It didn’t take me long to turn the Ready, Set, Fly baby quilt into a finish yesterday morning. Only 3 more hours of work and it was complete (total time spent on the quilt: 6 hours, 30 minutes).
I used 50wt Aurifil 1128 (Light Blue Violet) for the quilting and it blended perfectly with the background Kona Hyacinth. To stitch down the binding I used 50wt Aurifil 1104 (Neon Orange) on the top and 1128 in my bobbin.
For the quilting, my mental prompt was the smokey trail you would see out of stunt planes at an airshow. Swoops and loops and loop-de-loops were the name of the game and before I knew it, the quilting was done!
And how about that orange and white polka dot binding? I love that final detail for the quilt and the way it frames it.
The flannel backing fabric was *just* barely big enough to use without piecing, and it is very soft and cuddly. The binding is super fun and works well here, too, but maybe I’m just biased. 🙂
There’s nowhere more perfect to photograph a baby quilt than on a play structure, especially one with an airplane on it, is there?
The quilt shrink statistics are:
- Quilt Top – 42.5-inches square
- After Quilting and Binding – 41.5-inches square (~2% shrinkage)
- After First Wash – 39-inches square (~8% shrinkage)
I used Quilter’s Dream Dream Orient Batting.