Race Track

It’s that time of year again – when the quilt designers are busy as can be behind the scenes getting ready for fall market, but aren’t quite ready for the full reveal yet.  That means I am really lacking for blogging material lately!  I hope to start sharing the new designs in the next week or so.

If you want to see them sooner, you will have to join me at Gruber’s Quilt Shop this Saturday for their School House event.  It will be just like school house at Quilt Market, only it’s for regular quilters (not shop owners).  I will be speaking after lunch at the main assembly.  In addition to sharing my newest patterns, I will be giving a trunk show and showing lots of quilts.  There are a few spots left, so it’s not too late to sign up.  Just contact Gruber’s at 320-259-4360 or click here for more info.

And – since I can’t do a post without a few photos, I thought I would share this fun quilt that my Mom made.


It’s called Race Track and it’s from my Little Quilts for Little Kids book.  The fabrics are from an older line from Riley Blake and they are perfect for this design.

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The piecing is super simple and there is just a touch of machine applique.  The road doesn’t quite look like a road without a car on it!


My original version from the book is the one below.

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It’s another Riley Blake line, but I like Mom’s version with the car fabric better.  By the time I was making this quilt, that fabric line was long gone.  You know how it is, grab it while you can!  They are out of print before you know it.


If you are interested, you can see more from the Little Kids book here.


That’s all for today – I hope to see a few of you at Gruber’s on Saturday!

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10 Responses to Race Track

  1. nitadances says:

    That is adorable 🙂 Would make a great charity quilt, too 🙂

  2. Shaun says:

    I’ve made two Race Track quilts and loved how they turned out. This is a great pattern and book!!

  3. Linda P says:

    That’s adorable!! Can’t wait to see what you take Fall Market!!!
    Loving all the update photos in the previous post too – for such a little guy, that Carter is one huge blessing!!

  4. I wish I lived close enough to see you at Grubers! I did get to see some of your quilts today at Bayside Quilting in Olympia, WA~ from Living Large 2… so much more fun to see them in person!!

  5. Mary ann says:

    Such a fun quilt! I think I can see a hot pink VW bug on that track!

  6. Pat D says:

    I made this quilt earlier this year for the birth of a great grandson. My granddaughter loved it. It was easy and fun to do. Just love your patterns, especially their simplicity.

  7. What a fun quilt! I just made a playmat for my grandson to drive cars on….I think next time it will be a full quilt with the road built into it! Love it.

  8. Julie Delaney says:

    Great quilt I see where you get your talent😀, I can not wait till Saturday! Will be so fun and informative , say idea, I’m doing program for our guild in October and thought I would maybe show what you are teaching At Grubers, and tell them about you and how you got started? I don’t want to bother you on Saturday, IF you have time I would love to hear how you got started In design business. Sounds so very interesting and rewarding. Maybe you already have a bio about yourself written or a novel😊 I could inform them on. Just a thought know you are so busy just being a wonderful mom, along with everything else. If not ok, I will tell them what I know and show them your sight! See youn couple days and thank you! Julie Delaney

    Sent from my iPad


  9. Marsha Nelson says:

    Darling quilts. Have fun at the quilt program you are speaking at.

  10. angela jean says:

    So cute! I LOVE that book! Here’s one I did based off of your pattern- http://thegreenapricot.com/category/quilting-craziness/koens-cars/. Hope you like, and thanks for sharing your fabulous designs!

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