Made with scraps from last Christmas’
Rocket Men project
… an improvisational, Space-themed quilt for my nephew (who never got his own Baby quilt when he joined our family in 2008, so he gets a fun toddler quilt!)
I fussy cut scraps from the Prints Charming fabrics I used to make the rockets, and framed that out in various shades of blue… Then free-handed a rocket ship which I machine appliqued (raw-edge) after fusing on. The stars and the moon are also scraps from the Prints Charming line.
I tried a new free-motion quilting technique, trying to get a cloud, or atmospheric look behind the spaceship. What do you think?
This is what I put on the back, from the 2009 In the Beginning “Rocket Scientist” line:
I could not have asked for a better reaction…
That’s my sister, and baby Jonah immediately “cuddling in”! He did pause to pose with his gift, just like a champ, though!
The color roll his big brother received was a big hit as well…
He moved to his table right away to “get to work”!
See? This is why I love to make gifts!