Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Baby's Truck Quilt

Our son and his wife are expecting their 3rd boy in July.  Therefore, I needed to make another boy quilt.  I thought it would be fun to make a quilt with lots of colorful trucks.  I had made a colorful train quilt for Jacob, and I really enjoyed making it.  I wanted to do something similar for the new boy. So, I looked for images online of truck quilts and actually found quite a few.  The one I liked the best is a Zebra Pattern which can be found here.
 I had plenty of leftover fabric from Jacob's Train quilt to make the trucks.  I also had a large piece of bright striped fabric, which was perfect for the border, left from Ethan's Noah's Ark quilt, so I only had to buy fabric for the backing. I am very pleased with the final result.  In fact, I am displaying this quilt at the Chester Public Library as part of their Mother's Day Quilt Show this week.
In the making of this quilt, I used my Clover Binder clips. They work GREAT!  It is so much easier to sew down the binding with the clips rather than using pins. They hold the binding in place at a perfect 1/4 inch.
Clover Wonder Clips are my new favorite quilting accessory.  They can be purchased at a number of places.  I bought a box of 50 from J Hittle Sewing.  J Hittle is a great place to buy quilting supplies in bulk quantities or individual items.