Friday, February 14, 2014

Chugging Along Quilt

I am happy to say that it has been quite a productive week--and I've even started running again (after a two month hiatus due to a minor injury, colds and winterness) and have kept up with cooking and cleaning (well mostly, haha).

The colors and quilted details are based off of the Durango-Silverton train--my son's favorite.

I finished up this little train mini quilt (and my son helped quite a bit).  The quilt block patterns are called Chugging Along from ipatchnquilt.  I was a pattern tester (the pattern should be available soon), and my son just loooves this train!  If I had more time and enough of that yellow fabric I would have made more blocks. 

I wish I'd added more sky fabric so there could be more smoke!

Also wish I'd thought of fussy cutting some cute people to put in the windows.

My son loves to help with the binding--he picks all sorts of crazy decorative stitches!

I used almost entirely Aurifil thread--the only color of Aurifil I didn't have for this quilt is red, so I used some other thread I had on hand.

Colors from left to right: 2000, 1135, 1147, (the cone is 2605), 5005, and 2692.

 My son picked out the back fabric (which I had forgotten I even had--but he remembered it from a past project).  And I put on a hanging sleeve for a double sided quilt (see my tutorial here) because he insisted he wanted to be able to see both sides.



Label (quilt tag is from TagsToGo on Etsy).

It measures about 8.5" x  24.5".

All aboard!  Choo choo!!

18 comments:

  1. Great finish! I love the idea of seeing both sides!

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  2. All aboard for a train load of quilty fun! Looks like Arden is pretty proud of this mini quilt. I'd say he did a beautiful job. Love those decorative stitches and the backing fabric is perfect. You did good, too, Mom! Hee, hee!

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  3. You had lots of fun with your stitch settings! It looks great!

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  4. There was a time in my life when I would have had to make this train quilt immediately! It's adorable. I miss those train obsessed days (sometimes!)

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  5. It looks great! And he looks very pleased with the finished product too. I love the fabrics you chose for the wheels.

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  6. Oh my goodness, that is just awesome.

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  7. This is adorable Renee -- fantastic job with the piecing and the quilting... cute cute !

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  8. Love it Renee! I am sure he will treasure it for forever!

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  9. Sooo cute! Love the details you stitched in! Bet your son is over the moon :D

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  10. Congrats on your finish. I'm still holding out for a few more blocks, so into the UFO pile it goes. I forgot to mention; I posted a pic of your state fair entry here: http://quiltingmod.blogspot.com/p/photographic-inspiration.html. (Scroll down, down, down...)

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  11. I can see why your son loves it.
    I am going to keep an eye out for the pattern ... and for any excuse to make a train quilt.

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  12. Your son is a lucky boy to have such a great quilter for a mom. The train is great!

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  13. This turned out so awesome! I love that he helped with the decorative stitches. The smoke is so cool! Nice finish!

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  14. So adorable! I have a train enthusiast in my house too and I bet he'd love this. Great job, Renee! I love all the special touches you added. Beautiful!

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  15. It turned out fantastic Renee! My little guys would love this, and i love that your little guy helped with the binding stitches, too cute!

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  16. Oh this turned out so adorable! I love letting my son help pick out fabrics for projects too :)

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  17. that's fabulous! I love the details you added

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