Trucks and Tractors Quilt

ChristinaOctober 8, 2013

Cute Selvage Plotting

Laurie Wisbrun has designed the cutest line of fabrics featuring trucks and tractors.  With a little boy in need of a bed quilt I couldn’t say no when Laurie asked if I’d like to play with the new line.  They are great prints for a quilt that has large spaces to show them off in.  It was one of those lines of fabric that I knew exactly the quilt I wanted to make with it.

Crazy Strips Quilt - Trucks & Tractors Edition This quilt is the Crazy Strips pattern from Quilting Happiness.  In the book it calls for yardage of two fabrics, but I was really wanting to give the pattern a go with multiple fabrics.  For this top I used half yards of four of the prints from the line and four solids Robert Kaufman Fabrics sent along (listed at the end of the post).  It worked out to be the perfect amount of fabric for the top and a great distribution of color and print.  Things have been so crazy that I haven’t had a chance to quilt it yet, but hoping to do that in the next few weeks.

Crazy Strip Quilt Detail When I had the quilt top all finished I walked it out to the living room to show Brice.  I asked him if he liked his new quilt and he said: “Oh it’s so cute!  I love the cute little trucks!”  With a reaction like that, you know it’s truly a success.  I know he’s going to have a quilt to love over the years and will spend so much time looking at all the great trucks and tractors in the fabric, deciding which is his favorite.  I had a great time working with this fabric and loved the opportunity to make a quilt from the book again, but in a different way.  To me, it’s the perfect “guy quilt” pattern and it worked out perfectly for my little boy, too.

Trucks&TractorsLW2Now for the fun part – a giveaway!  Use the handy-dandy Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win a fat quarter set of the Trucks and Tractors line from Laurie and Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  I included a “Tweet” option to give you an extra chance at winning.

Fabrics used in the quilt are: Trucks & Tractors AWN-14197-204 Primary, AWN-14197-237 Bermuda, AWN-14198-204 Primary, AWN-14198-237 Bermuda, Kona Solids in 1265 Orange, 1514 Robin Egg, 254 Sprout and 1194 Lipstick.

Comments (64)

  • anyadahab

    October 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    These are such cute prints. I often find things that work well for little girls, but it is harder to find prints that I like for little boys.

  • shayne

    October 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Very cute! Boy fabric is so hard to find!

  • Amanda

    October 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I love these fabrics!! My little guy needs a new quilt for his new big boy bed and these are just what I’ve been looking for!

  • Courtneysews

    October 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    This line is so cute!! Love all the different kinds of trucks!!!

  • hamudale

    October 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    with 3 boys in the house, this fabric looks perfect to me.
    :)

  • Paula

    October 8, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I seriously love ALL of Laurie’s collections! She’s so freakin’ talented!

  • Teresa

    October 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    The fabric is so full of colour¡¡¡¡

  • Marlena

    October 8, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Love the tractors!

  • EmileeHope

    October 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Perfect boy fabric and great job on the quilt top!

  • Alisa

    October 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Such cute BOY fabric. Love it.

  • Kim M

    October 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    These are great boy prints! And they have such great colors.

  • Debbie

    October 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    These are so adorable! It would make a darling boys quilt. Thanks

  • stitchinpenny

    October 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Why do I see cute baby boy fabric after doing 2 baby boy quilts? I guess there is another i the future.

    1. Christina Lane | The Sometimes Crafter

      October 8, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Isn’t that always the way of it!

  • ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾

    October 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    What a cute quilt! I just made new pillows for our couch with her bee and cardinal fabrics.

  • Gill

    October 8, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    What a fabulous line – and quilt!
    I’d love to make a playmat for my niece’s new baby!

  • lindsey s.

    October 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    As a mom of boys I Love truck and tractor fabric!!

  • Michala

    October 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    What beautiful fabric! And the asymmetric look of the quilt is fantastic!

  • Míša

    October 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I love bright fabrics! And especially on baby-quilts :-)

  • Alicia

    October 8, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Its nice to find boy fabrics that aren’t kitschy!

  • barbara woods

    October 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    love your quilts

  • Elizabeth B. (blue.crab)

    October 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Love the fabric, it works well in that quilt.

  • wonderlandbyalyce

    October 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Love the bright, primary colors of this fabric line! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kathy

    October 8, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Love the bright colors. Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  • Liberty

    October 9, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Cute fabric, thanks for the chance to win!.

  • cshamp

    October 9, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I know just the little boy that would love these fabrics!

  • Barb

    October 9, 2013 at 12:16 am

    So cute, my son would love that fabric!

  • Allison C

    October 9, 2013 at 1:44 am

    My little boy would love these

  • Fiesta

    October 9, 2013 at 1:49 am

    It’s nice to see such nice prints for boys. All I ever see are John Deere fabrics for boys. This is a nice change

  • Linda

    October 9, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Wow! My grandson would love this! Tractor’s are his favorite. I like the colors.

  • Sue H

    October 9, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Laurie has done it again – what a great fabric! With 2 friends due to give birth to baby boys later this month this is just what I need to make them awesome gifts.

  • Lesa McMahon

    October 9, 2013 at 4:57 am

    How adorable. This would be perfect for a lap quilt.

    lesajm AT hotmail DOT com

  • Jeannie Gan

    October 9, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Such an adorable quilt. Love the cheerful and bright colours fabrics!
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

  • Rachel

    October 9, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Such great fabric for boys! And I love the quilt pattern you paired with it :)

  • Anna

    October 9, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I have a nephew who’ll be 1 in January and I’d love to play with these for him, that is if my boys would let them be used for someone else! Thanks for the give away!

  • DeborahGun

    October 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

    such a perfect fabric line for a little boy – would love to make a quilt for my nephew. Thanks!

  • Karrie S

    October 9, 2013 at 9:01 am

    This would be perfect for my cousin that we still tease that used to be afraid of my Grandpa’s tractor!! I would love to see the look on his face as he opens up tractor quilt!! Thanks for the chance to win. It’s really cool fabric.

  • JoyceLM

    October 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I have 3 great nephews who would love a quilt made from these fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • hanndocraft

    October 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I love the fabrics. They really are perfect for a little boy quilt. I’m sure my nephews would love to have a quilt with al these cars!

  • Aimee

    October 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Love the fabrics, so bright & happy. And your quilt shows them off so nicely!

  • Dinah

    October 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I have a new little great-nephew that a quilt with this fabric would be perfect for! Great giveaway :)

  • Ida from Central PA

    October 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I have a farm-boy nephew that I’ve been remiss on making a quilt for — he’s now 1 yr old. This would be perfect!

  • Casey

    October 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Awesome fabric…perfect for a little boy (especially my little boy!)

  • Stephanie

    October 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    That quilt is too cute! I love finding little boy fabric. Bless their hearts it just seems like little girls win out in the fabric world! Thanks

  • diane

    October 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Love the trucks!

  • Nita

    October 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I know a little boy who would love a quilt made with trucks :)

  • Amy’s Crafty Shenanigans

    October 9, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    OMG it is reallllly cute!!! I love it and have a baby nephew who would too!!!

  • Marci Girl

    October 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I love fabric lines devoted to just boys, they get overlooked a lot!

  • gina lovejoy

    October 9, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    just finished my Halloween quilt I want to make another quilt :-)

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    October 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I was raised on a farm and love seeing tractor prints!

  • VickiT

    October 10, 2013 at 1:05 am

    This is such an adorable fabric line for any little boy project. I have a Grandson who would love this fabric in a quilt/blanket of his own.

  • momentary lapse

    October 10, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Never thought I would like trucks and tractors fabric until my little boy came along.

  • Johanna

    October 10, 2013 at 8:50 am

    So cute! I have some friends who are having baby boys soon and cute fabric is really hard to find!

  • Heather J

    October 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

    What a fun way to use the fabrics!

  • Mystica

    October 10, 2013 at 9:28 am

    This is so perfect for a little boy – a toddler really.

  • Betty

    October 10, 2013 at 9:29 am

    In our family utility trucks rule!

  • whisperinginthejungle

    October 10, 2013 at 9:33 am

    So cute! Want to immediately start sewing a stuffed toy truck for my cousin’s little baby boy!

  • Mariana Galvagno

    October 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Ohhh if my boy sees this, Im in trouble!

  • Wendy

    October 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    such lovely fabric for a boy. I’m supposed to be making a “big boy bed” quilt for my nephew…

  • ultraorganized

    October 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Love the colors and the prints – could do many things with this fabric #!}

  • Kelsey

    October 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Such a great set of boy prints!

  • Virginia

    October 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Cute prints! I especially like the one with the numbers in it.

  • Sarah G

    October 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I have several truck & tractor lovers so I can’t wait to see this fabric in person.

  • kristine hanson

    November 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I am making a new quilt for my 3 year old nephew early next year…these prints would be perfect, love them!

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