Friday, November 8, 2013

For MY Boys Blog Hop

What can I say? A mother of three daughters finally has a set of boys and now I can make non-girlie things! Miles is 3 years old today!

Favorite activity when they come visit grandpa? Cruising in the wheelbarrow, just this past weekend!
My two little grandsons (1 and 3 years old, this week)
 Another favorite activity? Playing in the big "bubba" truck!
One big boy and two little boys in the truck bed. "Can I drive now, grandpa?"
So, you know I had to make trucks and things with wheels for the little boys.

Pam Rocco's patterns from a past issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine
I was going to make a quilt like Pam's and then realized that I didn't have the energy to put an entire quilt together. Plus, I wanted something for both boys to share. Why not over sized postcard versions of these cars, trucks and buses? Well, why not!!

You can see Pam's quilt - and get the free pattern at the QNM site - and my early blocks here: The Wheels on the Bus . . .

My daughter Audrey suggested I add family photos to the "windows", so I did for some of them.

Blue car with Tia Audrey and Miles ("tia" is "aunt" in Spanish)
One of my first blocks:

Simple blue car, quilted in simple echo lines
Here is Grandpa in the window of the green 1985 Dodge Ram pickup.
Turn your head around, grandpa! You need to watch the road!

Little green car. Don't you love that orange tailpipe?
Can Miles really sit in Grandpa's lap like that?
Big, green semi with Miles and Grandpa in the driver's seat (I think that's against the law, right?)
Miles' parents in the front of their orange eco-car
I paper pieced the cars and trucks, added batting, quilted in simple echo lines. Then, to save myself a lot of time, I used a specialty rotary cutter blade to "pink" the edges. Easy and quick. Love it.

Light blue fabric with cars (Benartex) for the back

Dark blue fabric with little cars

Big orange semi
Wow! Look at these crazy people in the front seat!

Tio Dani and Tia Audrey in front window; Aunt Pookie and Grandma in middle window; Great Grandparents in the back
The first bus I made.
You can have the free pattern for Pam's quilt by visiting Quilter's Newsletter:


City Traffic Quilt by Pam Rocco, as seen in the Quilter's Newsletter Magazine
Hope you enjoyed seeing the boys and their toys today.

Many thanks to Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy and Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt
 for putting this all together!

And Samm? How's this for Superman? You have an action figure, I searched the entire universe and found him at the Masonic Temple in Alexandria, Virginia this summer and he consented to have his picture taken with me! That little boy grew up to be quite a BIG BOY!
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive . . .
Now go see what today's bloggers have to share about "For the Boys":
 
 Debby Kratovil Quilts (you are here)








Happy Birthday Miles (today) and Matteo (last week)!

63 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea. Love all your people driving the cars too cute. Mdm Samm is going to be jealous. You found the life-size Superman.

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  2. Your grandsons are adorable as are those great postcard quilts!! Love how you added all the pics to them…thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I love how you added the family photos to the cars on the postcard quilts!!!

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  4. Love the postcard quilts...and the family portraits...awesome idea. Your grandsons will have a blast playing with them. Thanks for the inspiration!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  5. Just love the photos in the windows - fabulous idea!

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  6. Very clever! Fun postcards that can be played with to make a family highway.

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  7. Wonderful job on the mini quilts. And you got to meet superman! Lucky!

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  8. Ha! Love them all! Awesome idea. By the way, I just adored being driven around in my dad's wheelbarrow. Thanks for the memory, I had forgotten about that!

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  9. What fun!
    I love the faces in the windows!
    Thanks for sharing Debby!

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  10. They are really cool! I bet the boys love them!

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  11. How clever you are. Beautiful quilts for such lovely boys.

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  12. Ohhhh now this is a postcard ride to boy land…love it….ohhhh and you saw Superman live…oh my ….trumps for sure just a plastic model of him lol

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  13. What a fun idea to put to use family photos in the cars!!

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  14. Oh that quilt is just adorable Debby!!! You did a fantastic job on it too...as always! Loving that Superman

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  15. My 5 year old is sitting next to me now asking why he can't have a new play truck like the ones on the screen! Your are adorable, especially with the people in the windows.

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  16. Adorable! Those trucks and buses sure look like a lot of fun! I especially love the family pics on them. Great job, Debby!

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  17. What a great idea to put photos in the windows. Your postcards are wonderful!

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  18. My oldest daughters name is Audrey too!

    Your trucks are awesome and I know those young men are enjoying them!

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  19. Love those trucks. We just had a new Grandbaby boy. he lives up in N.J. I have to make this for him so he'll know us when we go up for a visit.
    Joan

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  20. I love the trucks! Adding photos was a fun idea. What little boys wouldn't love them?! :)

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  21. I wish I would have thought of this when my son was little, he would have loved playing with quilted cars and trucks. Great idea! :)

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  22. Not only a fun quilt with wheels on it, but photos of all you love... now that's a winner!

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  23. Not only a fun quilt with wheels on it, but photos of all you love... now that's a winner!

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  24. I love the pictures in the windows of your vehicles--such a great idea! I'll remember that one! Wonderful job, as usual!

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  25. That is such a great idea to put pictures of family in a child's quilt. Especially the little ones that don't live close to G-Pa and G-Ma, it helps to keep them familiar. I put a picture of my g-daughter in her baby quilt and her Mom says she has to have it to go to sleep with.

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  26. Oh wow! I love you little quilt blocks. I have one grandson and no grand-daughters. I think he might like this. Great job!

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  27. The quilt is a great idea and so are the postcards! Love the photos of the people inside. You use Tia for Aunt, so who is Spanish in your family? Just curious. Gotta love the Superman!!!! Lol!!!

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  28. Those blocks are boy-perfect & so is the idea of playing I-Spy with family members!

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  29. Postcards for the boys to play with. That's a great idea. I really love this.

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  30. Thanks for the link to the pattern - my great nephews would love this.

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  31. Cute, cute, cute! Both the boys and the vehicles. Great idea with the photos.

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  32. Fantastic! What a wonderful memory "For the Boys"!

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  33. Great quilt. I like the addition of the family pictures. Great.

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  34. How very clever to add the family photos in the windows of your totally cute "For the Boys" cars and trucks toys. Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  35. What a couple of cuties, and of course the material use is very nice as well, Thanks for sharing

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  36. Love the family photos in the vehicles....just makes it even cuter. And gee....Superman must be pretty super to pose for the great picture! Fun!

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  37. What a totally creative idea to put family pictures in the windows of the vehicles!! Love the blocks, the bright colors, as well as the pics. BTW, did you not finish since we didn't see a complete finish of the front?

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  38. Love 'em Debby. Putting photos in the driver's window is so fun. Great postcards.

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  39. The boys are so cute, and I love the pictures in the windows. Great quilt blocks. You are so clever!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  40. love the pix in the windows and the idea of postcard size- the boys are too too cute

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  41. Debby, how clever to put the family pictures in the windows of the various vehicles. Also how fun it must be to sew some boy things since you have grands! Well done!

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  42. Not sure which is cuter, the boys or the blocks! Great idea.

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  43. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing your creations and inspiring me to make something similar.

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  44. I soon will have a baby son. I saved your idea, thanks a lot! Your grandsons are very nice!

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  45. The pictures in the window are absolutely delightful! Thanks for the inspiring idea.

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  46. Love all the little car blocks!

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  47. What an adorable to quilt and I would love to make one for my grandson's. Your grand boys are beautiful I also have two little boy grand baby's and they are fun.

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  48. Wow! these truck post cards are fun!
    I totally agree with you on making an entire quilt. I love quilts, but sometimes quick projects do wonders!

    Pic with Super Man, Awesome!

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  49. How cute are those little individual trucks and cars. The boys can arrange them any way they want. And the pinked edge is a great finish. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Debby, that is a fantastic quilt! What a great idea to have family driving the vehicles.

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  51. These look great and I love the photos in the windows! Your grandsons are real cuties!

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  52. Those quilts cards are an amazing idea - I love the different members of the family photo's in the truck windows - too cute!

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  53. What a fun idea...love it! My grandsons would think these are pretty cool. Great pic with the Man of Steel!

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  54. These are just too cute. Thanks for sharing, and send Superman my way... crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  55. Love the pictures in the windows! Great job!

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  56. Hi Debby,
    lucky you to have two darling gandsons, adorable! The boys are lucky too, that they have such a great grandma who can sew such funny cars. wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  57. Those little men are adorable! I LOVE the quilt! The pictures in the windows are the perfect touch!

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