A finished quilt always deserves a post right?
So here is another June 2021 finish. This quilt top started way back when I was still pregnant with my third child. She is now 10 months old. So, the quilt kind of took its time to get to the finish line.
I blogged about piecing the quilt back here in this post.
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Easy Boy’s Quilt
I bought the set of fat quarters set of the retro Tonka Truck from HERE. Another choice like this Thomas Engine fabric will also be perfect for a boy’s quilt.
As for the quilt top, I used this free quilt pattern. It was a quick pattern.
Against the construction we have going on, this is definitely the perfect setting too.
Quilt Panels as backing
As for the backing, I decided to make use of the panel that came together with the bundle. However, it was a little smaller than the quilt top. So, I had to do some piecing.
Since the last time I played around with my Accuquilt Go, I did have some of the leftover fabric pieced into pinwheels. And I decided to just use those in the backing.
I must say it fits perfectly well, and for the sides, I added few more scrappy rectangles just to make it big enough to be sandwiched together with the quilt top.
Overall, I am so happy with the back and in fact, I may like the back more than the front now.
So, it is now officially a double-sided quilt.
Such a nice quick way to make a double-sided quilt don’t you think so?
Quilting Maze Design
I quilted this quilt using my home sewing machine, Janome QCP8200, and chose to free-motion quilt the maze design. I think the design suits the fabric overall as it has the same pattern as the truck’s tires. Using my favorite thread (linked here), I went ahead and did the overall quilting.
When I was quilting it, I was worried about the back of the quilt not turning as well as the front. The thread is also more obvious on the back as there are darker colors around the truck body on the panel.
However, when it was all done, I am actually glad that I chose that design and that thread. I am so happy with the finish. The quilting is obvious on the truck, but I think it didn’t take over the fabric design at all. It matches the overall look.
My son is very happy with the quilt. He is carrying it everywhere in and out of the bedroom.
Well, I am happy to report now that I have successfully made quilts for all my children as of today. That is an accomplishment, right?
Pillow from leftovers
I also made a pillow from some of the leftover fabrics. These were also cut using Accuquilt Go! Qube. When pieces are already cut, they come together fast. And the triangles are even cut without the “dog ears” and they turn out perfect every time! I’ll be making more quilts with the system for sure.
Here are the boys with their quilts. I made the other quilt way back in 2011 or 2012. That one is blogged here when that boy is so little still.
I love how it still looks new, maybe cause the background is black. They love to hide under black quilts..maybe I should make another dark quilt in a larger size. Besides, that boy is growing out of that baby quilt too. Adding that idea to my never-ending list of quilts to make.
Selection of Quilt panels
Quilt Panels are fun as backing or small projects, check out these link below for some fun quilt panels to try out.
>>Massive Quilt Panels Selections – wide variety from all kind of seasons and children’s quilt