Camp Randall

April 16, 2013

New quilt to share!  This is my little break from quilting last night.  I had to dust the cobwebs off these photos before I posted them because I quilted this quilt last August!!   I am thinking the border fabric was not available yet and the pattern was not complete when I quilted it.   Maybe?  Anyways, it is "Camp Randall" by Lisa Bongean for Primitive Gatherings.  A re-created antique quilt, all scrappy and in reproduction fabric!!! Gorgeous.  I have to apologize for my photo quality.  I was having issues with the settings that day (operator error).  This was right after I dropped the camera in the garage.  Oops. :-)  Since I have purchased a fancy shmancy new one...haven't figured out how to use it yet.  That is one of my goals for this summer.  Be very prepared for lots of outdoorsy type photos.  Anyhoo...Camp Randall...
You know I love me some scrappy quilts!!! 
Another quilt I would have loved for LB to forget she sent me. 
Feathers always complement any quilt, but they really look nice on a reproduction quilt.
I love the name Camp Randall too.  A nice tribute to Wisconsin and I am not just talking about the Stadium the Badgers play in.  Camp Randall was a historical U.S. Army Training site in Madison WI, including training Union Soldiers during the Civil War. 
 I used So Fine Threads from Superior on the top and in the bobbin.  There are many thread options out there.  I use So Fine 99% of the time for several reasons.  First, Superior Threads makes an amazing product.  Living up to its name superior.  It is a fine, lint free thread.  It has a nice matte finish which is the perfect complement for all the reproduction quilts I quilt.  It IS my thread of choice.  The batting is a single layer of Dream Blend.  I debated on double batting this quilt.  I quilted this at a time when I was just starting to experiment with the practice.  I think double batting is a real asset when working with darker or busier reproduction fabric as far as the quilting is concerned.  Basically, it helps the quilting pop.  I received many questions regarding double batting and what I use, so I think I need to do a post on batting very soon. :-)

I believe there are some really nice kits of Camp Randall available on Primitive Gatherings Website here.  LB blogged about Camp Randall and the kit here.

I try to include in all my posts as much info regarding the quilt pattern and/or kits...where to buy..etc., if the info is available to me to provide.  Why do I include that info in my posts??? I receive a lot of emails regarding wanting to buy patterns or kits.  Or Pineapple templates, rulers...pineapple quilt patterns...just to name a few...advice on how to make a pineapple quilt...LOL!!  Funny because I personally have never pieced one!! I could definitely tell from the email that the individual wasn't so amused when I couldn't offer her any advice. :-)  Advice on longarm quilting, now we are talking!  I am more than happy to help if I can!!!  I guess with a name like The Quilted Pineapple, I should definitely have some advice on how to make a pineapple quilt!! :-)


22 comments:

  1. Another beauty. I always love seeing the back as well as the front. Don't you think feathers make the world go 'round? So is making a pineapple quilt on your bucket list now? :o)

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  2. I love scrappy quilts too and this one is especially beautiful and your feathers really look wonderful!!

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  3. Gosh! That's another beauty! You know I love black. I may have to slide on over and get me a kit!

    Gorgeous quilting as always, Linda!!

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  4. gorgeous quilt Linda! I will look forward to your batting post-I've not used a double batt yet but want too. I would like to try it on one of my own first, but haven't had the time yet this year.

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  5. Gorgeous quilting, Linda! I, too, love the name - I am from Wisconsin so the Badgers are one of my favorite teams!

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  6. What you don't know how to make a Pineapple Quilt???? LOL!! Well you better get on that one. :)
    Yes I can totally relate to the emails and questions about clients quilt so I put all the info I can on my posts too.
    Love the Camp Randell quilt and really like how you do the feather design in the corners!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I wish my machine liked the Superior Threads. It doesn't.

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  8. Such a great quilt. I love that border fabric!

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  9. Another beautifully quilted piece! Love it! I appreciate that you put the "where to purchase" info in your post... because if I see something I really like, I usually want to know where I can get the pattern, kit, template, etc...

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  10. I L-O-V-E this quilt! So perfect for scraps! I need to find some background fabric that goes with my scrap collection. And your quilting is, as usual, gorgeous!

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  11. Oh wow! This is my kind of quilt. It's just gorgeous! Thank you for the thread recommendation. I am trying to absorb all I can before making my big purchase.

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  12. Gorgeous!

    Just curious - how did you come up with the name "The Quilted Pineapple?" Might make a good blog post.

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  13. Beautiful quilting, exceptional piecing. thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love that quilt and love the fabrics and colors, add the beautiful quilting you did and it is gorgeous.

    Debbie

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  15. Camp Randall was hanging in PG booth at the Cincinnati show. I loved the quilt and the quilting! Not being from Wisconsin I didn't know how the quilt got its name. Thanks for sharing the info and your quilting pictures. I really enjoyed seeing quilting at the show! It was wonderful to see it up close!

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  16. Great quilt and your quilting is stunning!

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  17. Beautiful quilt with exquisite quilting!

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  18. Gorgeous quilting as usual Linda! So nice to see a quilt pattern from Lisa paying homage to Camp Randall, location of the Civil War military training camp, and presently where Camp Randall Stadium sits today. Go Badgers! I also agree 100% regarding Superior Threads!

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  19. I see what you mean, maybe LB did forget about the quilt until you blogged about it! Now she will definitely want this gorgeous quilt back
    :-)
    Your quilting is fabulous again, makes the quilt come alive! And thanks for sharing some history with us, love history. Whenever we are in the US we visit historic sites when we can, presidential libraries etc. so interesting.

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  20. Another beauty, Linda! I love the dark thread on the backing - it pops just fine without the double batting! And I now know another bit of CW history, which I love!
    Cheers!

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  21. Gorgeous!! Your quilting is wonderful with all the feathers.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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