March 9, 2017

Connor’s Caterpillar Heavy Hauler Truck Construction Quilt

For my eldest great grandson’s birthday I decided to make him a quilt featuring the Caterpillar heavy hauler truck, construction quilt.

  • The panel features a CATerpillar heavy hauler truck and measured 36″ x 44″

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  • I got a bit carried away with the borders and ended up with a quilt measuring 70″ x 90″, quite a large quilt for a young man. I keep telling myself that it will last him for a few years.
  • The first thing was to trim up the panel. I decided to keep as much as possible of the black outer edge.
  • I thought that keeping the black border add depth to the next border which has the the yellow construction trucks printed on it.
  • This border was 3 ½” finished.

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  • I felt that a 1.5″ yellow border was in order next, just to keep the colour theme going and to add brighten up the next border which is a 4½” mottled grey material.
  • Then I added another 2″ black border.

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  • Everything was coming together nicely, but now the quilt was becoming too square, so to make it more of a rectangle I added the black and yellow “construction” stripes to the top and the bottom of the quilt.
  • These construction strips measured 5¾”.

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  • Then it was just a matter of finishing off with a 6″ border featuring heavy construction vehicles.

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  • The back is dark grey with spots and I added a yellow stripe for interest.
  • Then it was time to have the the quilt top quilted. Chris from Sew ‘n’ Sew Sisters quilted the quilt with construction vehicles and machinery. You can see the detail in the picture below.
  • She used a silver thread and it really makes the quilt pop.
  • I have to say that as always I just love the way she quilts my quilts.
  • The next time you are looking for someone to quilt your next quilt I highly recommend Chris.

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  • Once it was quilted it was time to trim the quilt and bind it.
  • I decided to use black binding. We looked at using the yellow or the grey, but decided that the black definitely added depth to the design.

 

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