Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cash's Quilt

A little more than a year ago, I started making quilts for the grandkids' birthdays. This quilt was made from a kit from Keepsake Quilting, with additional fabric for the backing. 

The red border fabric came with the kit, and was meant to be the backing, but my friend Matthew snagged me the end of a bolt of the road fabric to use on the back. With that, and leftover red fabric, I was able to piece together a backing that Cash can drive his Matchbox cars on. 

The vehicles came as die-cuts with the kit. I glue-basted them on, then zigzagged around each shape in black. There were enough vehicles to applique to the upper border of the back as well. 

I purchased black double-fold quilt binding at JoAnn to bind the quilt. Batting is Warm & Natural. 

I hand-quilted around each wide stripe on the front, also in black. 

This is the only quilt in that birthday series that was actually finished by the relevant child's birthday.
It's long enough that he'll be able to use it on a twin bed, when he moves up to one. 

More pix below. 

1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing quilt - your grandkids are lucky to have such a skilled grandmother to make amazing things like this for them.
    I came across your blog when searching for a Bucilla Santa stocking, which you posted as stocking #4 in Dec 2010. Yours turned out beautifully!
    I have one of the other Bucilla ones my Mom knit when I was a kid (the one with Santa and a candle), and my brother had this one. Unfortunately, Mom no longer has the pattern for either, and I'd love to be able to knit one of these for my daughter. Is there any way you'd be able to share the pattern? If not, do you have any idea where I might be able to find one? I just started searching, and of course the one kit on ebay sold back in Oct, and who knows when another will come up again... Any help would be much appreciated! Do you have any other similar patterns as well?
    I hope one day I can knit (and quilt) as well as you do!