Friday, September 15, 2006

Rocket quilt

Last night we went out to dinner with the netball girls, and their families, and afterwards I worked a little more on my applique blocks, so I don't really have anything new to share with you.

Instead, since Cam has been dragging it around the house this morning, I thought I'd share his Rocket Quilt with you. I should keep a diary, I either made this one early last year, or late the year before. I was lucky enough for this quilt to be commissioned into Quilters Companion magazine last year too. Cam just loves it, and it is always either on his bed or being dragged around with him.

The applique on the quilt is fusible rather than needleturn which I prefer. I machine blanket stitched around the pieces with a metallic silver thread which looks really cute. The body of the rocket is made with sparkly silver fabric, and after repeated washes it's somewhat less sparkly than it used to be, and the rest of the quilt has a bit of a sparkle to it!

The main blue fabric in the rest of the quilt has really cute planets and stars on it, it's by KP Kids. I had a lot of fun making this quilt, so it's wonderful that Cameron loves it so much!

10 comments:

quiltpixie said...

Are the diagonal white lines part of the surface design or a light creation?

Finn said...

It's a great quilt Tazzie, I sure can see why Cameron loves it so much...it's fun! Onward to more great quilts!! Hugs, Finn

Melzie said...

That is very good Tazzie! Like it ;) xoxo melzie

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

That quilt is adorable - perfect for a little boy so I'm sure your Cameron loves it. The little men in my life certainly would, too.

Tonya R said...

I love that rocket ship. wheeeeeee

Kathie said...

The rocket is very cute and the pieced pattern adds to the action.

Dawn said...

This is an adorable quilt! I used that rocket fabric with planets on it to make pillow cases for my daughter who wants to be a rocket scientist! She is 20!

Linda_J said...

Its a wonder you could get it away from him long enough to take the picture, LOL.

Is net ball more like soccer or volleyball--I meant to ask you.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

That is a GREAT child's quilt!!! My Little Boy now wants a LONGER quilt because he likes his feet tucked under and all his current quilts are square... I like your idea for a long rectangle piece in the center!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Hedgehog said...

This quilt is so much fun! There is so much sparkle and movement around the center rectangle. What a lucky little boy!

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