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!











5 comments:

  1. Absolutely Love it Auntie!!

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

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

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  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.

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  5. This one makes me happy, too!

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