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Tractor Quilt Set: Quilt #1

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.

Tractor Quilt #1. Photographed outside the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum by their antique tractors.
This picture shows part of the front along with part of the back.
Using my Baby Quilt for Valentina as inspiration, I designed this quilt back.
Photographed outside the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum by The Historic Green Bridge.
The patten that I designed has one repeating block.
Tractor Quilt #1. Photographed outside the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum inside of the Watering Place.
Folder View
I took all of these pictures at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

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  • Zafar
    September 5, 2014

    Believe me I know exactly how you felt. My goal was not as lofty as yours. My goal was 1 sqaure a day which gave me 3 months to finish my 100 sqaure feet of string sqaures. I felt like giving up a few times too. Glad you finally finished, you will be glad you did. I love looking at mine. So much so that I have just left it on my bed as a spread.Your quilt is very pretty.

    • Elisabeth DeMoo
      > Zafar
      September 5, 2014

      Creating something new out parts and pieces. Then finishing it, thats the best. I would love to see a picture of the bed spread you made. Thanks for stoping by.

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