Two of our favorite little boys (twins) just turned TWO and since their new bedroom is being decorated with Trucks their mom asked for Truck Quilts for their birthday. Yay!!! I LOVE having a reason to get my scissors into all of the cute "boy" fabrics in the shop!
The panel, skinny strips, and binding are from the Ruff 'N Tuff Collection.
The other strips are from the Trucks & Tractors Collection.
The finished quilts measure 42" x 64". All seams are 1/4", and the strips all measure as follows:
The Under Construction Panel: 23.5" x 44" (one panel)
3/4 Yard of Diamond Plate for the Skinny Strips: 1.25" x 44" (cut 9 total) AND BINDING: 2" x 44" (cut 5)
3/4 Yard of Trucks & Tractors for the Yellow or Blue Strips: 5" x 44" (cut 5 total)
1.5 Yards of Primary Trucks 1-2-3: 5" x 44" (cut 3) AND 44" x 5" (cut 2 - for this piece a 44" x 44" piece is needed due to the direction of the print, plus the other two 5" strips)
2 Yards of fabric for the Backing
Batting measuring 45" x 67" (I purchase 2 Yards of "Warm & Natural" Batting, then cut it down the fold using one piece for this project, and the other piece for my next kid's size quilt)
These were such fun quilts to make!!! There is something about starting with a panel that makes the project feel like it is sewing up faster than it does! Every quilt this size takes me about the same amount of time, but that feeling of it going quicker always makes me feel like I'm being more productive, love that! Can you relate!?! I used a clear thread for quilting the top and coordinating cotton thread for the bobbin. I took my time quilting around the big construction vehicles and outlining the individual boxes. When it comes to quilting there is no right or wrong - it is all right, so quilt as you like!
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