Life In The Scrapatch

July 26

Seacoast Quilter
TeaTme Creations
I Can Quilt 2

Now for the best part, the giveaway. Please comment on this post either at the top or the bottom of the post and then enter the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks again to Marian for hosting this event. She can be found at


Special note: Every effort has been made to make sure the pattern is correct. But should you find a mistake please let me know via email (in the pattern) and will correct the pattern and resend it to you.

Thank you for visiting my post today and please visit all the other bloggers as well.


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Vanda Chittenden

Quilt In Piece



  1. That’s really cute! Thanks for adding another project to my to-do list. 😉

  2. That pattern is so cute…thanks for sharing

  3. Very cute indeed. I really like it.

  4. What a clever quilt, and perfect for this hop! Thanks so much for making your pattern available to us all.

  5. Ok, I thought the fountain was cute… 🙂 What a great project, I use to love going camping, I can remember even the days just doing summer camps. As a married couple, my hubby and I use to use a tent, my favorite way of camping, but my parents owned a camper to go camping with. Thank you so much Vanda.

  6. This is a great design and so appropriate for the hop!!

  7. Wow, that pattern is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it. It will make a lovely gift quilt for my relatives who love to camp.

  8. Thanks so much. Love the pattern.

  9. I like camping also, and your quilt is cute! Thanks for sharing

  10. Your quilt is so unique and exciting! I love it!

  11. This is so cute. It will be perfect for a wall at my sister’s cottage in Michigan.

  12. This is just adorable. Thanks so much for letting us all play in the fun!

  13. cute patters for those that love camping

  14. Total camping cuteness! I am one of the fellow Summer Sensationers, glad to have met you …

  15. PPerfect PPattern for summer! Thanks so much!

  16. I love your camping quilt. Will put it on my to-do list. Thanks for the pattern.

  17. this is so adorable. thanks for the patterns. very summery

  18. Very cute quilt! My family camped all summer long and I hadn’t thought about it in years. Fun times.

  19. I loved camping when I was a kid. Now I want too many comforts to camp.

  20. Just got done with a “short” long weekend of camping last weekend. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

  21. I love camping. On the way to Assateague Island to go camping. Beach and Camping the perfect pair.

  22. Your quilt is very cute. I needed his when my grandson went on his first camping trip this summer.


  24. So much fun. That bear is adorable. Thank you for the pattern.

  25. Such a cute pattern. A great way to remember a great camping trip.

  26. Your design definitely brings back memories of backpacking in the BWCA of northern MN. Luckily we never encountered the bear.

  27. Cute, cute, cute! My husband and I camped for years and then finally bought a fifth wheel. I miss those days.

  28. Such a cute quilt…thanks so much for sharing the pattern too!

  29. Love the pattern! Thanks so much!

  30. What an ideal project for a summer loving theme. Vury cute pattern. 🙂

  31. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I love campgrounds but no more tents for me.

  32. Wonderful summer quilt! Thank you, Vanda, for sharing this pattern for free during the blog hop … 🙂 Pat

  33. Wow! What a generous gift and super design. I have a camping themed UFO that these blocks will be perfect for! Thanks so much!

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