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.