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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Race Car Dreams...A Quilt Story

This story started in 1982.
Daddy was a race car driver who loved Ford Blue.
His new little boy, needed a race car too!

So I searched for a pattern 
and look what I found.
A race car was made...that didn't make a sound.

Fast forward many years and a new racer hits the track.
He finds a wife, who's a racer at that.
A burnout reveals, a little girl is due.
It's in the genes as they say...
and your parents are proof.
Your destiny has already been decided, you goof.

So I find the old pattern all tattered and torn...
...and marvel that it looks so sad and forlorn.
But now this bright new pink race car, is ready to go
So you can race with your daddy and steal the show!
Enjoy your new play mat, you sweet little one...
til you get your own race car...just for the fun.

Know that your race car is waiting for you.
If daddy finishes his other race car, too!
He's got a few years til you will be ready...
Just about the time, someone asks you to go steady.
Yet that time will fly by fast, so he better get busy
It'll fly by so fast, it can make a girl dizzy!
Newest burnout is 
Coming soon...
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. How cute! Loved the story Joan. I hope you will get to spend time with your new bundle of joy with all this social distancing, it is hard to have a baby in the family that relatives can't hold and hug and kiss.

  2. So so sweet! I love that you had the pattern and the inspiration for daddy's little girl! Congrats to all!

  3. Sew cute! Cute quilts, cute story ... cute cute cute ... :-) Pat

  4. So sweet! You are sooooo creative!

  5. Absolutely the cutest and I love the story and the quilt Joan!

  6. Love it, Joan!! Such a sweet ode to the little-ist racer on the way!! That's wonderful! You should frame that poem, or add it to the quilt label for her!

    1. Better yet, you could embroider it and frame it for her!

  7. What a beautiful poem / story, Joan! I hope you keep it for her or put it on the quilt!
    Congratulations on your soon-to-be-born granddaughter!
    Happy Quilting! :-)

  8. Aw, so cute! Love the pink car, and what a great story!

  9. Loved reading that. Such fun. And the playmat is a delight. Isn't it amazing what we keep and that we can also find it so many years later!

  10. Goodness, goodness, goodness isn't that just adorable! I am so so excited for you to get this sweet little grand daughter. They are the best!

    Your poetry was so much fun to read as well. You have many talents!

  11. Oh what an adorable little quilt and i loved your poem. You are so talented!!! Off to find that pattern for my newest great nephew. 💗💗💗


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