This time of the year I always find myself making quilts or quilting projects that I get given from the quilt groups I belong to! So today I will share with you one of the fabric challenges I was given from one of these guilds!
I was given a fat quarter of blue fabric with green flowers on it, and was told to make a quilt or quilted article. All of the fabric had to be used, what I didn’t use in the quilt I used in the binding! Having all these friends and family with babies my first thought was a baby quilt!
I love books! Sorry, quilting books and have a good selection of them, a few years ago my new year’s resolution was to buy at least one new book a month! Well according to my friend, if she had to sell all my books she would be able to have enough money to go overseas! Hehe!
I love Kim Schaefer and the first book I pull out is her book on “quilts! bibs! blankies… oh my! flipping through the book my eye falls on page 17, “cars! buses! trucks and trains crib quilt”.
Looking and briefly reading the instructions I decided this quilt will be perfect for my project! As usual I read the instructions wrong, I cut all my blocks too small and thus I have a 6 x 6 block quilt. The original quilt has 5 x 5 blocks. All worked out well!
Oh the quilt is going to a one year old little man! Needless to say he loves cars thus the name! Alex’s wheels!.
Hope the weather is getting better on your side of the world?!
Oh that is a cute quilt!
Sweet quilt for a little boy, I love the colours/\.
Your quilt looks fantastic. Alex is a lucky boy.
This is fabulous! What a wonderful quilt. I sure this will become a real favorite. Thanks for sharing.
Adorable ! Alex is sure to get much enjoyment from it!
This is so beautiful. What a lucky boy.
So cute, love to make baby quilts.
Thanks for your lovely comment! I love making baby quilts!
This is super cute! I’m sure he’ll love it – and you’ll have the added pleasure of making it!
That is such a lovely comment! Thank you!
That. Is. Beautiful. My toddler twinnage would love it so much if it was theirs. I bet the lucky recipient adores it.
I think we all skim-read the instructions … Or just skip them and look at the picture!
You so right! I am a picture reader!
Just love the bright colors!
Thank you for your lovely comment!
Love the quilt, it’s perfect for a car crazy boy!
You so right! Thanks for yor lovely comment!
I love that quilt. Wow a book a month. I am lucky to splurge on one a year.
Thanks for your lovely comment!
Lucky boy! xxx
Yes he is! Hehe!
What an utterly cute baby quilt 😀 Make me wish I had quilted back when the sons where mere babes….
Same here! But in our defense money was sort and the time!
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Nikki – I ordered the book. I have two new grandbabies coming, One is a grandson and the other we don’t know. Your ideas are always so fun. I still don’t know how you do so much. I am at a time, when I am having a hard time getting things done. Anyways, thank you for the lead on the book. Jo-
It is really a nice book! Mine is always close by! You going to have a very happy gran baby! The one I made is still with me and every time a little boy walks in and sees it, the first thing he says is “Please make me one!”
PS I sew or craft just about everyday for about 6hrs! It’s a problem! Hehe
This is awesome. My mom is a quilter. Pres of her guild…..she lives for quilting:) following:)
You mom sound like my kind of person! Thanks for your lovely comment and for visiting my blog!