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Airplane Quilt

Airplane Quilt | JaimeSews

Well this is a finish 8 months in the making! I’ve finally finished the airplane quilt for the newest member of the family on my husband’s side.

Airplane Quilt | JaimeSews

Looking back, I purchased the pattern back on April 11, 2014 and the fabrics at the end of April with the intent to make the quilt for Megan’s shower in May. If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember seeing some pictures of fabric and even the airplane blocks around August.

Airplane Quilt | JaimeSews

When Megan and Brian found out they were having a boy, they chose a really great grey, white, navy and orange airplane themed crib bedding set. I started looking for a quilt pattern but quickly noticed a majority of the airplane quilt patterns were applique. I do not like applique. I was determined to find a pieced airplane quilt pattern so I kept looking and found this one by onebeelane on etsy.

Airplane Quilt | JaimeSews

I had a few problems with the pattern, but I can’t say whether the problem was the pattern or me! There were template pieces for the plane parts but I had never made anything with templates before. I mean, I get the general idea, but it wasn’t a method familiar to me. I did notice, though, that the measurements of the pieces were on the template drawings so I used my rotary cutter and tried to cut them out that way. After chatting with Kitty of One Bee Lane on etsy convo (she was very helpful, by the way), I realized my block ended up being a little smaller than intended. But it was square and I thought it was cute so I just went with it!

Airplane Quilt | JaimeSews

I really loved the method they recommended for making the flying geese. I have to admit, I was not looking forward to making that border, but this method went super quickly and I was done in no time.

Airplane Quilt | JaimeSews

 

I backed it in Minky, as always – a super soft chevron texture from F&M Fabrics. The final measurements are 51″ x 61″, a good grow-with-you size I hope Carter enjoys for many years.

10 thoughts on “Airplane Quilt

  1. Wow! What a beautiful labor of love!
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    1. Thank you Tiffany!

  2. Beautiful quilt, you must be pleased to have finished it:)
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  3. It’s really cute! Love the airplane theme, too, and I’m sure Carter will love it too. Great quilt, Jaime!

  4. I love how this turned out! Did you end up quilting it yourself? That looptyloop is cute!

    1. Thanks Nicci – I took it to Vera 🙂

  5. That sure turned out so very adorable, Jaime! A lot of love went into that for Carter :^))

    1. Thank you Aunt Becky!!

  6. this really is a cute quilt Jamie and I think you did good on it.

    1. Thank you Vera – I’ve had a lot of comments on how perfect the quilting is perfect for the pattern. Thank you again!

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