Friday, May 6, 2011

Pickup Parking...and a Giveaway!


A couple of weeks ago Laurie Wisbrun sent me a fat quarter set of her new fabric line, Pooches and Pickups. She said to play with the fabric. That freedom was just what I needed. As soon as I opened the package and saw the trucks I thought of my boys and how they would play with their collection of miniature cars and trucks. They would take blocks and make giant parking lots and roadways. So, out of my brain came "Pickup Parking".

Those trucks begged to be fussy cut, so I did and I placed them in different parking configurations just like my boys would have. The quilt was on the design wall when a friend's young son came over. He liked the quilt and asked me who I was making it for. I told him it was a baby quilt. He told me in no uncertain terms that this was NOT a blanket for a baby. This was for a big boy bed. I turned it into a twin size quilt in no time.
He also told me it needed one more thing....a license plate. When I asked him to help me choose the letters and numbers for the plate, he said no. It didn't need letters and numbers. It needed a vanity plate. How he knew about vanity plates...well, I was impressed and asked him what it should say. He said matter of factly, TRUCK. So, truck it was.
I made this for no one in particular, so I think it's going to get boxed up and sent to BASICS in New York City. I'm hoping some little boy needs a quilt for his bed.
I didn't forget about the Pooches part of the fabric. I just happened to have this pooch who looks pretty spiffy dressed up in Laurie's fabric.
So, would you like a fat quarter set of Pooches and Pickups to play with at your house? Leave a comment and let me know. I'll draw a winner on Monday. Thanks Laurie!
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Simone de Klerk said...

Oh yes, would I LOVE a FQ set by Laurie Wisbrun!
At the moment I am working with fabrics from her Circus line. So much fun!
Her new line looks very pretty too.

Mystica said...

For my 13 year old nephew please. He would love this.

Kristy said...

I always love Lauie's fabric lines. They're so full of whimsy! And I would be thrilled to play around with this one as well.

Donna said...

Yes, I would love to have Laurie's trucks and pooches. Thanks for the opportunity. Love your truck quilt!

SeƱora H-B said...

I also have a nephew that would LOVE this!

No Talent Hack said...

I've never worked with Laurie's fabric before, but after seeing what you did with the trucks, I'd love to get my hands on some!

Jenny said...

what a fun quilt! im sure some little boy with be thrilled with this one!

Mama Mel said...

What a cute quilt! I would love to win a set of this fabric so I can make a quilt for my car/truck loving boy! ;) Thanks for the opportunity!

gill said...

Yes please!
What great fabric

Heddy said...

I'd liove to win! I have just the little boy in mind for this fabric!

Jacque. said...

Your creativity amazes me...LOVE the truck quilt. I would love to win a fat quarter set of Pooches and Pickups! I have a grandson with a labrador...this would be perfect for him.

Peaceful Piecer said...

This really is the perfect fabric for a little boy. Thanks for a chance to win!

Jackie said...

A terrific quilt for a boy! I know that BASICS will be thrilled to have this quilt. I can see the face on that lucky little boy now. See you at market??

livelover3 said...

GREAT FABRIC!!! PErfect for my 2 pooches...neapolitan mastiffs and my 2 little boys who are obsessed with anything truck!!!

Barb said...

what fun fabric. who wouldn't want some.
Your truck quilt is so fun. Some lucky boy is going to absolutely love it!

Katrin said...

Cute fabric. Perfect for my new nephew!

Carol said...

What a fun fabric for the little boys in my life!

Kathleen said...

Love your quilt! That fabric is so stinking cute and so is your pup! :)
PS. Have a great day!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Would love to play with that fabric! The truck quilt is lovely.

Michele said...

Turned out really cute! The collection sounds perfect for kids.

DK said...

There are multiple guys in my life this would be perfect for, most especially my Dad lol thanks for the opportunity

Diane said...

Oh, I am making little quilts now and this fabric would be perfect!

Dawn S. said...

Your quilt is perfect!!! Winning this fabric would be a dream come true. Seems like my entire stash is all "girly" and I am definitely hankering for some "boy" stuf to play with.

P.S. your pooch looks smashing in his new bandana!

Andi said...

Your fussy cut quilt is so clever and cute!!
Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Andi :-)

Jenny said...

I'd love to win this FQ set and I know exactly what I'd do with it!

kimland said...

Oh fun, I have two grandsons that would like the Pooches and Pickups!

Hannah said...

of course I'd love to play with this fabric! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Linda said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great fabric. I love your quilt! And my black lab would also look great with a kerchief like yours has!

Heather said...

oh that would be wonderful! i can see my little boxador puppy getting a few new accessories! thanks for the giveaway!!

yorkie mom said...

My Pooch said "she NEEDS this" :) thanks for a chance! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

Lyanna said...

I would love a FQ pack of Pickups and Pooches, it would happily make things for my boys, who love cars/trucks, and my youngest girl who loves dogs. How could anyone not love some doggie fabric??

mjb said...

That's such great boy fabric!

Erin said...

Laurie's done it again! I'd love a fat quarter set to play with.

sclangs said...

I have a little boy at my hose who would LOVE this fabric!! :)

Rose said...

Black dogs and trucks. What boy wouldn't like that?

Melanie said...

I have two boys who would be very happy if I played with this fabric! Thanks for the chance:)

EG said...

Yes, please! I live in boy world.

Julia said...

Fun fabrics! My nephews would love this

mom of 2 boys said...

What a great quilt...my dad had a red pickup like that in the 50s...love the fabric!

piece peace said...

What a fantastic boy quilt! This FQ set would be turned into a quilt for my new collie, Apollo. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sarita said...

Oh my, what an amazing giveaway! I love this set!

Tricia said...

What a cute quilt! It's really different! You did a great job on the design and it totally needed that license plate :)

Anita in Florida said...

You made a wonderful quilt with that fabric...some little boy is gonna go 'nuts'! Would love to be entered in the drawing for the fabric!

Lynn said...

Trucks definitely, my son who will be getting his learners in a couple of months wants a red pick-up truck. Maybe sleeping under a truck quilt will inspire him to keep working hard to get one.

Patty said...

When I saw the border around the print I thought you had used a dark plaid fabric; then I noticed it wasn’t plaid but instead it was your quilting I was seeing. I so need to remember this for the next time I need a unique border and don’t have any ideas.
Did you quilt this with twin needles?

Linda said...

Such cute fabric!! Any boy in my clan would love this! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sylvia said...

I have a grandson who would LOVE a quilt with trucks. Weve had a rough week as he had to have minor surgery, but is doing well. Looks like the Pooches and Pickups fabric would be a lot of fun to work with.

Seams Sew Together said...

Perfect for the boys in my life!!

LJ said...

I wouls love to play with this at my house!

Barbara said...

love the last photo !

stitchinpenny said...

Love the fabric and the pooch looks like my granddog.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, yes, yes, yes! I'd love this!!!

Carolyn said...

I have an almost two year old grandson whose dad has a pickup like the ones in the fabric and he loves getting in it and "dwiving". I would love to make something out of this for him!

Caitlin said...

How cute! I love the parking lot idea :)

Mandalin said...

I found my 6 year old son asleep on the sofa tonight, he'd cocooned himself in his baby blanket. Me thinks he'd like a bigger one! Thanks for the chance of some fab boy fabric.

Annie said...

That is a fun quilt. I love it. I have a little guy who needs a quilt with trucks in it! Of course, that's if I can keep my girls hands off of it!

Miss Lola said...

I know of a couple boys who would LOVE this.... Thanks!

kbzelazny said...

Love the fabric and your dog is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lynne said...

SO cute. My little man would love this.

epban said...

Love your dog's kerchief! That truck quilt is perfect for a little boy!

Meg said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!!

Pattij said...

I know a little 3 year old who would love this fabric! So cute!
Evin5 at aol dot com

Tapestry Tree said...

I have a dear friend who just discovered she is expecting a boy! It would be so fun to make her a quilt with these adorable fabrics. Love your quilt, by the way.

Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB!!! LOVE Lauries fabrics.

Lisa said...

Love this fabric and such a cute quilt! It's gorgeous.

Rachel said...

Great quilt! My four year old would love it.

Petit Design Co. said...

yes! I love Laurie's designs and I have a little guy on the way who wouldn't mind a baby quilt in these fabrics

kelly lautenbach said...

Such a fun one, girl! :) I happen to have the perfect grandson for those fabrics... I'm just sayin'.

Andrea R said...

I have a sad lack of any boy fabrics at my house. *sigh* Something other than pink woudl be nice for a change! :D

Kelly said...

So cute! Nice to see some fabrics for boys that are so cute.

Toni said...

That fabric is great! And with three little boys in my house trucks are everywhere. Thanks!

Lee said...

I would love to play with this fabric! thanks for the lovely giveaway.
butler83ataoldotcom

Tiffany said...

I would LOVE to own this fabric! I have 2 little nephews that are as boyish as it gets and they would love this! :)

Melissa said...

Haha! I love how matter-of-fact kids can be when they know more about something than grown-ups. :)
I think your design is very cool.
I'd love a FQ pack, but I'm going to buy some (all?) to make something for my sweet dad who has a vintage truck and a vintage pup. This is FANTABULOUS for him. :)
Thanks!

Joe and Julianne said...

Awesome quilt! I love this fabric.
Thanks for the giveaway.

knottygnome said...

that is a really beautiful and creative quilt. love that you got input from a real expert.

knottygnome@gmail.com

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness, as the mom of two boys that's a fabric line I am truly excited to see up close and in person!

Ricki said...

Love the truck fabric! It would be perfect for a quilt for my little guy!

Julie said...

Awesome giveway! The fabric is super cute and I love the quilt that you made with it.

Patty S. said...

So you don't think that little kid was wanting the quilt for himself, do you? It seems like that may have been his sub-text. But, yes, that fabric is wonderful and I'd love to use it to make a quilt for our newest grandson who just arrived from Russia (with love, of course!) He's 15 months old and would love playing on it.

Ellen said...

Super cute! I have 2 friends pregnant with boys & 1 who just had a boy! This would be so cute for one of them! Thanks for the giveaway!

Pat said...

YES! I would LOVE to win some of this cute fabric!

Leigh said...

I would LOVE to win this! I have 4 nephews who are all boy! :)

Dresden Quilter said...

This is great fabric and I love how you incorporated the boy's ideas into your design. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cathy R said...

That is a smoochable pooch! I love your quilt. I would love to be entered into the drawing.

Elsa said...

I've got a little boy in my life who would love that fabric! I'd love to win it!
love the dog, beautiful face.

Kristy said...

How wonderful!!! My boys would think that quilt was amazing!!!
Thanks for the fun too! :)

Tiffany said...

What a great idea! I love your quilt - I would like to make one just like it!

Kathy said...

What a great story! I have a 3 yr old nephew who loves cars and trucks...this would be great for him.

mamadevlin said...

I love that fabric line. I have been thinking about purchasing some of this as fabric for boy quilts can be difficult to find. I love how you showcased the trucks. As always lovely work and lovely design!!

Ivy Mae said...

My little boy would love anything made from these fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

MollyP said...

We southern girls grow up lovin' pooches and pickups. What a great combo for a fabric line. All of Laurie's stuff is so vibrant and fun. Greatness!

OhioMomPatriot said...

I know a little boy that would love something made with this fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carla said...

You are just to darn creative! Love all your work and I would definitely love to win the fat quarter set.

Erin said...

My son is turning 3 at the end of the month and this would be great for making a quilt for a big boy bed, which he will be moving into soon, I think.

leslie King said...

I would love to have some more trucks and pooches in my house -- and so would my 3 boys and my boy dog!!

Tracey said...

I love that the boy knew exactly what the quilt needed beyond your fabulous design! Thanks for the giveaway.

Gwyneth said...

adorable!

Kelly O. said...

incredibly insightful little boy ;)

Sonia B said...

This line is so cute. Thanks for the chance!

connie said...

I love your Truck quilt. What a great idea to put them in parking places! :-)

Thanks for chance to work with pooches, I am partial to them. Have a great weekend.

9patchnurse said...

I was just looking on an online shop for this fabric! No fooling, I was AND didn't find it. Your quilt is fantastic and it reminds me that I should make another quilt for Basics soo.

Britt Nina said...

Who wouldn't like this fantastic fabric for a boy's blanket ? I know a lot of small and big boys who would like a blanket with these pooches and pickups on!

The Domestic Intellectual said...

What an adorable quilt! I would love to have a fat quarter pack to experiment with. I have a bro-in-law that is leary about having a baby quilt for his boys because he feels they are too girly... but this fabric could result in a quilt manly enough for him ;-)

WandaFish said...

What fun, Jacquie! The quilt looks absolutely wonderful - I'm sure it's new owner will be delighted.
This is such a cute fabric line (and your pooch wears it well!). I've been thinking for a while what to make to welcome a little boy a friend of mine's adopting and these fabrics would be just perfect. Here's hoping :)

Tracy said...

OH my goodness! My son saw your quilt and kept saying "tuck tuck!" (he's 2) Needless to say, he LOVES trucks and cars. So it would be awesome to win this so I could make him a "tuck" quilt for his bed. :) Thank you for the giveaway and the inspiration! :)

Mikelle said...

Such fun fabric!

Cami said...

Love this!! As a mother of two boys this fabric is perfect for our life! Especially with one so close to getting his driver's license...

pschuler said...

Who doesn't want to win a cute fat quarter set of these fabrics? You gotta be in it to win it. Thanks.

Tesla's Mom said...

Oh yes please! I love the quilt and have two little boys (friemds of my daughter) with birthdays in June that I would love to make something with this fabric!

Alice R. said...

Those are so fun and whimsical. Pickup trucks and dogs, it doesn't get much better than that! Mmmm, would love some - thank you for thinking of us

liberal sprinkles said...

Yes please I would love some! I adore the trucks!
Grace

Nicholas said...

Oh, my so cute! I'd love to whip something up for my little brothers using this!

bioyarn said...

Great use of the fabric! Thank-you for the opportunity and for the continued inspiration.

elpf said...

I love the quilt and yes, I would like some trucks to play with. My sons truck obsession is my truck obsession.

Kimberly said...

I have been eyeing this..My twin boys love trucks and dogs..perfect fit!!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

We're all boys and dogs at my homestead so I'd LOVE a set of these fabrics. Very cool quilt!

napergal50 said...

Oh such a cute fabric line! The quilt is perfect for a young man and the doggie very handsome in the bandana. Would love the chance to create with this.

The Rx quilter said...

I love this new line and would love to win a fat bundle...a great follow up to the Tufted Tweets line! Lisa in Texas

hollymade said...

Adorable! I'm in the process of changing my little boy's room from a puppy theme to a truck theme. How perfect this fabric would be for that!

Andrea said...

so cute!! love the quilt

Kristy said...

So very sweet

Kati said...

I think this is such cute fabric. I want to make a quilt for my new nephew and this would be perfect.

Needled Mom said...

Okay...that is too cute! Love the "TRUCK" vanity plate.

Karen P. said...

what a great quilt! I'd love to have some boyish fabrics to sew for my nephew!

Mego said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! Altho I must admit I just purchased the trucks! It TOTALLY reminded me of MY boy! Thanx!

Vicki B said...

My quilting group is making quilts for the highway patrol to give at accident scenes to children. These would be sent with them to hospital and are theirs to keep. I'm thinking this would be wonderful fabric for a little boy quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

The truck fabric is absolutely adorable. It's so seldom you see a fabric that is so "boy" it just screams BOY! These are both wonderful lines of fabric, and anyone would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway.

mamabug said...

The simply placed trucks on the quilt is just plain FUN!! What little boy wouldn't love it :) I would also love to play with this line such a great line for boys!! k.bugbee@att.net

Connie said...

You did a wonderful job "playing" with the fabric.

Lindsay Conner said...

This fabric is too darn cute!

phillysblarney said...

What adorable fabric!!! I have a few grandsons who would love a quilt with these super fun boys fabric!!! Sure hope I win!

briannaecallaway said...

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. Now I want to buy this fabric and store for a future "big boy" gift in the future. The pooches fabric would make a great tufted dog bed.

Nutsy Coco said...

Very cute! I love all the input you got for its design too :)

QuiltSwissy said...

LOL. I would DIE for FQs out of this line! I am a dog trainer and love pick up trucks! LOL

glen

Duff said...

Another fun line! It's so hard to get boy fabric that isn't too babyish--this is perfect! I need to make a boy quilt so winning this would be perfect; thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I would love these FQs!
westitch@comcast.net

The Stewarts said...

Who wouldn't want to win fabric :D

Dian

dianmstewart(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura said...

this fabric would make the best little boy quilt! Love it when I find some boy quilt fabric that is cute!

Tacey said...

I love this fabric line. I have been eagerly awaiting it's release. Your quilt truly does it justice! I love everything about it. I am again inspired by your simplicity and vision. Well done!

Jen B. said...

I (and my 3 year-old son) would love some of this fabric to play with!

Nanna said...

Oh my granddog, a black lab also, would love to wear this! Hope I win!!

Barb said...

Love your truck quilt...my son would love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristin Shields said...

Great fabrics and that's a great quilt. Your young friend sure knows how to build a great quilt!

Linda E in AZ said...

Really cute fabrics which I'd love to add to some of my children's community quilts!
thanks

Flying Blind... said...

Laurie sent me!!
What a lovely quilt and such a wonderful cause to send it on to - brilliant x

Michelle said...

Fabulous quilt, handsome dog. Thank you so much for sharing your process! I'm new to modern quilting so I'm just taking deep breaths of freedom. Thanks for sharing. No fabric, please; I have plenty!

MeganAnne said...

I'd love to win some of this fabric. That quilt is great. And you're right on about little boys and their cars and parking lots and roadways. Brother did this too when we were growing up. He had an entire cigar box filled with old pencils just for this purpose.

Poppyprint said...

I have stepped on, tidied up and witnessed many a playroom parkade of matchbox cars myself! I love how little boys (and Daddy) can line up cars ALL DAY with their very own, very personal system understood by no one other than themselves. I love your quilt! I think my favourite part is the shape created by the red space. Good one, Jacquie!!

Doris said...

Cute fabric...I have plenty a young nephew that would appreciate things made from that!

Tanya said...

My son is a truck nut! I think he would love to just roll in these. Or, I could make a pillow for him...love those fabrics!

Pamela V said...

We used to have a pick-up and a pooch and miss both terribly!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Tarmy said...

Great way to use that print! I love seeing your quilts.

Lisa said...

Oooh, I have an almost 4YO boy & 20month-old boy who would be ecstatic about these fabrics! Levi loves any of the quilts I make, but he'd love one with cars & trucks & doggies even more; they both play for hours with various sizes of trucks & cars & tractors. Thank you for offering this!

Serena Dennis said...

Oh - I have the perfect little boy to make a quilt with these fabrics for! I hope I win :)

Heather, Neilson, Grace & Creighton said...

oh my littleguy would lovesomething made with trucks!

Amy said...

I'm a sucker for anything that screams boy! amy @ gasudimack@sbcglobal.net

Jan said...

We're truck and dog people, here. I'd love to win.

MadeByMeaghan said...

This line is so adorable! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

DianeY said...

Your quilt is so cute! Absolutely perfect for this fabric! Love the vanity plate, too!

Debbie said...

Absolutely - love the pick-ups and love the sweet face on the lab in his pooch collar!

Ann-Marie said...

oh how I love this fun line!
as a lover of labradors I must make something with this line!!

Lisa Marie said...

Oh my goodness, I would LOVE a FQ pack to play with. I've been hoping to get my hands on some great boy fabric to make a couple quilts for two little boys at my MIL's church who are going through a difficult time. It would be great to "hug" them with Pooches & Pickups!

Ruth Thompson said...

I love this fabric! I, too, have a son that once loved cars and trucks...and a pooch that looks an awful lot like yours!

Ruthie said...

Oh my gosh, I love that fabric. I have a 4 year old grandson who would adore having a parking lot on his bed.

Michelle said...

I have a couple of nephews who would love those trucks.

tropicslady said...

You do such awesome work - that quilt is so fun! And I think the quilting lines that you chose are perfect!
deb

Janet said...

Yes I would like to win this fabric and I would use it to make a quilt for my grandson. And I would probably do something along the lines of what you did because I like it so much. And I think you should gift that quilt to the designer....(your friend's son).

Klemm Family said...

I would love a FQ of pooches and pickups! We're on a tight budget so right now I'm working with garage sale finds :p boring! :)
skklemm at gmail dot com

ThirdMargaret said...

Arf, arf!! I would love to play with those Pooches and Pickups!! Thank you for the chance!

Sara said...

My 3yr old son would EVEN want this line for the doggies!lol!!

baukje said...

Your quilt is so beautiful, when I win the FQ set I will make the same for our grandson . I am SURE he will love it....

Brigette Joy said...

The fabric is so much fun!

robin said...

I'd LOVE to win a FQ set of Pooches & Pickups! Thanks for the opportunity. Nice dog! :)

Pondering said...

Love trucks! I think it would be a wonderful lap quilt at our house!

Naomi said...

My boys would LOVE to have quilts from these fabrics! My younger one loves dogs!

amber said...

I love that fabric and i would love to win some

Kristen said...

My SIL has a son who adores trucks and cars! She is new sewer and I would send this with some more fabric to play with!! The sweet dog on the fabric is icing on the cake!

He does look spiffy! :)

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I LOVE how opinionated little kids can be ~ great quilt! I'd love to make one for my little guy too! THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Becky said...

As I said on Laurie's blog post - beautifully done. Love how the youngster helped you with the design! How did he know about Vanity Plates :)

**nicke... said...

cute! i would love to play with some of this fabric!

Marcia W. said...

Absolutely I would enjoy having a set to play with -- for a "big boy quilt". Thanks to you and to Laurie W. Great boy fabric collection!

L said...

I know my nephews would love something made from this!

Kankanka said...

I'm far away, or I dream of such materials

Brakmack said...

What awesome fabric ! I love what you did playing with the fabric. My son is 3 and in love with trucks and puppies. I must get some of that fabric!

MissMary said...

I would love a fat quarter for play, please! Thanks!

Sherry said...

Cu-ute. Someone is going to love that quilt for a long, long time. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Tiffany said...

So cute!!! i bet Buggy would use that as a road!

Jenny said...

I'd love to play with this! My older (really? he's still my only...second boy is in utero!) son is just getting to an age where novelty prints are going to be a lot of fun, but my stash is all the adult-oriented fabrics that call to me.

And could your co-designer be a potential recipient of this quilt? Sounds like it had a special resonance for him.

Sarah W said...

Super cute - would make a great quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

greta @ topography said...

What an amazing quilt and cute story, those fabrics are great :)

Mary P said...

Very cute quilt!

Michellekeenlyne said...

I would definitely love a fat quarter set! Thanks for the chance!

Julie said...

Bruno is cute - so is the fabric!

Andrea Pisano said...

I love your quilt is beautiful for any child who needs

Chancy said...

Oooh, me please! I love this line and your quilt is so boyishly cute!

chancyf (at) gmail (dot) com

Patchwork and Play said...

Fabulous quilt and CUTE doggie! Thanks for the giveaway!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in! Thanks for the opportunity!

MareMare said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win and make something for my 3 nephews and my friend's doggies!

artlovely said...

Very cute fabric. I know the perfect little one to use this for. His first two words were A CAR.

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