Saturday, November 9, 2013

The "Dirty Teams"

It's all about the fabric . . .

My little grandson (age 6) is fascinated with construction equipment and has been practically since he was born.  When he started to talk, he called all of his trucks, loaders, backhoes, etc. his "Dirty Teams." 
His room has recently been painted and trimmed with a "Dirty Teams" border. Finally, Granny is getting his matching quilt done.

I cut up a panel of fabric that was meant for a soft fabric story book.

 As for the quilting, it's open to let this become a comforter-like quilt.  The panels are just quilted around the main vehicle in the picture.
Construction pipes, and the grey and red bricks.  Every time he would look in my drawer to see if I had his quilt finished, he would remind me not to forget his pipes!
I had fun with the back too!  I found all this construction fabric on a road trip in Montana last spring.  I didn't have enough of one fabric for the backing, so I pieced some orange that I didn't end up using on the top.  When I decided to piece in his name, I was short on the green, so I put the rest of the blue from the top border into the green. 
Like I said . . . it's all about the fabric. . .  


  1. I love this! What a great idea to use the story book panels. I am going to keep this in mind for my grandson. Your quilting is perfect for this.

  2. Great job of fulfilling a boy's dream.

  3. Hey, now - this is really wonderful!

  4. This is a good idea! I have two or three fabric panels meant to be soft story books. Hope you don't mind if I steal your idea to make them into donation quilts : )



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