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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