A week ago, I posted on my blog about the John Deere fabric.
|So - YES - I have a bundle of leftover tractor fabric|
|Sorted out all the yellow/green/brown John Deere|
|Efficiently cut it into strips|
|Only this much leftover from most of the pieces|
However I did not have enough to make a quilt.
|I posted that this is what I have|
And I posted the following pictures of stuff that I could use....................
I didn't hear from anyone. I was only looking for stuff that people had in their stashes. Well - no one owned up to having John Deere fabric in their stash, so I guess shopping is in order. I e-mailed Carol - could she shop at US Wal-Mart or Joann for me? Yep - she could stop by, so she was on standby for that. I was even tempted to drive to the US myself last weekend to shop, but then my kid told me to relax - it will all fall into place in due time. My kid is smart because her advice made me think about other options.
Hmmmm - I know someone who is an avid quilter and lives on a farm. She has grandchildren and I bet that she has John Deere fabric. Called her up and she says - "Well I think I have some scraps" as she did make a John Deere quilt at some point.
If this is what Diane calls SCRAPS - I would hate to see her stash!!!!! Let's just say that if you think I have a lot of fabric in my stash room - I think Diane has a stash HOUSE!!!!
|Diane's collection of John Deere fabric!!!!|
I decided to NOT include any blue in the quilt so that eliminated some of her scraps, but there were enough different ones that I could get what I wanted.
Everything got cut and organized and ready to sew. This was Monday evening...............
|All laid out and ready to sew|
|Got the little strips all sewn into FIVE big long strips|
|And I want to incorporate this panel strip into the quilt|
|The long strips were cut into lengths measuring 59" (so it will fit on a plush backing without having to piece the plush). I cut lucky - look how much was left!!!!|
|The panel with the big tractors had a blue strip on the bottom which I did not want. so I cut it off and added some brown|
|So it looks like this - added my leftover strips - there was just enough - I had about 2 inches leftover.|
I did NOT really calculate this out - just roughly and it all went together like a charm!!!!!!
|Here is the finished quilt - OH CRUD - there are two pieces on the right in the middle that I don't want together|
|Ah - that is better - my seam ripper is sure getting a good workout these days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|I acquired an ENTIRE bolt of this emerald green plush. Not exactly the colour I thought I was getting, but it will be perfect for the John Deere quilt.|
|And I will make bias binding out of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The big square is cut - just have to make two seams and cut the strips!!!!!|
And there is my John Deere quilt. If I was smart - I would whip it on the machine and get it quilted TODAY. Hmmmm - it is possible.
I have a few scraps of John Deere fabric leftover - they are very small and I will use them in the border of the next tractor quilt. Yes - I see another FIVE tractor quilts in the wings. Seriously???? How does this happen?????? I am using stuff up from my stash so I feel good about that. It may not be what is on my shelf and I'm OK with that - I really have no purpose for making any of these quilts - they are just something to sew.
I have a shopping trip planned tommorrow - I am planning to buy ONLY what I need - so I will be doing some cutting this afternoon and then - I can easily whip up those five quilts - get them done and NEVER make a tractor quilt again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On that note - I have stuff to do today and I had better get started.
Have an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!!!