Fly With Me Baby Quilt Kit
9.20.2012

My stash of kid’s quilts expanded once again when I saw Kristin’s fun design and had to sew it up.  I love how the lightning bolts from our adorable Soaked collection frame the quilt, adding some drama to the scene, while the airplanes are safely circling around through the rain clouds. 


Although this kit has several directional prints to pay attention to when cutting and sewing (if that kind of thing is important to you), the quilt really does go together nicely thanks to Kristin’s well written instructions. 
I used fusible applique for the clouds and all the airplane pieces, and finished them with a small zigzag around each piece since this quilt will likely be washed often.  The Applique Pressing Sheet (#80931) was a big help when positioning the wings on the main body of the plane.  To use it, stick your pattern outline underneath, layer your pieces on top using the pattern as a guide, iron them directly to the sheet, gently peel them up as a unit, and then fuse it onto your quilt.  Works like a charm!  I highly recommend it if you do a lot of applique that has overlapping pieces.

When I finished the quilt, I thought it would be fun to use the airplane template to make a little Ribbon/Tag toy to go along with it.

 

I think it came out quite cute.  That got me to thinking how adorable a three-dimensional mobile with airplanes and clouds would be for above a crib…that might have to be my next project.


8 comments

  1. Jenni - September 20, 2012

    Such a nice job Laraine! And I love the little plane with pull tabs! Great idea!!

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  2. B J Elder - September 20, 2012

    Very cute and I love the plane tag/toy that matches!

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  3. Deanna - September 20, 2012

    This is adorable!! I like the way the planes are “flying” around so that there is no up or down to the quilt.

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  4. Carla - September 22, 2012

    Too cute!

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  5. Laraine - September 24, 2012

    Thanks everyone! Deanna, I agree–not having an up or down is nice–especially on a baby quilt.

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  6. Brenda - October 16, 2012

    I’m new to reading your blog and enjoy lnkioog at your quilts very much. My daughter is getting married on Aug. 1 and I want to make her a quilt for a wedding present. I was showing her some of your quilts to get ideas of what she might like and this is the one she picked. I am scared to death because I have never made anything bigger than a baby quilt, but your quilts really inspire me. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Tanya - February 17, 2013

    I love this quilt pattern, I am pregnant with my first son and am looking for a project to do. Where did you get this pattern. Is it a pattern that you sell? I would love to get it and try this out myself.
    Warm regards,
    Tanya

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  8. Laraine - March 6, 2013

    Tanya, I’m so sorry I didn’t get your comment sooner. The pattern download is available for purchase and you can find it on our site by searching for Fly With Me or copy this link :
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Patterns/Fly_with_Me_Pattern_Download__D10316D.HTML

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