Good Morning, Quilters!
BRRR!!! (’nuff said!)
Now that I have a grandson…(don’t you love his Olympic 2016 outfit?)
My quilting has taken a masculine detour.
I have an idea for a quilt with roads and trucks.
Every idea starts with SAMPLES!–(I know, I know…we all want to dive right in–but SAMPLES can make the difference between a good quilt and a great quilt!)
So today, let’s play with Henry’s Trucks.
Begin by drawing a rectangle. In the sample below, the rectangle is 3-1/2″ x 4 “.
Begin stitching above the bottom line. Stitch a circle (one and one half revolutions) then stitch a “dash”.
Stitch another circle and a dash. (See Dots and Dashes tutorial HERE).
Stitch up several stitches, then stitch from right to left, dropping down between the wheels.
Stitch a rounded hood, then stitch a straight line up,and begin the top of the cab…
Stitch straight down and around to create a window and then stitch down toward the bottom of the truck.
Stitch one stitch over and stitch a large square or rectangle to make the trailer.
Echo stitch the entire truck.and add a little exhaust from the tail pipe if you like…
Or…Stitch a logo or message in the trailer’s box.
Once you have the basic truck formula, add a little variety by changing the tires, the size and shape of the trailer or by adding messages…
Have fun with this motif…
When you have fun while you are quilting, your quilt will BE FUN!
Happy, Happy Stitching!
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