Choose one of these red wagon quilt patterns or make them both! Bring back childhood memories of riding fun, and make one for each child!
This is Quilt 1 which I created for the My Red Wagon collection by Debbie Busby for Henry Glass. I am smitten by the textures and colors of these fabrics and so happy I was able to work with them! The prints spell ‘cozy’ with plaids and paisleys and are versatile as well because they include whimsical motifs for the entire year. Debbie was inspired!
Debbie worked with a primitive palette, imbuing each fabric with a vintage vibe. I am a sucker for paisley so I made sure they appeared everywhere on the quilts! The My Red Wagon line has a great variety of prints so you can purchase the collection and use it in any quilt without worrying about how the fabrics will look together. The answer is: Great!
Quilt 1 measures 48” x 68” and the blocks finish at 4-1/2″. The panel in the middle is so cute! It is complemented by the wagon strips on the outer border. Each wagon features shapes of a specific season so you can use the quilt year ’round.
These prints convey warmth, playfulness, and take us back to simpler times, care-free days when all we needed to know to have a happy day was “Who can play today”. For those of us who did not have wagons, we made our own with wooden boxes… anything we had on hand as long as the ‘wagon’ was sturdy enough to haul around and big enough to hold our treasures.
And treasures is what Debbie added to each wagon. If you have a large wall space in your home, this quilt would welcome friends and family regardless of the month. It makes a cool ‘I Spy’ quilt, too.
The blocks in Quilt 1 are very easy to make and you can have this done in no time at all. I am sure your children and grandchildren would love to receive this quilt as a gift, or snuggle under it when they come to visit just in case you cannot part with it after it is finished.
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Are you ready for another of today’s red wagon free quilt patterns? This is Quilt 2, measuring 53” x 67” with blocks that finish at 4″ and 4″ x 9″. The blocks with the different red wagon panel squares measure 9″.
Notice the paisley on the border! There is a lot of movement on that print (also implied by the direction of the wagon handles) and I thought the flying geese would be the perfect complement. What do you think?
Oh my goodness! Isn’t this quilt amazing! You might as well gift a red wagon along with the quilt because children will want to own one as soon as they see them on this lap quilt. I know my two grandsons would!
Once you fussy-cut the wagon squares, all you have to do is assemble the square in the square corner blocks, and they flying geese for the sashing. The flying geese are paper pieced but it is fast, too, so you can make this quilt in one day or weekend.
Are they happy or what? Man, my projects-to-make-and-gift list just keeps growing! Anyway, I thought you needed two free quilt patterns as the weekend approaches. Do you agree? Download them by going to the Henry Glass website.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to receive a free copy of the November issue of the American Quilter magazine, along with other goodies. Read all about it in this post. The giveaway winner will be announced on Monday.
Have a fantastic time sewing…