Monday, May 21, 2012

Airplane Baby Quilt

Nicole and her mom made this quilt.  Nicole's brother is a pilot, and he and his wife are expecting a boy, so they chose this pattern, available here.  They decided to provide their own batting.  I'm not sure what kind of batting it was, but it was a low loft.  They wanted it to still be puffy so we put three layers of batting in this quilt.  It was definitely puffy!  I had to be careful not to quilt it too close together to avoid making it stiff.
 I machine quilted little swags on the wings of the planes.
 I also did little freehand airplanes.  I put two of these in each of the patchwork blocks.
 I put stars and and loops in the border.
 I did meandering loops in the rest of the quilt, around all of the appliqued airplanes and between the quilted airplanes.  I also did the binding for them.
 Here's my three-year old trying to hold up the quilt for a picture.  Her arms are stretched as high as they go!  It didn't work out so well, but I'm glad she was willing to try!  My husband did a much better job.
  They came to pick it up on Saturday and they loved it.  I think it turned out really well!  It was fun to quilt this.  I had seen a picture of the pattern a few weeks ago, so when she showed me the quilt, I was excited to get to quilt this particular pattern.  This is also the first quilt that Nicole and her mom ever made, and they did a very good job!


  1. That is so cute! Nice job on the freehand airplanes. That looks tricky!

  2. The colors are too cute, and I like your free-hand pattern on the airplanes. Nice touch, it'll keep the applique from floating up.

  3. S-o-o-o-o-o cute! and great quilting.

  4. I really like your new banner!


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