Tuesday, July 22, 2014


This post will complete my quilt along info.
I'm finally adding the CAR "how to".
Life's demands don't always fit into NICE neat little boxes.
Thanks to those of you who waited patiently for this last step!

To begin my car I cut some windows.
Windows were cut 2" high and  2plus" wide
Back window on the left is only about 1 1/2" wide.
Window on the right was angle cut.
I don't do a lot of measuring.
I cut and piece.
I have some FUN!
As I go along I trim to get the edges straight.
The other thing is...
I like to USE UP the scraps
as I go along.
If a SCRAP is CLOSE to the right size...

I added red strips. (about 1" wide strips)


The car doors began here.
green doors are 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" (about)
Here are the two pieces together.
I forgot to take a photo of adding the red ROOF
to the car....
and WHITE strips on either side.
I BET you can figure THAT ONE out....right?

I added long RED strips the same height as the doors.

Sewed it ALL together and TRIMMED off the back of the car
 at an angle.

Added a WHITE piece behind the car.

I used a CHALK pencil to draw the wheel well areas.

Found a nice LONG WIDE piece of background fabric.

With RIGHT SIDES together....
marked where the wheels are with my chalk pencil
(just a little white mark)
leaving a WIDE piece of background (1 1/2"?)
This LARGE inseam will be needed for appliqueing
my wheel wells.

Sewed my car to the background leaving
OPENINGS where the wheels are.
(that's what the little white Chalk marks were for)

Opened it up.
See my WHEEL wells??
cut little slits in the fabric UP TO the chalk mark.

Turned the raw edges in along the curve and pinned.

Made some YO YO wheels.
I will applique the wheel wells and yo yo wheels.
Added a TREE to the TOP of the car.
I hope not.
I hope you can PLAY with your fabric
and CREATE a car that is ALL YOUR OWN.
This is just a basic outline of how I DID IT.
After getting ALL the elements pieced together...
I added some appliqued lines for a "ROAD".....
 a nice checkerboard border using 2" squares.
My quilt top is DONE.
It measures 59"x68"
Bigger than I imagined it would be when I began this project.
I want to THANK those of you who have been
PLAYING along with ME!
Our progress is over on flickr .
I LOVE seeing all the variations on this quilt!
I want to thank Julia Rothman
for allowing me to use her design as a
JUMPING off place!
She inspired me!


  1. That turned out so cute, Beth. Nice job. I hope wedding plans are moving right along there.

  2. That is lovely. This has been fun. Trying to think of something other than a tree to go on top of my car. And thanks for the comment on Flickr.

  3. Hi!!!! I love it!!!! Love it!!!! Now I am behind but I will get there!!!!! I never imagined a car in it!!!!! Too adorable!!!!! Kinda like a tree farm!!!! I have had so much fun!!!!! Thank You

  4. This is sew cute! I love the car block. Thanks for showing how you did this, Beth.

    Thanks, also, for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind word. Do you know that you are a no-reply blogger?

    have a happy quilty weekend ... :) Pat


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