Monday, November 28, 2016

CAR QUILT

I finished quilting this car quilt.  The embroidered blocks were a set of partially done blocks that I picked up at an estate sale.  I finished the embroidery and put them together into a baby quilt/wall hanging size quilt.  


When I was trying to figure out what to quilt in the border, I went to a favorite blog for quilting designs, The Inbox Jaunt.  Lori Kennedy has some amazing quilting designs with directions for how to make them by free motion quilting.  I found this race car design and when I read her step by step instructions it look pretty easy.  Below is my first try at it on my practice scrap.    


It seemed easy and I made them all around the border of the quilt.  They aren't perfect, but I like them anyway.    Here are a couple close ups of the cars as quilted in the border.  They aren't real visible because of the plaid fabric, but maybe you can see how they turned out.  No two of them are exactly the same.





I definitely will continue to use Lori's ideas - they are amazing!  

8 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Super little quilt. I often check Lori's site when I'm looking for machine quilting inspiration - she makes it look so easy!

Ariane said...

Think is a super cute quilt! I love your free motion quilted race cars.

Marsha said...

That is a darling quilt and your quilting of the race cars looks great!

Janet O. said...

Very cute finish. Nice job quilting the cars--even your first attempt looks great!

Lori said...

What a great idea and an adorable quilt!

---"Love" said...

Isn't it amazing what one can find at estate sales? Those cars are so cute, and your quilting looks great! I always check out Lori's blog and keep promising myself I'm going to practice what she shows, but rarely follow through; maybe next year! Indeed she does make it all look so easy! ---"Love"

Barb said...

this is such a delightful quilt! Lori's ideas are great and so are her tutorials.
the trucks are so cute.

p.s. do you have a pattern for the stuffed candy canes?

a good yarn said...

That's a cute quilt! I'll be checking Lori's pages for some inspiration - thanks for the link.