When we got this submission from Kerrie of in my sewing room, Heather and I were won over! Both of our "babies" are boys. It's really fun for us that our kids that are the same age are all boys...although currently my boys boss Mr Weston around, hopefully in the future they'll be as BFF's as H and I! Back to the great boy quilt, well...see for yourself!!...
When my sister and her family moved into their new home this summer she decorated my nephew Donovan's room with a "transportation” theme so I designed this quilt to go on his bed. After eight months, in December 2010, I completed what I dubbed the Dump Truck quilt (actually called Convoy, from a Buggy Barn pattern). It was originally to be a gift for my nephews 3rd birthday.... but since his birthday was in July that didn’t exactly happen! I pieced most of the blocks in the spring and in the fall I finished sewing the quilt top together.
In November I bought a new sewing machine for quilting and began the huge job of quilting a full sized quilt. I spent quite a bit of time searching on-line for the best design to use. I decided to begin with the roads. I did free-motion quilting and made a gravel pattern in circles.
Next I did a boxy stippling pattern around all the free area’s. It took quite a while but it turned out exactly the way I’d hoped!
The best part was giving the quilt to Donovan and seeing the joy in his face when he opened his gift!
I have to say, I think it was a perfect fit!
Thanks again Kerrie! Make sure to stop by and say hi at in my sewing room. She's really creative and a fun read!
PS Stay tuned for later today when we are having a Denyse Schmidt fabric giveaway!! You read that right, can't wait to share some with ya'll!! :)