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Radio Flyer

by jacquie
(kansas city)

I purchased a small flannel baby blanket at a thrift store. The blanket was cream with deep red radio flyer wagons on it. I have fond memories of our little red radio flyer wagon and that blanket inspired this quilt.


I started choosing fabrics that had that "radio flyer" feeling. It started with the 1800's reproduction red/white striped ticking and ended with the graphic black and white Olivia dots.

The log cabin blocks were pieced improvisationally and are intentionally skewed to give the piece movement, a funky feel and sense of fun. The back of the quilt is a black and cream graphic flannel print and the little radio flyer blanket is pieced into the back.

I love the graphic nature of the quilt and the bold colors. The quilt was given to a good friend of mine. They're a young, fun, modern family with a great sense of style. The best part about this quilt is that they had a girl and named her Olivia without knowing that Olivia dots were in the quilt.

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wow
by: Jenny

Love the colors and way you put the quilt together. It is impressive!

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Love this
by: London Mummy

Really like the modern feel to this quilt and the colour combination really stands out well.

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Radio Flyer
by: Jodi

One of my FAVORITES for sure. It's a striking quilt!

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Awesome work!
by: Peg

I love the bold colors and the movement of the off-kilter shapes. It sure says 'Radio Flyer' to me.

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Great quilt
by: Cami

Great quilt! I love the color combination and the skewed blocks. Very playful and modern.

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Radio Flyer
by: Kieny The Dutchlady

I love the colours and pattern in this quilt. It's very modern, clean looking and bold but the skewed blocks and use of fabric give it a playfull feel!

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Radio Flyer
by: Kieny The Dutchlady

I love the colours and pattern in this quilt. It's very modern, clean looking and bold but the skewed blocks and use of fabric give it a playfull feel!

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Radio Flyer
by: Kieny The Dutchlady

I love the colours and pattern in this quilt. It's very modern, clean looking and bold but the skewed blocks and use of fabric give it a playfull feel!

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Love IT !
by: Donita Porter

This is so fun.

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Great Personality
by: Stephanie

This quilt has such personality. Great color selection and definitely a quilt with it's very own style.

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love the clean, graphic look of this quilt
by: tammy

This quilt is eye-catching! I love the colors, the pattern (see title). V. v. nice!

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love the clean, graphic look of this quilt
by: tammy

This quilt is eye-catching! I love the colors, the pattern (see title). V. v. nice!

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Love it!!!
by: Janis

Beautiful colors, wonderful design. It all comes together and I love this quilt!

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Radio flyer Rocks
by: Nanette

This is such a darling quilt that a mom would love as a fashion accessory for her and baby.

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Fantastic
by: Kris

Jacquie - this is gorgeous - every time I see it I love it! Great job!

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Wonderful!
by: Regi

I love the bright bold colors in this quilt... and the wonky log cabins. Beautiful job!

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Radio Flyer quilt
by: Beth

Beautiful. I love this quilt.

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beautiful!
by: melissa s.

i love the wonky log cabins. one of my favorites!

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Beautiful Quilt
by: Anonymous

I can't say enough about this quilt. I just love it. I am having a new grandbaby in Dec. and would love to have this. Beautiful, just beautiful.

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Deceptive Simplicity
by: magikquilter

I love this quilt and think that babies would love its graphic simplicity. I love the story attached as well. This is what modern quilt design is all about for me....crisp and clean and deceptively simple.

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funky
by: Karyn

I love that, while this is not what you'd consider a "traditional" baby quilt, a baby would most certainly be attracted to the fun, funky, bright colors and patterns. Love it!!

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Gorgeous!
by: Joanna

I LOVE this quilt! It could work for either a girl or boy, or even child or adult! I would use this in a heartbeat!

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Inspired me
by: Anonymous

This quilt and the quilters blog inspired me to get back in to quilting. I am making a similar quilt for me nephew.
An adorable quilt and an inspiration to me!

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gorgeous
by: Anonymous

this is such a lovely fresh quilt, not at all babyish, and yet perfect for a baby!

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Fantastic
by: Anonymous

I just love this quilt...the combination of colours, very striking...

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Awesome
by: jodie

I love this quilt - it is so fresh looking - almost makes me wish I still have babies...but not quite.

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Simply Adorable!
by: Anonymous

Great Job! It's just toooo cute!

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Such a beauty!!
by: Tine

I love this quilt so so so much!

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So cute!
by: BetsyE

Love the colors!

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Black and White and Red all over
by: Anonymous

Red with the black and white is a favorite color combo.

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now THIS is a baby blanket
by: Meagan

This says baby to me. I love that it is bold and geometric, and most especially that it is not in pastels!

Your wonky cabin has just the right amount of "wonk" to be funky but structured at the same time.

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Whimsical!
by: Frecklesquilts

I love the color combination and the pattern.

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Radio Flyer
by: Tina - needles-n-notions.blogspot.com

This is a beauty!

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Gorgeous Quilt!
by: Alice Grace

Love the Radio Flyer! Gorgeous colors, beautiful work!

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Funky
by: www.leeannegilbert.blogspot.com

Very gorgeous!! Love the colours and fabric choices... Good luck!!

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striking quilt
by: Nancy withthreadinhandblogspot

Wonderful non-traditional baby quilt. The black/white and red is striking...and you recycled. What a great look...

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I love this quilt!
by: Sara

This quilt is so cute and brings back so many memories of childhood. The fabrics are great together and the piecing is exceptional! Very talented!

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Visually Stimulating
by: John

This is one SHARP quilt! And since babies see black, white and red first, this would be perfect for a curious baby in need of visual stimulation. Oh yeah, and it's BEAUTIFUL too! Great job.

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Happy!
by: diane spackman

I really really love this quilt. It speaks fun to me, and I can tell that the craftsmanship is excellent!

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LOVE this
by: Anonymous

I love this quilt! I made a similar colored one for my daughter almost 15 years ago! This is so unique.

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Seeing Dots
by: Darcie

Now that is one smart baby quilt...bound to grow with the baby through childhood and beyond! LOVE IT!

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Wow!
by: Anonymous

I love this quilt! The Olivia dots just make it pop.

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love love love
by: kat nicholas

I love this quilt! I would totally wrap my bambino up in this in a heartbeat. I'm certainly not one for traditional or cutesy baby (or any other kind) quilts and this is completely modern and hip without being too over the top. Absolutely perfect.

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LOVE this!
by: Katy

I LOVE this quilt!!!!!!!!!!

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Nice and funky
by: Penny

Very nice work!!!! I love the boldness of those funky dots, you really have a great eye for putting fabrics and design together!

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Love, Love, Love
by: Anonymous

I really love this quilt! Beautiful.

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Stunning!
by: Anonymous

Wowser! This will keep the baby awake. What a great quilt!!

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Radio Flyer
by: Frogdancer

I so love to see baby quilts that aren't pink or blue.
I love it! So funky!

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Wow!
by: Anonymous

So unique and inspiring! I love this quilt.

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awesome
by: artfulife

I love this quilt. If I could I would buy it for my girls room.

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wonderful!
by: Anonymous

this is one of my favorite quilts. so modern and fun!

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A Winner!
by: Anonymous

This is not only adorable, but beautiful. I think that this little quilt will never lose its appeal, no matter how old the recipient grows. Terrific!

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Fantabulous quilt!
by: Anonymous

I love this quilt, the colours, the quilting, the fabrics! Great work!

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Radio Flyer Quilt is Darling
by: Michele C

Love the quilt and the colors!

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This quilt is fantastic!
by: Kate

Great high contrast for newborns! And spectacular wonkiness!

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WOW!
by: trashalou

This is an innovative baby quilt and will appeal to the baby's developing sense of sight. Fabulous choice of colours and patterns.

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Wonderful!
by: Melanie O

Love the quilt - has those great colors and patterns that babies love to look at. Any baby would love it for tummy time!

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Funky!
by: Anonymous

Bright, breezy, modern quilt! Baby should love the shapes and colors.

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great
by: Anonymous

I have always loved this quilt!

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Love these polkadots
by: Anonymous

This would be so sweet in a red and black themed room. I think it'd would also work well for a boy or girl. Very nice!

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love this quilt!
by: Rachel

I love the colors and theme of this quilt! It really has a "radio flyer" feeling!

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Perfect
by: Anonymous

This is adorable! So much better than "traditional" pastels. I want one like this for my bed (queen size please!)!!

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Super cute!
by: BlondieSpeaks

I really love this quilt- the colors pop and the design is a lot of fun. It would be great in a baby's room... totally not traditional baby decor, but fabulous nonetheless.

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