Monday, April 29, 2013


This quilt is for my boot camp instructor's new addition. Baby was born last Thursday, and I immediately got to work finishing up his quilt. As the only piece remaining was the label and a run through the washer, it didn't take long.

Vroom - front view
Inspired by the Kellie Wulfsohn "Peak Hour" fat quarters I had in my stash, I created my own design. I really like how it came together and am thinking I might have to make another one using some different fabrics and see how it works out. I especially love the bright, happy colors in this one!

Vroom - quilting detail
I kept the quilting kind of simple-- straight lines, curly-cues, some big stippling, and outlining around each of the cars. It feels very modern and fun to me.

Vroom - back view

For the back, I used the leftover fabrics from the front (there wasn't much left!) and then added a couple more fat quarters and a happy aqua blue. Go, stash, go! I had accidentally cut a couple of strips of the orange fabric the wrong width for the front-- so I made put those to use by including them in the binding. It definitely helps liven up the outside edge. The finished quilt measures 39" x 51".

Vroom - label

The label was fun to make. I decided to try out some crayons to color in the cars. A couple of the colors didn't survive the wash (where did you go, red?), but it's all good.

Vroom - draped view

Hopefully, baby will enjoy lots of fun snuggle and play time with his new quilt!


  1. Love it, love it, love it! Way-to-go, Quilty Superwoman! :-) The red addition to the binding is actually my favorite part!

  2. really cute! love the cars on your label too.