Exciting news – I finally finished my brothers Christmas present. Only 2 months late. (Which isn’t a record for lateness, by the way.) So I’m feeling kind of proud. As well as totally pleased with how this one turned out.
Last spring at Quilt Market in SLC I saw the preview of Janet Clare’s latest Moda collection, Flight. I’ve always loved Janet’s palette of shades of blue, but seeing the plane motifs on this one, I knew it would be perfect for my brother who is a bit of an aviation geek. (He’s also an amazing photographer – you can see some of his work here. I’m allowed to brag because that’s what big sisters do.)
I had a layer-cake (42 pre-cut 10″ x 10″ squares) and decided to go with this traditional hour-glass design to really play with the fabrics and show-off the prints, but keep the overall design relatively simple. I wanted to make it a little bigger so I supplemented the layer cake with extra yardage as well as a few prints from my stash. (I have a simple PDF pattern for this layout here.)
I love stepping back and seeing from a distance how well they all work together. Those shades of denim-y, indigo-y blues mixed with the creams are both on-trend and timeless – which makes the colors a winner for me. But I also love those subtle pops of red, making the quilt just slightly more interesting. (Thanks Janet for throwing those in your collection!)
The quilting on this one was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting, using one of my favorite all-over quilt designs, Yodel. I love the texture this quilt pattern gives the overall quilt.