Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ready, Set, Go

I love seeing all the fabrics that are available lately for boy quilts! When I saw this Ready Set Go line from Robert Kaufman Fabrics, I couldn't resist purchasing a few pieces.

It was fun to dig through my stash to find some coordinating fabrics. I absolutely love this quilt. The Kaufman fabrics are incredibly soft organic, and the overall bright color appeals to me. I have to admit I like to pick it up and carry it around like a security blanket.

I have some of the fabric left -- I think next time I'll cut the squares a little larger to better show the planes and helicopters.

I pieced a strip of helicopters into the backing fabric. I don't often take the time to piece backings on larger quilts, but it's fun to do on the small ones.

The bright colors cheered me up so much that I had to stop at the flower shop on my way home from work so that I could add some of that color to my kitchen table. So cheerful!

Don't you think they look nice with the quilt?

I finally put together a backing for my May UFO Challenge quilt -- now to get it basted and try to squeeze in lots of quilting hours before June arrives!


  1. Absolutely Love it Auntie!!

  2. The new fabric is too much, and the polka dots make it so fun....love how you put it together.

  3. WOW!!! This is a BEAUTIFUL quilt....absolutely perfect for any little boy!!! ~Jade

  4. Carol, I had this quilt with me at yesterday's track meet. All of the ladies oohed and aahed over it. :) Especially the quilters who knew what went into it. Thank you so much. It Kept baby warm in the cool breeze.

  5. This one makes me happy, too!