Friday, April 30, 2010

Vroom Vroom

I've been working on the Buggy Barn trucks and tractors quilt blocks more. This is the start of the truck block. It is much easier than the tractor block because it has less pieces to cut and trim. I'm making 2 quilts at once. These are the tractor blocks for both quilts. Love the bright
colors. . . especially the blue and yellow wavy stripe.
I thought this would be the layout, however, Janine came over and innocently asked if I had planned on all the purple in the top row and all the red in the 3rd row. Of course not! But it seems the more you mix the more you have to keep mixing if you try to keep like colors away from each other. I will probably move one of the red trucks up to the top row and one of the purple ones down before I actually sew them together.

What's wrong with this next picture? You know how we are always taught, "Measure twice, cut once". Well this is an example of not watching the direction of the fabric before I cut! There is a 6 1/2 inch X 12 1/2 inch background piece added to each tractor so the shovel can be appliqued onto the front. When I got to this block I noticed that it really doesn't look right. Off to the fabric store to pick up a little more of that fabric so the direction of the stripes doesn't hurt my eyes every time I look at it.
Tomorrow I'm off to Logan (about 1 hour 45 minutes away) to another baby shower for Nicky. I finished another quilt for her baby. I'll take pictures of it. I started it about 9 years ago with a Bee that I belonged to at the time. I wanted to add appliqued flowers and vines around the border but never got around to doing it. Nicky loves the quilt so I scalloped the border and added the binding and it is now ready for her.
Happy Quilting. Lynda


Helen said...

Fantastic tractors Lynda!

I know what you mean about choosing where each colour block should go.... had a terrible time with my Brights baby quilt but eventually settled on the final layout. Your quilt is so colourful, and so inventive too!

Have a great day! Happy tractor building!!

Guðrún said...

The quilt will be great. I am looking forward to see the quilt you just finished.