Sunday 30 December 2018

Deere Country

When I first made my grandson's John Deere quilt and posted it online, one of my nieces asked me if I had sufficient left over fabric to make her son a quilt because he is a big John Deere fan. It took a long time, but this is the result. 
It started with this book  which includes the pattern for the sashing I used in this quilt. I had enough of the blue John Deere fabric to make it my focus fabric for 6 blocks, plus I had the panel I used in the centre. I had to be very creative in order to have sufficient fabric from my leftovers to make a reasonable sized quilt. This one ended up about 60" x 60". 
I have quite a library of quilting books and in this one 

 I found a block called "Farm Friendliness." Perfect for a John Deere themed quilt. So I used that for the remaining two blocks, which, as you can see, lines up very well with the sashing. 
For the quilting part, I chose the Farm Tractor pantograph from Urban Elementz.
And I discovered that circles are not really any easier than the straight lines in the Honeycomb pantograph that I used in Grandma's Kaleidoscope Garden. So the tires on the tractors are pretty wonky. Surprisingly enough, the tractors actually look like tractors.

Now to just get it in the mail and on its way to Jake.
Will this be my final finish of 2018 or will I have time to quilt and bind The Art and Science of Mathematics?

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