As you can see my trailer is very small. I like it that way, but quilting inside would be very difficult. I would need to take apart my bed and convert it into table and benches. The bed is designed to do this, but it would be pretty inconvenient to do that everytime I wanted to sew. I decided to work outside. It was a cloudy day, so I scouted out an indoor "sewing room" near the camp laundry room. It had a sturdy table and electricity! In addition, no one seemed to be using it. With a good back-up plan, I started cutting the logs for my log cabin blocks on the picnic table at my campsite. (I was continuing to work on my40th Anniversary Quilt in a Day Quilt.) See photo below.
It was very easy cutting the logs outside. However, I was particularly careful about labeling the logs carefully. After all I might have to run to the camp laundry room to dodge showers! I labelled each set of logs and then stored them in plastic bags.
One of the advantages of RV Quilting is that you have visitors! Below is a photo of one of my two visitors that day. The other visitor was a quilter who stopped by to invite me to the the camp quilt guild. It turns out that every Wednesday the quilters at the camp meet in the camp activity center (another rain venue!) to quilt! Unfortunately, I missed the group by one day, and I was only staying a few days at the campsite. She explained that she and other quilters come to this Florida campground and stay 3-4 months during the winter. Of course, they needed a quilt guild! For future trips, I decided to ask about quilt guilds when I check into camps.
I set up my sewing machine once all of the logs were cut and organized, and I began sewing. In order to get power, I used an outdoor extension cord and plugged it into my clamshell kitchen at the back of the camper. Some of my first piecing is shown below.
Just so you don't think that I eat primitively during RV Quilting, here is a photo of my dinner. I made Shrimp Caesar Salad in my clamshell kitchen. Yum!
I have decided that my quilting experiment was a success. Now onto the RV Quilters Rally!
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I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.