This post is part of the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Click on the image at the bottom of this post to see the other participating blogs
Last fall, I had just pulled my new craft room together. I was beginning work on a wonky rainbow squares quilt, just to get back in the swing of things, when a friend announced she was pregnant. She is an electrical engineer who works on small aircraft and was in the middle of getting her private pilots license, so I instantly knew just what the little one needed--a quilt with planes. Flickr lead me to Badskirt's freeform airplane block tutorial and I knew this quilt was meant to be. Nine months later my friend is on the verge of holding both her new daughter and this quilt. The quilt will arrive tomorrow (shhhh ; ) and the babe sometime next month. It's been killing me to keep radio silence on this project, so I will posting my process from initial concept through completion over the next week or two.* For this post, let's focus on the end result.
The front is shown above. (Modeled by my ever patient husband whom I rousted out of bed in the morning to serve as a quilt holder so I could take pictures in the morning light.)
The back is below. (See his bare feet? The poor man was still in his bathrobe. Don't get between this quilter and her photos!)
In my mind this is the perfect baby quilt--gender neutral, bright, cheerful, and cool enough to grow up with. I also snuck in a few color wheel lessons, so it's educational as well! ; ) And there are fuzzy, fleece clouds for the extra cuddly snuggly factor.
*The posts are now up! You can get the full scoop in the following posts:
Binding and Finishing