It's back to school time and that means school buses. I found a pattern by Pam Rocco that appeared in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine in 2013. So, I made some cars and trucks and even two school buses for my then little grandsons (they were 1 and 3; now 9 and 11)
|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 Wayback Machine archived pages of QNM. You better hurry - these can be taken down at any time. It's called City Traffic
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 archived patterns: City Traffic
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