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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Quilt Every Day Challenge


Laura, the Quilting Diva, has posted a challenge, on Quilt Studio blog, for quilters who will work on a quilt project for 10 minutes a day in March and then post the results on April 1. I haven't been working on my quilting regularly lately, so I signed up for the Challenge.

For at least 2 years I've been planning to make a vintage airplane quilt for my son, Carl, a pilot who loves to fly vintage planes. He is also proud of Granny's quilting legacy and was fascinated by one of her quilt blocks that must date back to the time of Lindbergh's flight. I searched and found a similar pattern (Lone Eagle Airplane) on Quilter's Cache and made a one block wallhanging for him, and added his quilt to my goal list for 2008 but haven't gotten beyond printing the paper piecing templates onto tracing paper for the first block. I want the quilt to look like a vintage quilt so am using depression era reproduction fabrics. My project for this challenge will be to work on this quilt 10 minutes a day in March and see how much I get accomplished. Thanks, Laura for this nudge.
Here is my aerospace engineer (almost a rocket scientist) son, Carl, and his fantastic wife Robyn, with his Old BBQ, a vintage puddlejumper Waco biplane, that has an interesting history in the backwoods of Canada (The Waco, not the son).
Eat your heart out, Kat; the sooner this quilt is done the sooner I can start on your (unknown pattern) quilt.

4 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Great project! And for such a fine fellow...those pilots just love to be in the sky, don't they? They get bitten by the bug hard.

Barbara C said...

I've always like this pattern. I hope you enjoy your 10 minutes a day working on it. I like the little pinwheels in the corners.

Scrapmaker said...

Love this pattern, and it will make a perfect quilt for your pilot. I'm happy to see you back posting, and well enough to be quilting. Jen

Screen Door said...

Cool Plane -- I keep threeatening to make an airplane quilt for the hangar...