Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Haulin' Stash: RBD Licensed CAT® Buildin' Crew Fabrics!

Time to Haul Stash!
Kelli Fannin's "Haulin' Stash" quilt pattern, 78" x 80",
featuring CAT® Buildin' Crew fabrics - CATERPILLAR® - Licensed fabrics 
for Riley Blake Designs;
made by Debbie Proctor, quilted by Deonn Stott

The Fabric:  Haulin' Stash Kit.  (Backing and notions are not included.)

Contents:  Pattern and fabric, including binding.

Found the perfect backing.

Selvage edge.  Check out the teensy bulldozers!

The Blocks:  Giant dump trucks.

Make 6 blocks.

Big Flying Geese units, chain pieced.

Make 6 Blocks.

Tip:  With this technique of making Flying Geese units, if you stitch a line approx. 1/2" away from the original stitching line then trim in between, you get Bonus Half Square Triangles!!

Keep reading to find out what happened with those bonus blocks!

Construction & Finish:  Meanwhile, put together the 12 big, giant quilt blocks, add a border and it's ready to quilt!  "Tire Tracks" seemed appropriate.

I know a little kid who is going to love this quilt!  That kid, @Dpro_ductions, my friend Debbie's son, was eight years old when he first drove his Daddy's riding lawnmower to our house and asked if I'd like to hire him to mow our lawn.  He worked hard and did a great job!

And now he's got a little kid of his very own.

Following in his Daddy's footsteps.


Let's dig!

Thumbs up for the Big D8 'Dozer!

Thumbs up for the Excavator!

...and that Bonus Quilt?

Leftover scraps from the flying geese with borders made from the backing remnants and it's essentially a free quilt!  Debbie used some Shades-Citrus from her stash for the backing.  This quilt measures 38" x 50".  

Send an email to request the pattern layout:

Big thumbs up for the little Skid Steer and the Bonus Quilt! 
...and our cute models for this photo shoot!  Also, a big thanks to Lang Crane and Mammoth Machinery for allowing us to come play in their yard!


Ask for this quilt kit and these fabrics at your local quilt shop or check online retailers.  Happy Haulin'!



  1. I'll have to get me some of that fabric!!! Make something in memory of my Dad that worked/retired from Caterpillar. I have some big die cast metal tractors he bought-they're packed away and I need to get them out and put them on a shelf with a small wall hanging behind them. Our local Caterpillar plant just closed it's last department and that's so sad. A lot of people made their family a living there and now it's gone. Now to go find the pattern and some material. Thanks!

  2. This is such a cute quilt and your photos are so sweet!

  3. Need one of these!!!!! Caterpillar fan for many years.

  4. Have you published a pattern for the bonus quilt? I just completed 2 Haulin' Stash quilts for twin boys and would like to make the bonus quilt as well.

    1. My friend Debbie made the extra quilt using pieces from her backing and all the leftover half-square triangles.  She didn't use a pattern, but just went with a design she liked in the HSTs.   I've just laid out her design in my EQ software, but unfortunately, you are a no-reply blogger so I can't email the layout to you. If you come back to see this message, send an email to and I'll send you the layout.

  5. Where can I get the kit? Thanks

    1. Ohiothoughts, you are a noreply blogger, so I can't send you a message directly. If you return to this page, I found a kit available from online sources HERE:
      Good luck!


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