Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cameron's Quilt

Yesterday morning, Cameron asked me if I could make him a quilt today. Knowing that I had picked up an Aeroplane panel from the shop a week or so ago, I knew I'd be able to get a start on one.

I took the kids to the quilt store yesterday to pick up the binding for the Spring Fling quilt, and while I was there I found a 'Map of the World' panel, and it was just slightly larger than the 'Plane' panel I already had. So, the extra panel came home with us, along with the binding and some striped fabric to use for the binding on the panels.

The batting was pieced from some of my offcuts, the project pinned quickly, and I started quilting in the afternoon. I'm such a rebel, I used monofilament on top, and ohhh the horrors, I decided to try it in the bobbin too. There were no problems at all. I can't say that everyone will have the same experience, I'm sure different machines and different brands of thread will have different results, but I'm really happy I gave it a try. I just didn't want to distract from the pictures on either of the panels with thread trails everywhere. (In the picture I've just flipped the left of the quilt over so you can see the map on the other side.)

We went out to an Indian restaurant with friends last night (which was really lovely), so I stopped quilting around half way through - but after we got home I could start again, and finished it up and attached the binding to the front. After breakfast this morning I hand sewed the binding down, and by the time Cam and Marty got home from their flying session, Cameron's Airplane/World Map quilt was all finished. So really, he almost got his quilt in a day ...


Anonymous said...

Wow!! A quilt in a day!!! And you reckon I'm busy :P

Anonymous said...

Love the fabrics, but my you are fast!!

jovaliquilts said...

An adorable airplane panel! Lucky Cameron. :)

I have the map of the world and map of the US (the latter not so useful for you) panels that I put on the backs of my I Spy quilts. It's absolutely perfect for an airplane quilt.

Lady Beekeeper said...

Looks terrific!! Thanks for posting.

Darlene said...

Wonderful quilt for Cameron!

Will it work for me? Will you make a quilt for me today? teehee!


Vicky said...

Darlene beat me to it! I was going to ask if today's quilt could be mine! LOL

I've used mono thread successfully, too. Sometimes it's the only thing that will work on a quilt. The quilt is adorable!

Shelina said...

Your spring fling quilt looks lovely.
I was going to tell you that you shouldn't deliver a quilt in a day, because that sets up expectations that the rest of us who have trouble making one block a day simply can't fulfill. But after reading the others comments, I'm just going to stand quietly and obediently in line, and let you do whatever you want.

Anonymous said...

You have been busy! And such a great quilt! Love the panels and they are such a compliment to each other.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how cute to have the map on the back! I just bought a similar panel of train tracks this week! I hope it gets loved as much as Cameron's airplanes!

Nicole & Phil said...

WOW...what a great panel! I have used the world map ones,and I have a couple of planet ones as well (still to be used).
Can you please let me know where you got this panel from...I think I might just need one! ;)
(if it is spotlight, I can get my mum to look for me!)...hard to get anything like that here!


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