July Finish - Birthday Train Quilt

>> Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I finished my July quilt early - in time for my son's 9th birthday! It was my first quilt from a kit - can you believe that? My son actually picked it out last year while we were on vacation in Guelph, ON over his birthday.

It was also my first quilt made completely of solids. I kind of get it now - quilting with solids is like playing with crayons. In comparison, quilting with prints is like cutting up curtains - don't you agree? :)

sam and train quilt july 2016

Here we are with the finished quilt. Of course I did change up the quilt - I added the orange border so the quilt would finish a little larger. The kit called for the orange to be the binding so there was plenty to use for the border. Then I used leftover yellow from my Vacation Time quilt for the back and binding.

birthday quilt label

I made a label too - which my son helped with by pressing the *start* button on the PFAFF sewing machine. I think he could quickly become an embroidery designer if I let him ;)

Not sure if this will be his last train quilt - he has a wallhanging inspired by his drawing and a quilt with train fabric. We'll see. For now his bed is full!

With Joy,

Sarah V.


Cherie in St Louis July 28, 2016 at 3:01 PM  

I love your son's quilt!! That's a great pattern...very striking :) He has great taste :)

Grammieto2 August 7, 2016 at 11:51 AM  

love the quilt my husband does ho trains and i would love to make that for him. would you be interested in selling the pattern. doesn't hurt to ask. you did a terrific job by the way.

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