What did one certainly little boy need to finish his new fire truck bedroom in style? A fire truck quilt of course. Introducing:
Sound the Alarm
It came as no surprise that Jammer loves fire trucks. A lot! We probably have more toy fire trucks than the majority of households. We fully expect that he will want to join the local department as a Junior Firefighter as soon as he is old enough.
When this house was under construction, we let him decide the theme for his new room. His choice? Fire trucks of course. One entire wall is fire engine red (he actually wanted a totally red room) and they are covered with removable wall stickers, one that is 4 feet wide. It is the perfect setting for a hero in training.
I used a pattern I had saved from an old magazine though I added the red border because I didn't care for the look of the thin pieced border right next to the large outside border. It needed something between and the red border in the middle was just right.
I already had a number of fire truck/fire department fabrics in my stash at the time but I hunted down and added a few more to give it tons of variety and color.
He specifically requested stars for the "fancy stitching" as he calls it and so stars he got. My long arm quilter used a red, yellow, blue and green variegated thread that worked perfectly.
It is backed with a fun all over fire truck and flag print that he picked out himself.
Jammer is very proud of his special fire truck quilt. He couldn't wait for it to be finished. Each night as I worked on hand sewing the binding, he'd ask if it was done yet. Needless to say that as soon as the final stitch was completed, it went right on his bed and he slept cozy and peaceful the entire night.
I am so proud of my Junior Firefighter in training. He truly loves everything about the fire service. He was introduced at a very young age.The weekend after we arrived home from Vietnam with our tiny baby boy, we went to the state fire chief's convention and he has gone every year since. One day he will become a Fire Chief just like his Daddy.
And because Bea asked, here are a couple of pictures of his room.
The red wall and his giant captain's bed. The rails make it hard for the quilt to drape nicely. His name letters will go above, if I ever get around to painting them. The open underside is the garage for his larger fire trucks and his Hess trucks. I still need to order his matching night stand.
This is the mega huge ladder truck sticker that he really loves and his custom painted piggy bank. There is a fire truck on the other side as you can see in the 1st picture.
Make sure you visit Amy's Creative Side to see all the terrific quilts in the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival. So far there are over 400 entries. Nominations for prize winners starts Tuesday. Mine is number
420 418! (I don't know why it changed but I just noticed that it isn't #420 any more).