A Big Boy Bed Quilt An August OMG

Our sweet boy, Dominic, will be three (3!!!) in the first week of September.  Boy how time flies – it seems it was just yesterday he was stealing my heart in the hospital by grasping my finger.  The pattern, I Love Dirt, was picked up in 2018 and the Grunge-ish backing was acquired over time as well.  This big boy bed quilt has been in the works just about since his birth.  The month, all those thoughts will compile into one big boy finished quilt for him!

Big Appliqué of Trucks

This project has landed a few times on the weekly To-Do listings.  Since there is a lot of appliqué involved in each of the 15 blocks, that took about two weeks.  Here, you can see the reverse side of a dump truck (my favorite block) along with one of the many wheels under the needle.

Big Boy Borders

It didn’t take long before we had the quilt top complete with 15 different blocks plus cornerstones and sashing.  We took this photo and then wondered if borders might be needed? 

Boy Boy quilt top

Yes, indeed.  They will finish off the piece quite nicely and add just a bit more to the width and length. 

Big boy borders

A Big Boy Quilt OMG

This month this quilt will be our focus and our August OMG project.  We will add the borders, layer, quilt, and add a binding to complete the big boy bed quilt for our sweet boy.  I will be linking this up on Patty’s Elm Street Quilts linky party that opened on the first.


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19 Responses

  1. Oh be still my heart! I’m sure Dominic will love his big boy quilt as much as I do. Perfect for a little man. 😉

  2. patty says:

    Great blocks. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  3. I was sold by the pattern title alone: I Love Dirt! You’ve already done the hard part with all that applique — looking forward to seeing you finish it up this month!

  4. chrisknits says:

    How adorable!!! He will love it. But you know, you’re going to have to include a real toy truck with it!

  5. Angie says:

    A terrific quilt for one awesome three-year-old boy! I remember when our son was young – he was into every “digger” there was – we even had a film about real-life diggers that he must have watched 100s of times. Well done. A lovely result and one that will be treasured for years to come!

  6. Kathryn says:

    All the best with this finish up, yes I was just thinking today of all the appliqué you’d have had to do on this quilt top. Especially as you enlarged the top. I really look forward to seeing the finish. Hope Dominic loves it.

  7. What a great quilt for your beloved big boy! I love it!

  8. Wow, what an awesome quilt! I bet he takes longer to fall asleep the first couple of nights with it on his bed! However, I bet he’ll head off to bed wihtout a fuss knowing he’s got his ‘wheels’ waiting!

  9. helen says:

    nothing beats a big boy quilt. Our grandson is nearly 3 too , I can’t believe where the time goes

  10. quiltinggail says:

    Hi Roseanne! That’s a LOT of applique!!! And it looks wonderful! Bright and cheerful! It will be a perfect “big boy” quilt! I’m sure that Dominic will love it!!!
    Happy Quilting!

  11. karenfae says:

    such a playful quilt – it is really neat

  12. Rochelle Summers says:

    I’m so happy you chose this darling quilt for your August OMG! Perfect timing for the birthday boy. He will probably be as excited as you are.

  13. Linda says:

    Roseanne, This quilt is beautiful, fun, and one can see all the love that went into each block. What a keepsake this will be. Thanks for sharing the process of the Big Boy quilt.

  14. That is one great quilt for Dominic! It will be fun watching its progress.

  15. Dominic is going to be one happy boy when he sees this quilt! So fun!

  16. Dawn says:

    A wonderful big boy quilt for Dominic! He will love it! ❤️

  17. Vicki in MN says:

    This is a great OMG for you, cheering you onward;)

  18. Roseanne, that is so cute! Dominic will love it!

  19. Laura says:

    This is such a bright and cheery quilt! I love it! I am sure Dominic will, too! 🙂

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