Friday, January 4, 2013

Wings to Fly ... A Happy Scrappy Baby Quilt

A new quilt listed on Etsy ... bright and cheerful with airplanes and parachutes (I voluntarily jumped out of a perfectly good airplane once, but that is a story for another day).

A great quilt for any kid, but maybe especially great
for a kid who has a mom or dad serving in the Military.

I named it Wings to Fly because of the wonderful airplane fabric; but also,
the greatest gift that can be given a child is wings, so they can grow to fly.

"The moment you doubt whether you can fly,
you cease forever to be able to do it." -J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

There are biplanes ...
... and prop planes
... and parachutes

I did the Free Motion quilting in a geometric meander,
with a few loops thrown in for good measure.

The other fabrics are a happy scrappy mix of fabrics with sailboats & sailors, daisies & bumble bees, the three little pigs, cowboy ropes and blue bandannas.

Lots for a little one to look at! 

The quilt back has bands of a bright geometric fabric alternating with a bubbly yellow dots fabric.

A side note ... the quilt is hanging in the paper bark maple tree (acer griseum) which is native to central China.  It is a nice garden tree that doesn't get too big and the continuous peeling of the bark is interesting.  And the squirrels like the the seed pods all summer long.

The binding is a zippy red and blue stripe which is finished by hand.  

Another view of the full quilt.

It's quite a happy quilt.


  1. Very sweet! Nice quilting too -- I've just received a new machine that can be used for quilting so I'll have to give it a try on something small first.

    1. Congrats on the New Machine. This meander is fun to do and I like the way it looks and feels. I love the quilting process ... the quilting brings the quilt 'to life'. Have fun with your new machine and learning to free motion!