The blocks are all sewn together:
Jan commented about the quantity of John Deere fabrics in my stash: there are actually only 2 John Deere prints in this particular quilt. One is the yellow with tractors on it, the other is a green print with black tractors. The actual color scheme for this quilt came from one of the stripes that I used — I didn’t really want to make an all green/yellow quilt. When I put the stripe that has yellow/blue/green/turquoise with the John Deere prints, I knew what to look for for coordinates. I’m planning on some more black for a border, and beyond that, I’m not sure. I do have yardage of the yellow print, but a little bit of yellow goes a very long way……..I’ll probably use that for the back…….
As far as other John Deere fabrics in my collection:
I do have to admit to having bought a fairly large amount of this print a few months ago:
Look, Mom! It’s paisley!
Over the years, I’ve had other Deere print fabrics as well — we have a few pillows around (pillow panels…). I also had a plaid (blues and blacks) that had the Deere logo on it, that was used to make my father-in-law a quilt. That quilt has a blue flannel on the back that has a bunch of John Deere logo caps on it.
I also bought some fabric that has the words “Nothing runs like a Deere” repeated over the whole thing, but the weird thing is this: the yellow background is a completely different yellow from the other fabrics in the line, so it doesn’t go with anything……..
Why so much John Deere logo fabric? Have I mentioned that my in-laws farm? And that my DH works as an engineer for Deere?
The quilt above is intended for my cousin’s baby — Gage’s Daddy is a farmer (and Gage’s grandparents farm…)
Well, now that I’ve gotten most of the piecing of that quilt out of my system, I’d better go get back to work sorting and folding and organizing. I’m making progress, even though it really all looks worse than when I started….