Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt
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Ready, Set, Fly {Finished!}

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).

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt

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.

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt

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!

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt - Binding

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt – Binding

And how about that orange and white polka dot binding? I love that final detail for the quilt and the way it frames it.

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt - Flannel Backing

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt – Flannel Backing

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. 🙂

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt

Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt

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.

Linking up with Finish It Friday and TGIFF.

31 thoughts on “Ready, Set, Fly {Finished!}

  1. Wow, a bit like ” I came’ I saw, I conquered” and all done so fast. Loopy quilting, what a wonderful finish, and the binding, a lovely dash of brightness.

  2. Jane says:

    This is fabulous, you are soooo clever! Wish I could quilt like that!

  3. Michele T says:

    Wow!!! You are fast!!! The quilt is awesome and I love your choice for the binding… perfect!!!

  4. Great finish – the binding is perfect

  5. Rike says:

    Wow! So beautiful and a really fast done project! The little boy will love his first quilt.
    Greetings from Germany, Rike

  6. Swoops, loops, and loop-de-loops were the perfect quilt pattern for this. And I squealed out loud when I saw that polka dot border. I knew it was going to look great on this.

  7. aquilterstable says:

    This turned out darling and I love that Hyacinth as a background. Perfect quilting too!

  8. I love your quilting, and the binding fabric is a perfect finish!

  9. Jasmine says:

    Got to love a fast finish, and this is adorable. The swoops and loops were perfect. Plus the orange binding is a great touch.

  10. Barbara Lasky says:

    The loopy quilting is perfect with the airplane theme. This is an adorable quilt.

  11. Beautiful finish. You are like a jet plane, lol, fast!!!! Love the orange binding.

  12. Ha! Ha! That is awesome you found a plane to hang this by! LOVE that polka dot binding. I know I already commented about this quilt once, but I just love everything about it. And the fast finish time. Wow!

  13. Anne Hayward says:

    Stunning the polkadot binding looks gorgeous and the swirly quilting is just perfect a very lucky baby who gets to use this quilt xxx

  14. I love it! That’s one lucky baby! 🙂

  15. Emily says:

    It’s such a fun looking quilt! And that airplane on the play structure is just too perfect!

  16. Lisa says:

    It turned out beautifully. I love the orange binding.

  17. You are the fastest quilter I know! The design is so fun. I love that it doesn’t scream ‘baby’, yet it’s perfect for a little guy. And yes, that polka dot binding is fabulous!

  18. This is so beautiful and Wow! all in less than 7 hours??? Very impressive, I wish I could be that fast 🙁 I love everything about the quilt and that binding is just perfect

  19. Miriam says:

    Picture perfect! The quilting sets off the angular design, and the flannel backing will be nice and cuddly. Again… at warp speed! I heard a sonic boom from here!

  20. Jodie says:

    Ooh so cute! Love that Kona color, and the binding too!

  21. Helen says:

    Fantastic quilt but then I would say that when I saw the binding . Lucky lucky little boy

  22. Sarah Goer says:

    I love your choice of quilting on this one. Reminds me of a stunt plane in the the air. 😉

  23. love the effect – they really look like they’re flying. I’d love it you’d link to the Finished or Not Friday linky party at Busy Hands Quilts!

  24. Carie says:

    Oh that is just gorgeous! I love the pop of orange, especially on the binding – and full marks for finding a playpark with a plane to act as quilt holder, that’s a fabulous photo!

  25. Izzy says:

    This is such a fun baby quilt! I love the colour of the background and your quilting is just perfect!

  26. Cheryl says:

    Very cute! I really like how you combined single and double looks in the quilting. The background color and binding are perfect!

  27. Sue says:

    This is a lovely little quilt. I love that it was so fast to finish – that’s my kind of quilt!

  28. maria says:

    do you have a pattern for this quilt ? I really like it.

  29. Lisa says:

    Clever, cute and comfy. Love the
    Colors too!!!

  30. I really like this quilting. You did a great job on the quilting.

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