Sunday, February 21, 2016

Air Show - Project Quilting Season 7 Challenge 4

When you live in "fly over" country a familiar scene is jet streams in the sky.  I always wonder where all those planes are taking people. 
 Well, where I am, they are probably headed to Denver or from Denver to somewhere east.

Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting.
She announces a challenge and you have one week (due by noon TODAY- central time) to create something quilty.
This is the fourth challenge of six for Season 7 of Project Quilting.

The challenge:  Vacation

When the challenge was announced, the first thing that came to mind was,
"Get the Hell out of Dodge!"
I can say that...I live

I even drew and made a quilt block

but it just didn't do it for me.
(I'll make it into a bag and share it later)

The rules:

1. Vacation is the inspiration for this challenge.  Use the way vacation makes you feel or the places you'd go or the transportation to get there.  Anything vacation related that inspires you. 
2.  Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline. Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes. 
3.  Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:
  1. Include patchwork.
  2. Include appliqué.
  3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
4.  Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge
5.  Link up either a blog post or flickr image to the linky  by Sunday, February 21st, 2016, at noon, CDT

Last summer I designed a row for the EQ Seasons row along
 had made a quilt to take with us on vacation.

The quilt is one of my favorites because it was a hoot to make.  
For this I couldn't copy the same thing, but I could be inspired by it 
and a quilt my friend Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt had made with my Summer Fly By row.

I started with a jelly roll of Robert Kaufman Kona fabric in the Sunset pallet and did a bargello technique to join the 4 rows of 2" squares.  Then I used the
  Summer Fly By row paper pieced pattern 
and broke it up into 3 separate rows for this quilt.

I love the way Kona fabric really shows quilting.
I used Aurifil 50 wt to quilt.

Air Show
Project Quilting Season 7, Challenge 4- Vacation
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 40" x 50"
Freemotion quilting by me on my domestic
Techniques:  Paper piecing, bargello, applique

Pattern:  Summer Fly By

You won't believe the incredible quilts that have been created for this challenge.
Vacations really inspire!!!!!!

Vote for your favorite vacation quilts
Air Show is #33
Voting ends Friday February 26, 2016 at 8 pm central time.

All I can do now is hum,
"I'm leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again......"


Carol S. said...

I love, love, love the colors in this quilt! Makes me want to run make another one with your cute row!

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful quilt, great design!

Peggyinno said...

Your quilt is awesome! Love the planes banner! Good luck!

Vickie said...

Cuuuuute !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alycia said...

Ohmy - that is fantastic! I love those planes ;-)

Needled Mom said...

That is incredible! Great job with the challenge.

Teresa said...

I love your quilt! It is so beautiful!
I wanted to vote for you, but could not figure out how to do it.

Teresa said...

Such a wonderful quilt and the colors are fabulous.

Mel said...

This is a gorgeous piece...great inspiration and beautiful color palette!

Kathy said...


Brianna Hilger said...

Would you be interested in selling this quilt?

Carla said...

Hi Brianna. I can't reply to you via e-mail because you are no-reply. This quilt was my first listing in my new Etsy shop. I listed it Sunday and it's still available if you are interested.

Kate said...

Your quilt is stunning. You nailed it, from the design to the colours.

Smiles from

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

I'm a little late for the party... I mean voting but great finish! I so would have voted for yours.

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