Download this free pattern for a quilt for children with trucks and lots of fun colors. Or make it scrappy – either way, it makes a great gift! [Updated 9/22/2021]
You must have a little child in your life who would love this quilt. I designed it for Henry Glass Fabrics‘ collection My Favorite Trucks. It measures 56″ x 68″, with lots of cool blocks and prints to keep any child entertained for a long time!
Yes, it is a busy quilt because I wanted to showcase as many of the fabrics in this collection as possible. If you prefer a calmer look, use fabrics that have tiny prints or that read like solids in place of the ones I chose for the wide sashings. Or, alternate tiny prints with large ones on the blocks.
Take a look at some of the fun prints in this collection:
I don’t think I left any of these fabrics out of the quilt! Like toddlers, Quilt #1 for My Favorite Trucks is full of movement and I know you have a child in your life who would love it. My favorite quilts to make for children are the ones with bright colors. How about you?
If you can’t find these fabrics, use your favorite novelty prints and lots of solids. Novelty fabrics are great for us to play I Spy with the little ones while providing a warm cover to be under or a comfortable surface to play on.
The blocks are very simple and the cone on the right side is raw edge fusible applique’ which you can finish with the blanket stitch. I have a tutorial to help you, so click here. Although I also do needle turn applique, working with the machine allows me to finish my quilts a lot quicker. Which type of applique’ do you prefer?
I don’t know about you, but I think that busy fabrics show a lot better on simpler blocks. You will notice that I did not use any shapes on the blocks other than the cone. Trucks or cars would have been overkill and might have distracted from the motifs on the prints.
I love designing and making row-by-row quilts. You can alternate wide sashings with the block rows, and these sashing rows are great to display border stripes.
If you also like row-by-row quilts, you may want to make Flights of Whimsy, a cool Christmas quilt with trees, peppermint candy, stars… Check out the blog post about it and then you can get it from my Etsy store, PiecedBrain.
Download this free pattern for a quilt for children from Henry Glass Fabrics under the Free Projects tab on their website and get sewing! Don’t forget to check out the Free Patterns tab on this blog for more freebies!