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Hi everyone! I please need your help. My nephew Ruben, turning 7, has asked for a tractor quilt for his birthday. OMG why did I have to ask him what he wanted?? Can any of you recommend or share a pattern with tractors of some type?? I've done stars and geese before, 4 and 9 patches ... but tractors!! No idea LOL. Thanks.

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Comment by Carol Wadkins on May 20, 2009 at 9:28am
If you like you could just get John Deere material or I am sure that you could find farm material with tractors on it also! But I'll bet he likes john deere green, mix it up with other farm stuff and add a few animals also.
Good Luck!
Carol
Comment by B J Elder/WA on May 20, 2009 at 8:00am
I had a tractor block on 'Daniel's quilt' (my photos). It was a paper pieced one I designed, but it pretty intricate and tricky to do. I'd need to do some work to be able to send you the pattern, but I could do that if you wanted it. Like some of the others have said, there are some freebie patterns on the internet and I know I've seen a tractor or two, and coloring books have wonderful pictures to borrow from, along with the available fabrics out there.
Comment by Mary Rogers/MN on May 20, 2009 at 6:05am
Hi Carmen, There are bound to be block patterns out there somewhere for pieced tractors. Most of what I see are applique, which I know you like to do. Or you could do a pattern like the one at this link, where you use a pre-printed fabric to cut your tractors from and build your blocks around them. This one is so cute and could be used with all kinds of fabrics, not just tractors.
http://www.clothworkstextiles.com/pdfs/patterns/funnyfarmquilt.pdf
Comment by Sunshine/Mi on May 20, 2009 at 5:28am
I made a tractor quilt for a grandson who loves John Deere tractors. I found a coloring book type drawing of a tractor that I transfered onto fusible webbing, then appliqued to blocks. There's a pic of it on my page.
Comment by Paula/TX on May 20, 2009 at 4:54am
There are sooooo many tractor fabrics out there (mostly John Deere). If you want applique (which is probably going to be the only way you get a tractor shape other than paper piecing) you can google tractor color book pictures and that should give you a variety of tractor pictures usually fairly simple to copy.
Comment by Edith Lean/Ont. on May 20, 2009 at 4:45am
Be careful on what you ask for. Has your mother not ever cautioned you on that LOL. I made the same mistake a number of years ago, when I announced that whoever's name I drew for Christmas next was going to get a quilt. Weeeeeell when I drew this particular sister's name, she immediately said she wanted a quilt that was just WHITE. OMG. Took me three years to finish this whole cloth WHITE quilt. But I was stubborn I insisted on there being another colour, so all the feathered hearts and feathers are quilted with pink thread and all the background crosshatching is done in white, with a pink binding. It really is beautiful and I have yet to be able to take a good picture of it to post.
Comment by Lynne on May 20, 2009 at 4:42am
Carmen, I just did a google search, and found a free tractor pattern. Its applique, not sure if that what you want to do,,, but you could use fusible too. Also would he be happy with tractor fabric?? I know for awhile that was available. Pam Bono is a designer of quilts, its possible she might have a pattern,,, think her web site is www.pambonodesigns.com Good luck

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