Ben's car quilt by Sagebrush

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2013-06-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

10 year old Ben said he liked dark blue and cars. All of the fabrics in the quilt top are reclaimed from men's shirts. I was thrilled beyond words when I found the oversized Hawaiian shirt with the classic cars... it meant I could include the car theme without Ben growing out of it soon.

I also made sure to save as many of the pockets as I could. The quilt includes both squares that are functioning pockets and ones that look like pockets, but are in reality the bottoms of the pockets. Because of the pockets, I will be quilting this quilt top with just stitch in the ditch, rather than a design.

The medium blue stripe fabric I would not use anything like again. The tags had faded such that I didn't know beforehand, but once I started sewing it together, I realized it must have been polyester. It frayed/shredded terribly where there were cut edges, and I ended up doing a second seam around each edge to prevent it from later ruining the quilt. It also doesn't iron easily, because it seems to almost stick to the iron.

I also realized too late that I really should have starched the fabrics before cutting them (we were rushing because it was part of a project with lots of quilts needed). Some of the fabrics were made of a looser weave than others, so they stretched and twisted more as they were cut and as they were sewn, so I wasn't able to get the joins as perfect as I would have wanted them to be. I will definitely be doing that with the rest of the fabrics that I haven't yet cut for his brother's quilt, which will be the same design, but in orange and blue, and no theme fabrics.

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Loves

Terryt1955

Comments

Terryt1955

What a darling quilt! Love the use of pockets and those vintage cars are so cool. Ten year old Ben will be bringing this with him to college!

Pattienoc

Love, love your quilt...  Lucky Ben

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