Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Firetruck Quilt Tutorial

Since a few people asked, I put together a little tutorial on making the Firetruck Quilt that I made for my son.  This quilt is very beginner friendly since it is just made using squares.
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This is a great quilt for scraps.  In fact, the more variety you have in your prints, the better.  My quilt ended up 50" x 60" and is made up of 2.5" squares (2" finished).  If you wanted to make the quilt smaller, you could use smaller squares, and if you wanted to make the quilt bigger you could use bigger squares.  Cutting the squares 2" (1.5" finished) would give you a 37.5" x 45" quilt and cutting the squares 3" (2.5" finished) would give you a 62.5" x 75" quilt.  
Firetruck Squares
In order to keep track of everything when piecing together this many little squares, I like to break them down into blocks. 
FIretruck Block Layout
And this is how I pieced each of the blocks.  While I guess you could strip piece the squares, it would affect the random feeling of the fabrics so I wouldn't recommend it for this particular quilt.
Firetruck Block Construction
Here are closeups of each block along with the number of each color square in each one.
Firetruck Block ONe
Block One: 1 yellow, 3 red, 14 white, 18 blue, and 44 gray
Firetruck Block Two
Block Two: 40 gray, 27 red, and 13 white
Firetruck Block Three
Block Three: 48 gray, 23 red, and 9 white
Firetruck Block Four
Block Four: 15 gray, 3 dark gray, 1 yellow, 24 blue, 24 white, and 13 red
Firetruck Block Five
Block Five: 47 red and 33 white
Firetruck Block Six
Block Six: 16 gray, 25 white, 1 yellow, 3 dark gray, and 35 red
Firetruck Block Seven

Block Seven: 1 yellow, 5 white, 3 red, 9 dark gray, 43 gray, and 29 black
Firetruck Block Eight

Block Eight: 9 red, 17 dark gray, 53 gray, and 11 black
Firetruck Block Nine
Block Nine: 1 yellow, 5 white, 3 red, 10 dark gray, 24 black, and 47 gray

I hope that is helpful to anyone who is interested in making the quilt!  If you have any questions, ask them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them.
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8 comments :

  1. Thank you so very much for doing this tutorial!! Love how you broke everything down in this way. Love this pattern!

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    1. You are mastermind and creating such a brilliant Firetruck Quilt Tutorial which is very easy to follow. I just love this pattern. It is so nice of you for giving out here beginner friendly tutorial which is just made using squares. I am really impressed with your creativity and usage of squares. And I am sure my group of personal statement writers are like this Firetruck Quilt Tutorial who are providing marketing personal statement to UK students at Personal Statement Folks where I am now providing personal statement help in many subjects such as business, management, medicine, finance, law, account, psychology, nursing etc. So, I will also let them know about your best work...!!!!

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  2. Love this, it looks so fun, and what a great tutorial you have created!

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  3. Thanks for the very nice tutorial, my brother in law is a fireman and although his kids are a bit big for this now, I am guessing this would be great for a grandchild someday!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your creativity! Your tutorial is so helpful and easy to follow. My good friend's son is a firefighter and they are expecting their first baby. It's a boy so this will make a perfect gift.

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  5. What a great kid's quilt! Thanks for putting together this tutorial, can't wait to try it.

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  6. Erica, this is so very cute! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  7. What an adorable quilt, and thank you for the tutorial. It's so well thought out and easy to follow!

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