A Car Quilt Set for the Birthday Boy!

My grandson, Quintin, is turning two next month, and he LOVES cars and trucks.  My husband drives a big red Dodge truck and he calls him “Grandpa Truck”.   It is adorable!

Sooo.. Of course I had to make some fun car things to celebrate his birthday.  I ordered a race track panel with matching fabric to make a quilt that he can sleep under and play with.

The panel is just the middle part.  I pieced the borders with the matching fabrics.  It now looks like a bigger panel, but it’s not.   The backing is a super soft yellow flannel.  

I can’t wait to watch him play with his cars on it and then snuggle up with it to sleep:)

Then I bought a small travel pillow and made a pillowcase with his name embroidered on it.

I used the Moda Lissa tutorial on how to make travel pillow cases.  While the pillowcase really was very easy to make, I found the tutorial itself quite confusing.  If I ever make another of these (which I am sure I will), I think I will try to make a tutorial on her tutorial.  Lol!

I love how the embroidery just pops out on the band.  I sure wish it was easier to match up those letters though…Oh, well.  I got them all in and fairly straight too.  Yea:)!

And a race track would not be complete without a few cars to race on it.  So I made a zippered pouch to fill with his cars.

I quilted the fabric before I sewed it all together to give it a little bit of strength and sturdiness.  I added the cute bands as well.  Hey, when you have such cute fabric scraps, you need to use them!

I used a large plastic toothed zipper that is easy to zip open and closed.

This has been such a fun project for a  super SWEET boy:).  I am excited to watch him open it!

Thank you for stopping by


11 thoughts on “A Car Quilt Set for the Birthday Boy!

  1. Oh my stars and cars! This is the cutest idea ever! He is going to LOVE it. Someday I just want to be half as cool and talented as you (okay, let’s be real…1/4 as cool is about what I might be!) you are amazing and this quilt and pillow and pouch are darling!!

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