Bumper2Bumper – a car quilt
Or have you ever noticed how very few quilt patterns are geared toward boys?
I posted this photo below, of my completed blocks, to Instagram. And more than one person thought those were stacks of quilts on the top of the cars! That would make for a really cute idea. Talk about a Trunk Show!
Although I had toyed with the idea of using solids, I ended up choosing to use a lot of random prints from my stash – reds, blues, greens, yellows and oranges – and a few black and white and grey prints thrown in for interest.
The quilting is organic wavy lines using my walking foot. And plain white Gutermann thread both on top and in the bobbin. I chose to bind this little quilt in black – to match the wheels and to provide a strong frame.
The backing is from the Urban Artifacts collection by RJR Fabrics, which you can view here. I am simply in LOVE with this print! The colours, the dots, the flowers and the text. It is just such a fun print!
The pattern provides instructions for making the car blocks in two sizes.
BABY Size finishes at 38” x 43” – Cars blocks are 5” x 9”
TWIN Size finishes at 76.5” x 86.5” – Cars blocks are 10” x 18”
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Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts
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Oh the kiddos are going to go crazy for this one Lorna!
So lovely to see your Bumper2Bumper quilt all spread out and finished. I've been enjoying pulling fabric for this one and I love how it is a great stash buster. Just love this pattern – thank you, Lorna :)!
I love this quilt, Lorna!
A lovely quilt and I can just see the boys lining up their cars and trucks on it.
You're right, there aren't many boy quilt patterns! Keep them coming! I'm going to buy this one right now. 🙂
Perfect boy quilt!!! LOVE it.
This is a really really really cute quilt.I might want to make this one day. Yours is delightful.
I love this design, Lorna! Too bad my boys have all outgrown their fascination with cars and trucks 🙂
This quilt is so sweet!! Love it!!
I love this quilt. The cars are so cute.
I can see toy cars being pushed round this, and their colours matched to yours. Lovely design, again you are a whizz at this. And the stacked ones on the \”roof-rack\” so to speak, love that photo.
You are right that there are not as many cute boy quilts as girl quilts, but you definitely started evening the scale with this one. It is so adorable!!
Yes, it does seem not as many quilts are designed for boys. Your is awesome! What an adorable pattern, excellent for a young or older boy and even a grown man. Perfect!
I love both the quilt and the pattern! Can't wait to make one for my little guy!
Another great design – you are very talented indeed!!
Wouldn't one of these blocks look cute with a Christmas tree tied on top? Would make an adorable pillow!