This car can be driven in the rain although he probably doesn't take it out of the garage on days when it could get muddy. He enjoys showing the car at local car shows and taking it out for a drive on a nice day.
His VW was my inspiration for this mini quilt I made him for Christmas.
I really wanted the VW applique to pop so I used an extra layer of batting and did some initial quilting to just outline the car.
And from the back
And then carefully trimmed away the excess batting.
Then I made my quilt sandwich. In addition to some thread painting, I made some waving lines as if to suggest it was
My dad loves it!
This mini sure was fun to do. In hindsight, I do wish I put it on a neutral background with some amount of a low scale print on it or maybe even gotten all fancy and made a road scene. When I was creating it, my head kept thinking it would take up more of the space than it actually did. (I sized this to be placemat sized so my dad would have that option.)
I'd never tired this technique with the batting before - it was fun!