Friday, April 10, 2015

Flying Upside Down

This quilt has had it's ups and downs.  I meticulously planned the front, drawing out the design, color coding it, and then executing it according to the plan.  But once the top was finished, it was underwhelming.  So I turned my attention to the back in an attempt to make amends for the front.  I threw the back together based on a vision in my head, and just went for it.  When I was finished, Adrian and I both decided we liked the back better than the front!  So after basting it with the original top on top, I took it apart, added some to the top, flipped it over, and rebasted the quilt.  A lot of my enthusiasm for this quilt went down the drain in that process.  I was also having sewing machine problems.  Eventually, I borrowed my sister's sewing machine and quilted the baby's quilt in a loop de loop design.  I quickly sewed the binding to the front and then hand bound the rest of the binding down.
The name of the quilt comes from converting the back to the top.  We wanted to emphasize the airplanes.  The quilt was finished with 5 days until this little boy's due date.

Flying upside down top:

Flying upside down back:

All the solids are Kona in: Leprechaun, Nightfall, Rich Red, and Daffodil.

Three accent fabrics are from Tim Holtz' Ecclectic Elements collection: Game Pieces in taupe, Top Shop in multi, and Correspondence in taupe.

The vintage cars fabric is Classic Cruisers Rall Cars in Cream.

The focus fabric is called Vintage Planes Blue.