Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Airplane Dreams - Finished!

This is the first of two baby quilts I made for a friend who refuses to find out the gender of her baby. I don't do neutral.
The pattern is "Raspberry Dessert" by Jaybird Quilts, in the May/June 2011 Quiltmaker. Except I thought it was Raspberry Dreams, which really makes no sense. Who dreams about raspberries? ...but that's how the name Airplane Dreams came about.
The center squares are all airplane fabrics - mostly Robert Kaufman.
The blue dots are Moda, the dark blue stripe is something I've had stashed for ten years and replicates itself in my scrap bin, the colored squares - no idea, selvage was gone - and the light blue is a Joann's solid.
The binding is Pop Parade by P&B.
The back is minkee - love it for baby blankets.
The quilting...not as loved. The blue solid had so much possibility, yet I ended up picking out three different attempts. I wish I could free motion quilt, but alas, my OCD-ness has never let me doodle.
A glamour shot?
{Remind me to trade quilting lessons for staging lessons with Lori.}

Measures 48x48"



  1. I love the flamingos!!! The quilt looks fantastic. Are you making the same design in pink or doing something different?

  2. Very cool quilt! It does make it easier when you do know the sex of the baby. EitHer way, she will love this quilt!

  3. haha - love the flamingos...and 'Raspberry Dreams' is a hoot. Seriously though - a lovely finish. congrats!

  4. Congrats on the finish. I like the flamingo shot, too bad you didn't have storks, but I guess those aren't common lawn ornaments.