Wednesday, 15 May 2013

A Post Pertaining to Paper Pieced Paper Planes. Perplexing? Perhaps.

Don't mind me - I can't resist a little bit of alliteration. There are just too many P's in the title of this quilt to ignore.

So may I present A Paper Pieced Paper Plane Quilt, affectionately known as the plane quilt.


This quilt is all because of my friend Erin. It was her brilliant suggestion to make a paper plane block for Le Challenge. Well I can't let my friends down, so I came up with this block. Here's the EQ7 sketch with the finished block.


Which was all fine and dandy. But a block wasn't enough. It needed to become a quilt. After many sketches, many ideas, and much time quizzing the wombats and my mum and sister on which design they liked best... I went with the above layout with 6 little paper planes happily flying about.


A bit of ouline quilting around the planes... and I even attempted some FMQ to add some squiggly bits behind each plane.

 It makes for a pretty cool looking back I reckon!


And I did a quick and easy binding - using the backing fabric pulled over to the front. Perfect!


 Better still - I can now tick off a finished project, and have only 3 more baby quilts to make. Woohoo!

If you're keen to try your own paper pieced paper plane - it's a free pattern in my Craftsy shop.


 Yep I'm happy with this one. You might say I'm a pleased paper plane paper piecer perhaps.

 Linking up with Le Challenge this month for the theme of Wings.




42 comments:

  1. Love these paper airplanes, so cute!

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  2. I love this! You did a great job creating a paper airplane

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  3. Perfect paper planes pieced perfectly! Hehehe, couldn't resist. Love your paper plane quilt!

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  4. This is so cute! Such a perfect baby quilt :)

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  5. I love the quilting on this one! What a super fun quilt for a young one or a young spirit.

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  6. That's great Kristy! I love the whimsy!

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  7. This is brilliant Kristy. A perfect quilt - I am definitely going to give that aeroplane a go. I have some children at play fabric that I want to make into a quilt for my son for Christmas - and I think an aeroplane should definitely fit in there somewhere!

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  8. This is an adorable quilt with that simple, but perfect, quilting. I also love the background color you chose. --Meli of MunchkinQuilts

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  9. Love it! What a great kid quilt.

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  10. How cute! I may have to make this one for my dad... He loves anything to do with airplanes. :-)

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  11. Paper pieced paper plane proud of you.

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  12. This is just stunning! Love it. Go girl!

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  13. Darling! I can't resist alliteration (and other stylistic devices), either. Blame, I mean praise, the degree in English lit. :)

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  14. Brilliant challenge idea and a really cool block. Love it :)

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  15. perfect paper piecing pattern of paper plane pleases people period! so cute! thanks for another great pattern!!

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  16. This wins hands down for me for the Le Challenge - just brilliant!

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  17. A lovely 3d effect with those paper planes. A great quilt.

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  18. My boys would love this quilt!

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  19. Love it Kristy- one of your best I think!!

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  20. So clever and way cool for a kiddies quilt!

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  21. You are so clever!! Love the fmq following the planes!

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  22. Perfect planes, fabulous fmq'ing, simply stunning!

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  23. Positively pretty paper pieced patchwork, PERFECT!!!
    Esther
    ipatchandquilt

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  24. These paper airplanes are so cute!! So perfect for my two little grandson!

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  25. WOW! This is outstanding! I love the effect you used to create the paper planes.

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  26. It is absolutely stunning!!!
    I love the block and had great fun making mine, just wish I hadn't stopped at one now!!!

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  27. One of the cutest original ideas I've seen for a long time!!

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  28. It is so cute! May have to make one for Baby MiH.. Thanks for sharing on le challenge.

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  29. that Erin is one smart cookie, brilliant idea and excellently executed! It is just so fantastic - the quilting is fab too, off to get the pattern now!!

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  30. Your quilt is amazing - love the little trails behind those cool paper planes!

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  31. Very cute! The quilting looks great on the back--love that you didn't blend the quilting thread to the back.

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  32. I <3 anyone who has an appreciation for alliteration ;). Also, awesome airplane design!

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  33. Just beautiful in its simplicity! Unexpected alliteration always awes!

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  34. that is just fab, you come up with the best ideas!

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  35. This looks great! I have a friend that loves paper airplanes and we just found out they are expecting another child. Once I find out the gender, I might have to make a quilt with these airplanes. Thanks for the pattern.

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  36. Just came across this quilt today and it is so wonderful. Great work!

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  37. I so appreciate that you made the pattern for your airplane available....I've found fabrics that are all school/office themed plus faux Converse sneakers to make my denim and woven cotton School Daze strip quilt and wanted to add random paper airplanes for a fun accent--so THANK YOU so much!

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