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Antique Car Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern

Chets Car color ways 2 Peggy Aare

It’s not a July outing without a few old cars!   Enjoy making this paper piecing project for someone you know.  Jazz up the colors or leave it in original condition; make a wall hanging or add borders and you’ve got a perfect picnic blanket.  Although this is an actual car from the collection of a wonderful community member, Chet Krause, my intent is for it to bring forth those memories we all have of a slightly slower paced time.  (Though you may not know it, Chet Krause started the publishing company that is now part of F&W Publishing, well known to the quilting community.. Read the above link; you’ll wish you had known Chet.)

Chets Car quilt Peggy Aare

July for me is all about parades, old cars, and old farm machinery.  It comes with the territory: rural Wisconsin.   And I cannot think of old cars without  the  Iola Old Car Show   The town of 1200 people hosts one of the largest old car shows in the Midwest and people from all around put in a huge amount of volunteer time to manage the 100,000+ people that pour into the show.

Download Chet’s Car 27″ x 27″ pattern for $8.   You will get:  a color chart for the 8 colors, a one-page line drawing to color yourself and use as a guide (or resize to suit your needs), a piecing sequence diagram, and 11 pages that you can print on 8-1/2″ x 11 freezer paper that have the piecing sections all ready to go with 1/4″ seams all around, and a full size line drawing on six pages.  There’s even a little text this time !  Plus cutting instructions for the borders to make a 60″ x 60″ quilt.  The piecing is simple at this large size.  There is a little bit of applique — the headlights and medallion that you sew on  after the project is all assembled.    The color chart suggestions are all in designated Kona Cottons for the colors shown above.. making ordering online a breeze.

Do give it a try. As always,  I’m just an email away if you have questions or need more instructions.  Email:  PaperPiecingHeartland@gmail.com

For the folded freezer paper technique I prefer, review these two posts: preparing freezer paper, and adding fabric.Chet Krause Car contrast strip

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