Boy's and Toys »
InstructionsThis is a great pattern for a starting quilter. I used a technique I learned from Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt in a tutorial which makes the wedges so easy to cut. I changed the connecting pieces to add as many trucks as I could. I learned a valuable lesson with this quilt. I love spray basting, but it doesn't work with FMQ as the needle gets sticky and consequently the free motion isn't ...
Read full instructions »
Type of item: Accessory
I used two layer cakes, Take Ten, and all cotton novelty fabric from Jo Ann;s Fabrics with batting from Warm Co and Essentials thread from Connecting Threads for piecing and quilting.
What was your inspiration?
Liam latched on to the quilt I made for his baby sister so I asked him if he would like to have one of his own. His little face got the biggest smile and I asked him what he wanted on his quilt. Without a minute of hesitation he replied "Trucks!" The first one I made for him was lost in the mail. Fortunately he didn't know it was coming so I made this one. If the first one ever shows up he will be the proud owner of two truck quilts. Seeing the smile on a child's face, what more inspiration could anyone ask for?
What are you most proud of?
That even though the first one I made was lost in the mail I was still able to put all my love in the second quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Measure, measure, cut accurately. Go with what feels right to you as you pick your fabric, the pattern is a wonderful one for a starter. I always feel free to make changes if it works for me, but credit has to go to the designed of this pattern for a terrific idea. Have fun with it, the quilt police can go read a book.