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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bulldozers and Brights

Last weekend I got this cute quilt top put together - My 2 1/2 year old grandson will get this for his birthday when he turns 3.  It will probably take me another 6 months to get it quilted but since his birthday is New Year's Eve I should make it.  :)  And what little boy doesn't love dump trucks and bulldozers!

I went to The Borne Quilter in Lafayette last week to spend the $100 gift certificate I won....fun, fun, fun.  When I went in my eyes went immediately to this quilt they had hanging on the wall:
I have this pattern at home - I have no idea what I was thinking when I bought it because 99% of my quilts are not these colors.  I do dark.  I do reproductions.  I do wool.  I do navy, forest green, burgundy, khaki...get the picture?  But I fell in love with this quilt!  Every once in a while I go in the sewing room and just look at it.  Why do I just look and don't start?  Because I have no bright fabrics.  None.  So this is what I spent my $100 on:
This is a good start don't you think?  Of course I need more...many more.  Anyone have any bright scraps they want to share?  :)

30 comments:

Linda said...

You will love the quilt! I love bright colors, so of course I think so.

Linda said...

By the way, your grandson will LOVE the bulldozer quilt!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the Bulldozer fabric - just the cutest little boy quilt. Oh, yes, my grandson would love it, too - BUT he has 6 quilts now.

Oh, I wish I had to share - I am a 'dark' quilter, too.

9patchnurse said...

I have that pattern too. I love the birds! I can send you some scraps for sure. Email me your address and I will send them right out. Have a great day.

Michelle said...

Fun!!!

Gmama Jane said...

You have *brightened* my day with all those lovely fat quarters...YUMM!! Good for you...quilting outside your comfort zone! I make my large quilts in more muted earth tones and the baby/gift quilts seem to be much brighter. I will see what I have in terms of Bright scraps. BTW, are you finished with the bulldozer pattern?? I want to make Scott a quilt from that pattern if you don't mind!!
Love you dear friend
Blessings
Jane

Arkansas Patti said...

Hay, it was free money, spend it like you want.
What a perfect gift for a little boy, or a big boy even.

Purple Pam said...

Great quilt. If your grandson doesn't absolutely fall in love with it, send it to me. I love it! Brights, yes I have brights. I have that Piece O' Cake pattern also. I was looking at it just last night. IO want to make it, too. Shall we make it together?

karenfae said...

how great to win $100 card!! have fun spending - I love the flower quilt too.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Michelle May (Shell) said...

How cute is that bulldozer fabric! Sweet! My sister holds the record for quilts made by me. She and my darling nieces and nephew own 23! Spoiled...you betcha! Loved by their auntie and sissy...OH YEAH! :)
xx, shell

Julie Fukuda said...

The 'dozers came out great! And now you need some bright scraps. Thanks for the "heads up".

Gail said...

The perfect gift made with lots of love.

I love dark colors too! I use alot of black and it sure make any other color pop!

Wendy said...

Oh Sweetheart! I've got more brights than a person could imagine!! You just opened yourself up to a diluge ;) Can you please email me your current snail mail so I might share? Love your grandson's quilt ... you're doing marvelously!

Madame Samm said...

be still my heart..well your grandson's is priceless..but the applique floral..over the top..sew where is that on your list lol

Linda said...

Oh, oh, oh! I love the new pattern! While I'd never make it myself, unless it was by machine applique, the colors are right up my alley. I'm totally into the brights, and that's happened just in the last year. Please let me know what scrap colors you're missing and I'll tuck some into the mail for you.

Karen said...

A good quilt for a little boy for sure!

I would be hard pressed to find brights in my fabric stash either. A good way to spend your gift certificate.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Thought of you on the 4th. at a lady's home that I recently got acquainted with. Bob has known her Bob for a while but I hadn't been in on it. She showed me her 15 quilts of all sizes. She pieces them and quilts them all by hand. No machine work at all. I am in awe of her. And she is an artist - draws too, all kinds of things. And she has cancer that seems to be going into remission. I was so veryt impressed.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love your new pattern! Brights are my favorite. =)

Mama Spark said...

Email me your addy and I can probably put together some bright scraps for you. I love that quilt too!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

All I need is an address! I have plenty of brights!!

Grammy Staffy said...

It is so nice that you got to spend your $100 on fun quilting fabric. I think your grandson will be very happy with his cute quilt. He is lucky to have you for a grand mom.

Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

Tonya said...

Bright is fun...you'll enjoy breaking out of the box. :)

Tonya said...

Oh, and I'll share some if you would like. Send me your snail mail addy. Hillbillyhandiworks at gmail dot com.

JCnNC said...

Wonderful start for your new quilting journey - brights will surely bring sunshine into your space. There are so many wonderful prints with wonderful colors that please the eye. I will watch with interest. Judy C in NC

Truffle queen said...

Love the little guy's quilt! AND the bright quilt! I have a TON of bright scraps (what's your minimum scrap size?) - just send me your address!

Vivian said...

Love that quilt. It looks so happy!

Linda said...

Love the quilts and new fabric. I don't have so much for bright colors, but do want to get in that direction. The grandson quilt was so cute. Loved the idea...good one for my grands and so quick to do.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Cute quilt for your grandson. He's gonna love it!

The 'bright' quilt is striking; your prize money was well spent. I look forward to seeing your finished project.

Carolyn said...

LOVE your grandson's quilt! My grandson will be 3 on the same day as yours. :) Ohhh I do love the bright floral pattern and can't wait to see the journey of yours coming together! You do such beautiful work!

Myra said...

A great quilt for a little boy! I'm sure he will love it!!

Love the bright quilt you saw at the shop!! Very eye catching!! Have fun with it! 8-)