Monday, June 11, 2012

Another Summer Sewing Contest Entry

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I know...3 posts in 2 days.  Crazy huh?  But I wanted to get this quilt off my to do list anyway so I thought, why not enter it in the quilt division.  Ever since I made this quilt for baby B, I have promised V I would make a big boy version for him.  I had in mind to use the same fabrics for the airplanes.

 But instead of the stacked coins strip, I wanted just paper airplanes on it.  Love the look.
                         I tried to get them going in all different directions to make it fun.
And I quilted it with an all over loopy design to get the motion look that I was trying for.

                                           A close up of one of the planes.
And the best part?  While at my LQS on another mission, and taking a reluctant V along with me, he picked out this fabric.  I had checked out already and he saw this and said "Grammie, wouldn't this make a perfect blanket?" How could I resist?
 It's Busy Town by Richard Scarry.  It has all the characters and all the charm of his books.
 V loves looking at it.  I couldn't find Lowly Worm, but V found him right off and looked at me like I was nuts for missing it.
It makes the perfect quilt back for a kids quilt.  And he was so excited to get it, I didn't even get to wash it to make it crinkly and soft.  His momma will take care of that for me.
Have a great day.


  1. I have that same project on my table, started...I am also deviating from the pattern a bit but just using the one plane...love your version!

    1. Isn't it just the cutest idea for a quilt? I love the paper airplanes. Let me know when you get yours done. I'd love to see it!


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