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Friday, July 3, 2020

Going Places Quilt For Grandson

Our littlest grandson, Everett, turned one in May. He is fascinated with any toy that has wheels and loves to play with his little toy trucks, tractors, and cars. So when I saw "Going Places" fabric in Bernie's Needle and Foot Etsy shop, I knew it would be perfect for a play quilt.

My idea was to showcase the fabric, which has little cars, trucks, machinery, boats, and train cars, so I kept the pattern simple. After I saw Preeti's quilt, I wish I had used her pattern! But . . . next time.

The back was also found at Bernie's shop. I only ordered a yard, so I added a gold print to make it fit. I was going to bind it in blue, but my husband liked red, and I think he was right!

The quilt is waiting for the little guy next time he comes to visit Papaw and Grandma - hopefully next week!

Going Places Quilt Details:
Finished Size: 40" x 45"
Pattern: Simple blocks
Fabrics: Going Places by Nutshell Designs for Blank Quilting, Ditzy in Cheddar Yellow by Mary Fons, and fabrics from stash
Threads: Superior Threads So Fine #50 in 503 Genoa Gray for piecing and 421 Marigold for quilting

I am linking to Frederique's linky party at Quilting Patchwork Applique!


  1. This is just the cutest quilt ever! What boy wouldn't love to snooze under this beauty? Fabulous choice of fabrics. This is a fun one!

  2. The quilt looks fantastic & I know your GS will LoVe it... any little guy loves cars-n-things.

  3. Such a bright and happy quilt. I am sure Everett will have hours of fun playing with it... till he is exhausted and falls asleep. His parents will thank you too :-D

  4. Making kids quilts are such fun, aren't they? It's like being given permission to play with toys again, looking at the fun fabric. What a fun quilt with all the cars, boats, trucks and the bright color. I'm sure Everett is going to love this quilt, and I'm so glad you get to give it to him in person! Happy 4th to you and yours!

  5. That is so cute, Linda! I love the vehicles, but also your in between fabrics, too - especially those dots. Is that from Bernie, too? It will be so fun to give the little guy his quilt - I bet he'll love it!

  6. This quilt is perfect for a wheel-loving grandchild! I love how you fussy cut each vehicle. Your little grandson will fall asleep and dream of things that GO :)

  7. Oh my gosh Linda. I just love this. May I steal a photo from your post and add it to the listing for the block fabric? I can't get the vehicle fabric any longer. I am so sad they are not reprinting it. :-(

    You did a wonderful job with this.

  8. PS - of course credit will be made to you as the quilter who created this adorable quilt. :-)

  9. Oh what a lovely quilt! Cute fabrics and it's going to be a wonderful gift.
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Sandy! Hope you are having a good summer.


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