Good Morning, Quilters!
Today, let’s look at a car and truck whole cloth quilt.
I stitched this mini-quilt for one of my favorite boys ever–my grandson, Henry!
Start with a Composition
I started with a simple composition. I divided the quilt into horizontal rows. To make it more interesting and more road like, I used unevenly spaced, wavy lines.
(We will review horizontal compositions tomorrow here at LKQ.)
Choose a Few Motifs
Next, I chose a few motifs to create a scene.
I chose cars and trucks. (See Henry’s truck tutorial HERE)
To complete the scene, I added a Houses and Trees.
Choose Two Threads and Quilt!
I used two threads for this quilt: one for the focus motifs and one for the background fill design.
To create focus motifs, I used Sulky, 40 wt Rayon thread.
Because it is heavy weight thread in a contrasting color, the trees, houses, trucks and cars popped! I stitched all of the focus motifs first.
In the background swirls, I used King Tut cotton thread. King Tut (Superior Threads) is heavy weight (40 wt) thread which normally I reserve for focus motifs. However, in this case, I used blue King Tut to match the background fabric and create a textured background effect.
I filled in the trucks and street signs with personal details.
Adding handwritten notes s makes quilting more fun for the quilter and the recipient!
Have Fun Quilting!
At the risk of sounding like a broken record….
(Does anyone under 45 even know–really know–what that expression means!?! LOL)
When YOU have fun quilting, your quilts will be more fun!
What about YOU?
Who will receive YOUR next quilt?
Have YOU ever tried making a whole cloth quilt?
What motifs are fun for YOU to quilt?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your Quilting Chauffeur,
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