Road Trip – Finished!

Road TripWell, technically I finished this a looooong time ago, but can only just now share pictures.  This is a birthday present for my niece, who turned one this month, and finally got to open her presents! The road/town fabric is in quilt shops now, but I can’t remember the designer or the manufacturer, of course.

The red border print is a coordinating  fabric from the same line, and I used some black and white polka dot cornerstones from my own stash.

I paired it with a set of wooden vehicles from Melissa & Doug, which are okay for kids under three. My sister tells me my niece is  off-roading it a bit with the cars, but perhaps soon the family traits will manifest and she will do everything in the appropriate lines?

Road Trip - I Spy Backing!I’d love to give my niece some Matchbox cars, but ALAS, two years to go due to choking hazards! My kids still play with the racecars my sister and I played with as kids. A lot of them are pink, or had to do with horses or hunky firemen, I think.

Because it didn’t require a lot of piecing on the “front”, I decided to mix it up a bit on the back and pull in a lot of charm squares from my stash in bright funky colors and prints.  As well as Star Wars, Georgia Tech, and even some football fabric.  You know, in case she gets into sportsball like her dad or Granpa.

For now, she’ll have to settle for being adorable. 🙂

My sister also told me my other niece (a teenager) “borrowed” the quilt after the baby went to bed. I told her at least the humans got to claim a quilt instead of the cats!

7 thoughts on “Road Trip – Finished!

  1. Oh my goodness, she is too cute! I’m sure she’ll have a lot of fun with this one. We had a rug like that when the boys were little and it provided entertainment for years.

  2. Sounds like your older niece needs a new quilt? Perhaps with a road map on the back and some cars? She wouldn’t choke on the Matchbox cars. 😉 It would be a laugh in your family, I am sure.

    My Young Man seems to think that quilts grow on trees so he demands, usually nicely, a new quilt every year or year and a half. It is kind of funny, but it also makes me want to explain to him that not all kids have a lot of quilts. He uses his quilts, so what can I say? I guess this is a longwided way of saying kids can’t have too many quilts.

  3. I have a similar fabric waiting to be made into a quilt for my nephew. I have had this fabric for a couple years so I need to get the quilt done before my nephew gets much older.

  4. Lovely quilt and beautiful niece too. My first sewing project was a duplo mat that had streets and houses on one side and railway line on the other and draw string all the way around it. A great idea for a bub. My kids had some plastic cars that were bigger than matchbox cars but not much. They would work well on this mat

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