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April 1, 2011

race car quilt/big boy bed

Filed under: carmen, crafts, moseley, projects, quilting — Jana @ 10:47 am

I finished the race car quilt I was making for Moseley.  One word.  Intense.

I am still very new to quilting, but I saw this road map quilt that Eve made and thought it was so adorable, I wanted to make one for Moseley.  I thought “how hard could it be?” Ha ha, yeah.  Sewing curves are definitely way harder to get used to than sewing straight lines, but I like the way it turned out in spite of all of its imperfections.  It adds character right?

I loved picking out all of the cute car fabrics.  There are not a lot of cute boy projects out there, compared to what you can do for girls, so this was a refreshing change to do something boyish for my little man.

I thought these little cars on this Ann Kelle fabric were so cute,  I decided to use them for the back also.

I unveiled the quilt to Moseley, and he played for about one minute.  Oh well, I hope he’ll get more excited about it in the future.

He thought his mouth was a good way to hold three cars at once (I really hope hotwheels aren’t made in China).

Carmen wanted to get in on the fun  (and in fact played with it more than Mose did) so she went and found this little car she has had since she was 2.

It’s a purple polly pocket car, and it smells like grape.  Still, after 3 years, this thing still smells like candy.  How the heck do they do that?  I mean what kind of chemicals do they have to add to the plastic to get it to smell forever?  Boggles my mind.

As a coincidence, the same day I finished his quilt he learned to climb out of his crib.  Which is such a bummer because it means we have to go through one of those big transitions from baby to preschooler. This already makes me sad, that I no longer have a baby;  Then add to that a kid that won’t sleep and has free reign of the house at all hours of the night.  Ugh.  We have had less than full nights of sleep since it happened.  We decided to just do what we did with Carmen and turn his crib into a toddler bed and put a lock on his door.  Lee get’s worried because he thinks there will be an emergency and Mose won’t be able to get out, but I think it’s the same as having a baby in a crib who can’t climb out.  We still use the baby monitor, to make sure he is ok in there.  And this way he can’t wake up and let himself out the front door or something scary like that.

On a lighter note, I really wish I would have  had a video camera ready  to film his reaction to Lee taking off the front gate of his crib. He was so stoked, it was like he couldn’t believe it was possible to open up the crib like that. He was giddy.  He kept climbing up, laughing hysterically, jumping up and down yelling “My crib! my Crib!”  It was so funny.  I did get a couple pics of him as king of the mountain with my new iphone app Instagram (if you don’t have it, get it, it’s free and it’s awesome… like a mini photoshop to add filters to boring old iphone pictures instantly)

Then we got him all ready for bed and laid out his new quilt to play cars in his new bed.   I love his face in this next pic, you can just hear the car noises he is making, right?



  1. I don’t see any imperfections? It looks so cute and I’m totally jealous of that backing fabric!

    Comment by Eve — April 1, 2011 @ 11:45 am

  2. Ditto. Absolutely no imperfections at all!! It’s dang cute!!

    Comment by Gwenny — April 1, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

  3. What a handsome quilt, Jana! You’re getting very good at them! Sure love peeking into your lives on here! Love and Miss you!

    Comment by UtahGrandma — April 1, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

  4. Yeah, girls are waaaaaaay more fun :)
    but I should make something like this for kaius…and i bet he would just walk over it and go play with the ball on the other side of the room.
    I love the quilt!

    Comment by Carly — April 4, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

  5. You’ve got skillz.

    Comment by (me)linda — April 7, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

  6. helllo
    i stumbled upon this while searching race car fabric. any chance you would be interested in selling one? thanks, christina

    Comment by Derek and Christina — December 26, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

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