Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Retro Rockets Quilt

I had an order for a rocket blanket a couple weeks ago, so I bought extra fabric.  This fabric is so cute!  And I love that it has both girls and boys in space costumes so it can be for either gender.  Anyway, with some of the extra fabric I made this quilt over the past few days.

I just love how it turned out!  The corners all actually met up, which is something I struggle with.  I am no master quilter by any means!!  But each one comes out a little better than the last. 

Ingrid and I went to the fabric store yesterday armed with our 40% off coupons and an idea of getting something to back the quilt.  First thing I saw was chocolate brown minky dot fabric, which they never have in stock!  And it was on sale!  I died.  And then bought two yards of it.  However, I had ideas of a prequilted fabric for the back and was pleased to find a nice chocolate color in that.

So now I just have to send this off to the friend for whom it was intended, which is no easy task.  Even though I know I can whip one of these up for myself any old time I want to, I really love how this one turned out and it's going to be hard to pack it up and ship it away!  How selfish is that???  But I know my friend will love it, and her baby will get lots of use out of it.  And that's what's important, right?


MaryAnne said...

That quilt is darling! I would be tempted to keep it, too.

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Amber! that is amazing. I adore that retro rocket fabric and in a quilt it looks even more special. I love how you just say it so simple as making another! I love the choc brown too! I bought some minky dot last week to back my bandana bibs and it's so lovely!
Bron ox