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Gone Camping – Woodsy Throw Tutorial

Summer is upon us and that means evenings toasting marshmallows in front of a campfire, watching fireworks, or sitting on the porch listening to the sounds of nature. And what could be better for cool summer nights than a woodsy, campy throw quilt?

This quilt features fabrics from Echo Park Paper Co.’s Gone Camping collection, and we are seriously in love with every single print!

The simple design of this quilt makes it a super quick and easy, yet visually satisfying project. Beginners will love this!

The fun campy prints set on an artsy backdrop of simple wood slices means this quilt will easily become a grab-and-go family favorite.

To make this quilt, you will need:

  • 12 – 10″ squares Black Gone Camping Logs
  • 13 – 10″ squares various Gone Camping fabrics
  • 6 – 4 1/2″ x WOF strips Black Gone Camping Logs
  • 7 – 3 1/2″ x WOF strips Teal Gone Camping Plaid
  • 7 – 2 1/2″ x WOF strips Confetti Cotton Riley Black
  • Quilt Batting
  • Quilt Back – Wide Back Bee Backings Honey Bandana

Begin by sewing together five rows of five squares each. Alternate the Log print with the other various Gone Camping prints.

For the top row, I started with the Charcoal Trout Paper print, then alternated with the Log print going down the row.

On the second row, I started with the Log print, and so forth.

Press the seams for each row, alternating directions (for example, press all of the seams of the top row to the right, press all of the seams of the second row to the left, press all of the seams of the third row to the right, etc.)

Sew the rows together, pinning at the seams.

Sew a Log strip to each side. Press seams.

Sew a Log strip to the top and bottom. Press seams.

Sew a Teal Plaid strip to the sides. Press Seams.

Sew a Teal Plaid strip to the top and bottom. Press.

And that’s your quilt top! Now, simply make your quilt sandwich (quilt back + quilt batting + quilt top), baste, and quilt! The quilting is up to you. You can use your home machine, or quilt by hand, or send it off to be professionally quilted.

I used Lori Holt’s Honey Bandana Wide Back for the quilt back. Wide back fabrics measure 107″/108″ wide, so adding your quilt back is a snap! The Honey color and bandana print compliments the style of this collection perfectly, adding a lively pop of color.

I used my machine to sew simple straight-ish lines. This channel quilting paired with the polyester batting created a fluffy, super cozy effect.

This quilt is ready for cuddling up in front of a camp fire, so arm yourselves with marshmallows and your favorite ghost stories and head to the woods!

Gone Camping, designed by Echo Park Paper Co., is available now at your favorite local and online quilt shops.

Pick up yours today and share your makes with us on Instagram using #rileyblakedesigns #iloverileyblake #fabricismyfun, and be sure to tag us @rileyblakedesigns.

Happy Quilting!

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