Tractor Quilt Set. Three Quilts in one. Crete a new pattern. A quilt for my nephew, a quilt for my other nephew, and a quilt for a show.
All of these thoughts were floating around my head. I had such excitement. This was going to be great!! The sky was the limit. And it was great! I started with one block that I wanted to repeat. I designed it and made it. It was a little rough and crucked so I looked for a little help, some guidance. My guru from Big Mama Quilts turned me on to tubing. It was the perfect fit. I wanted to use precut rolls so I used Jellyrolls and honey buns. I sewed and I sewed, and I sewed. It was great!! I made them into tubes (by sewing the side seams of a 5 strips wide piece of fabrics together). I cut and I cut and I cut. i sifted through the reminisce and found the parts to my blocks and made them. I pieced the first front together (without borderless) in no time. Then I decided to move on to my quilt for Case. Hoping to give him his quilt for his birthday. That was about 2 years ago.
There have been many lessons learned from this quilt. Most important- change your needle. I didn’t. I am not sure why. Maybe I was lazy. Maybe I didn’t know any better. More likely – just didn’t know what to do with them after they were used. BUT OMG this is important! Why you may ask?? A dull needle will create a seam with a light pucker or ripple. A dull needle will pull your fabric down causing you seams to be anything but straight. It may even cause one to question their ability to sew. Any who. I have finally finished it. Although I might need to stop myself from cursing out loud when I think of my tractor quilt set… Here is my first one. In all of its faults and all of its glory this is tractor quilt #1.
I hope you like it.
All photos were taken at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum.