Vroom vroom

13 May

I finished my Rainbow Road table runner this past weekend (finished project post coming soon). I recently got a kit to make the Gravity Quilt and decided I wanted to get started on that right away, so I began starching and ironing my fabrics.

And then I got distracted (don’t you hate it when that happens)?

Davy has recently acquired some new toy cars and is playing with them a ton, which means there are little tripping hazards vehicles all over the floor. So I decided to make him a fabric bucket to store them in.


I don’t have any car fabric in my stash and I didn’t want to buy anything so I decided I would piece some cars. I had trouble finding a free paper-pieced pattern but then I ran across this one, which is a combo of paper piecing and slightly more improv piecing.


After the car and the truck I decided I needed to add some fabric to the sides (so that the vehicles wouldn’t be totally pulled out of shape) and some solid black to the bottom.


And that’s about where we’re at right now – I have the pieces cut out for fabric handles and I need to add interfacing and fusible fleece etc. I’m using this pattern from Pink Penguin as inspiration but I’m kind of winging it with my measurements since my pieced blocks are so much bigger than the patchwork she used. I figure that as long as it’s somewhat usable Davy will love it and that’s the important thing. Wish me luck!


Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.


Posted in Davy, Quilting, WIP


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  1. JanineMarie

    May 13, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Oh, I love these blocks. I made a quilt based on the pattern and thoroughly enjoyed it. What a fun pattern to use for a bucket!

  2. Laura

    May 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks! It was fun figuring it how it worked, and I could definitely see a quilt of these at some point!