My grandson, Sidney, just turned three. He just got a new twin bed as he will have a sister in November who needs the crib. I bought him some Monster Truck sheets for his birthday in June. He loved them. Of course, he needs a quilt for his new bed. My daughter likes to have things done real fast, so I had to come up with an idea that would not take long. He wanted trucks. Applique would have taken me forever and I could not find a truck pattern.
I found a pattern online called "Flight Quilt" that I thought would be quick and I could incorporate trucks. It was too small, so I got out the graph paper, ordered some truck fabrics (hard to find), pawed through my scrap stash, ordered some Grunge. I bought a dump truck panel for the backing.
I worked with all the pieces on the design wall. Rechecked math, good thing, made mistakes.
|Started with grunge side pieces|
|Arranged truck fussy cut fabric|
|Sewed borders around truck fabrics|
|Sewed it all together|
|Added pieces from stash to build backing. I knew saving that gradient piece would come in handy someday. Had to piece the brown, but I think it adds to the construction feeling.|
On a somber note, my family was supposed to leave early this morning for our annual vacation in the Adirondacks where we rent a house. Yesterday, we found out from the owner about a house explosion across the street. When she got there today, there is structural damage and we cannot stay there. We are all packed with nowhere to go. Frantically calling any leads for accomodations. Watch the video. 24 hrs. later we would have been on the deck overlooking the lake, chilling out. Good thing we were not there 24 hrs. earlier.