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7.28.2009

automobiles.

I bought a yard of the Alexander Henry car fabric about 6 months ago and never knew what to do with it. That is until this popped into my head. Keep it simple, I told myself.....let the cars stand out! I think it worked. I really enjoy how subtle this quilt is despite the bold colors.


closer.

I used four different colors of thread to grid quilt this. Although you can't tell the difference between the green and the yellow, it's there.

yep. Another shot. just in case you missed the first few...



And one last photo to show you the luscious cotton sateen binding. I have never bound a quilt with sateen and I gotta tell ya' its a really nice finish.
This quilt is being donated for a charity fundraiser....
I'm sure I'll be back soon, thanks for stopping in!





18 comments:

One Flew Over said...

Oh Erica! I think this is one of the most beautiful boys quilts I have seen in a while - simple but stunning.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

very cute!!!

alittlebitofscrap said...

The way you've put it together really does showcase the car fabric. Great job! and it's adorable :)

Leslie said...

this is really cute... I'm with you, i think sometimes the best way to show off your fabric is just keeping it simple. love the colors

Sese said...

So beautiful! I love the colour combination.

Terriaw said...

This was a great way to use that car fabric, which is so adorable. And I love the colors you put together for this project. It works! Cool stitching too. It sounds like you had a lot of fun with this one.

Joanne Huffman said...

Your automobile quilt is delightful! You'll have to do a series: planes, trains and automobiles.

Joanne

MichelleB said...

Absolutely adorable. It's perfect. I love it.

Rebekah said...

this is beautiful! I really love the color combination that you used. I've got some of that Lush fabric and didn't know the best way to use it. I think I will be copying your idea

kayla said...

I love the colored thread. What a great way to make the quilting a feature on a quilt with a simple design.

Ashley said...

This is such a great quilt! And I love that you used different colored threads for the quilting. I bet it's even better in person!

dana said...

Erica, this is beautiful! I think my favorite part is the multi-colored stitching on the gray fabric on the back. Real cool/cute.

Amanda said...

I love your color choices on this...it looks fantastic!

cutfinger productions said...

Holy crap your famous!!!! Aahhh! I see you all over this quilt. The colors are so you! Starting to have your own look you know:) Your stitching is phenomenal these days too E!!! Geez! Fantastic!!

Amy said...

I love this. Simple and modern.

Black Eyed Susie said...

Hmm, I've got some airplanes and balloons I'm wondering what to do with and this quilt is absolutely lovely and I've got a little boy to make for now! You may just have inspired me - now to find some time!

Christina said...

I love the greys and orange...what fabric is it?

littlecumulus said...

I luuurve the idea of quilting in multiple colors. Never thought of that before -- I need to try that!