Melissa is making a "Going Places" quilt for her son. Bee members are making blocks of transportation in the air, on land and at sea. I was on holidays when people chose their 'vehicles' and when I got back, the firetruck was mine!
Since the blocks are massive at 16.5", I had to adapt a smaller 6" foundation pattern from a photograph posted in our flickr pool. Unfortunately, to maintain the proportions there ended up being a ton of white space, but hey, more room for creative quilting!
I'm pretty happy about the driver, and also the lined paper print that I used for the hose. I love it when you can find just the right piece of fabric in your stash to take a block up a notch. BAM! This quilt will be a lot of fun for her little guy.
Against my better judgement, I'm going to tell you about the most ridiculous giveaway. Alex has given Lynne a truckload of Aurifil thread to share. So much that it even comes in it's own suitcase! Quick - right after you leave a flattering comment on my adorable fire truck block, head over there and enter the giveaway in her super fun Christmas Gifts for Quilters series!