Saturday, September 12, 2015

Up in the Atmosphere Quilt

I've just completed a baby quilt for my great nephew, who should be arriving in a few weeks. Very long weeks for his mother! She is decorating the room with an airplane theme so I manage to find this nice fabric with several different realistic airplanes on it. I'm not a big fan of the stylized images so often found in baby fabrics.

Since all of my fabric stash is in storage, I went into a local quilt shop and asked for help. The very helpful staff member showed me several books and helped me pick out all the accent fabrics, and I bought just enough for the quilt, no extra as I usually end up doing. The pattern is "Surf's Up Baby" from the "Big Book of Baby Quilts", available on Amazon.

This monkey print is pretty cute, so I used it for the backing. The quilt is all quilted, washed, and ready to go to the little bundle of joy!

I mentioned above that I went to a local quilt shop. Here in Northern Colorado there are five within about 15 miles, whereas when I lived in South Orange County in California all the local shops closed in the last few years. I can't get over how nice it is to walk into a fully stocked quilt shop that has so much to choose from. Heavenly!


  1. Nice finish! It is really bright and happy. I like those monkeys too!

    I'm glad to hear that quilting is doing so well there. Between the embroidery and the quilts, and the future babysitting I imagine, you will be busy all the time!

  2. It's adorable, Cynthia! Love the theme, too.

  3. How wonderful to have great supplies shops nearby!

  4. That's a very sweet quilt with fabulously cheerful, bright fabrics. What a happy quilt!
    Wishing mama a baby a happy, safe delivery.


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