Clickety Clack

WARNING: Image heavy post!

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned on here before that I have a two-year old boy.  Like many other two-year old boys, mine loves trains.  He likes Thomas all right, but he really just loves anything that is train related.  He’s still sleeping in a crib and will until he attempts to climb out.  So far that hasn’t happened yet, but I wanted to be prepared for when it does.  He needed a big boy quilt for his big boy bed!

I came up with a train image based on an image I found and altered in photoshop.

iPhone 2014 108

 

I printed it out, taped it together, and traced it onto fusible web.

iPhone 2014 110

 

I put the fusible web onto the back of some solid grey kona.

iPhone 2014 120

 

Then I fused it to a wide white muslin.

iPhone 2014 121

 

Hello!

iPhone 2014 125

 

Loaded it on the long arm and got to work.

iPhone 2014 126

 

iPhone 2014 128

iPhone 2014 130

iPhone 2014 132

iPhone 2014 136

Now for the finished quilt!

Front 01

 

The top!

Back 01

 

The back is a solid grey flannel.

Front 09

I wanted this quilt to have a lot of texture.  I wanted the overall image to be simple, yet graphic.  I hoped the quilting filled in the blanks for the rest of the story & I really think I nailed it.

Front 02

 

I quilted in tracks.

Front 03

 

Most of the train body is vertical lines.

Front 04

 

There’s steam coming out of the top.

Front 05

 

The “sky” is just these little swoopy things.

Front 06

 

This might be my favorite part of the quilt… I love the screw circle things and the way the quilting mimics the circular pattern of the front of the train.

Front 07

 

I put in what the light’s texture would look like.  I even quilted the screws that I didn’t cut out of the grey fabric.

Front 08

 

I’m really happy with this quilt.

Funny side note:  My boy LOVES this quilt.  I had a client come by to pick up a quilt I had quilted for her and my little guy was instant buddies with her.  She’s in my guild, so we were talking about the show that we have coming up and what I was putting into it.  I pulled out the train quilt to show her and my little guy went into beast mode.  We are talking full on freak out with screaming, tears, yelling, etc. because she touched it.  Once she took her hand off of his quilt, they were buddies again, but holy moly!  And then what’s even funnier is it happened AGAIN!  The same freak out when a second person came by and touched his quilt.  I think he likes it.  🙂

I mentioned above that it’s going to be in my guild’s show.  That’s tonight and tomorrow.  Details below.

Quilt Show

Details:

Designed and made by me.

Thread: So Fine #50 in a white & grey.  

Fabric: Solid white muslin & grey kona cotton on the front.  Back is a solid grey flannel.

 

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Clickety Clack

  1. Pingback: KCMQG 2014 Quilt Show | Jess Toye Quilts

  2. Pingback: Optical Illusions Blog Tour | Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s