After I finished Tractor Quilt #1, I skipped Tractor Quilt #2 and moved right on to Tractor Quilt #3. This quilt is the one that I am gifting to my nephew Case, it needed to get it done faster then the rest.
For this quilt, I was up for anything. I shifted through my tubed pieces and found all of my scraps. I used all of these as well as some extra fabric for this quilt. I created multiple blocks and alternated them with solid red squares.
Here are a few of my favorite blocks.
My original plan was to hand quilt the whole quilt. As weeks turned into months, I found the courage to dust of my new and neglected Bernina. I fiddled with it, goggled it and conquered the BSR feature. I only quilted the red blocks. As I freehanded loops and swirls I attempted to make it look like rope. I got better as I completed more blocks. In no time I was done and ready to bind this quilt. My Bernina ROCKS!! Freehand quilting with BSR lets you control the speed of your machine with your hands because it reacts to the movement of your fabric. Thats right you don’t use your foot pedal.
I am so happy to present Tractor Quilt #3. At different points of the process it felt like this day would never come…. WhooHoo two down. Only one more to go and then this set of three will be done.
All photos were taken at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum.