Flying North!

I was thumbing through Sunday Morning Quilts one day at a local shop and I saw the Up, Up, and Away quilt. I had the idea to recreate a wonky version of this quilt using charms. This is what I came up with:

Flying North Quilt
The background yellow fabric is a 100% cotton woven fabric that I found at Jo Ann’s. It’s so soft, and washes up even softer – perfect for a baby quilt! The prints are all from Promenade by Riley Blake.
Flying North Quilt
I quilted a zig zag pattern using the pieced triangles as a rough guide. I kept the quilting a bit wonky to flow with the piecing style.

Flying North Quilt

I used two charm packs for this quilt. I used several of the prints more than once in the quilt top, because they were my favorites. All of the left over charms went on the back, along with a sprinkling of some yellow squares. I even threw in some squares that I had left over from the quilt top. Some yellow fabric above and below the piecing brought the backing up to size!

Flying North Quilt

For the binding I chose a floral print from the Promenade line. I just love the pale lilac background in that print! (Note to self: snag some from the LQS soon!) On the back I included one of my labels.
Flying North Quilt

I recently sent this quilt off to a college friend for her new baby girl. She didn’t find out the sex of the baby before birth, but I started this quilt with her in mind because I had a feeling she would have a girl! I hope baby Grace is getting lots of use out of it!

Flying North Quilt

Quilt Stats:
Size: Approximately 40″ square, I think (oops, I forgot to measure it before I sent it off!)
Fabric: Promenade by Riley Blake and yellow woven from Jo Ann’s
100% cotton batting
Wonky Zig Zag quilting

Flying North Quilt


11 responses to “Flying North!

  1. I love all of these quilt designs you just come up with on your own! Can't WAIT to see what you do for my wedding quilt!!!!! Btw, I hope you've started because we're only 73 days out now! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. What a perfect baby quilt! I love the golden yellow background. I have such a hard time breaking out of my neutrals rut. I'm sure it will be well loved.

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