My friend Jean (sweets4ever on Craftster) just had a baby that I made this quilt for. But that baby has an older brother! I had just started quilting around the time I became a moderator, and the older brother was born just previous to this, so I had never made him a quilt!
I thought it would be fun to make him one too so he wouldn’t be left out. I happened to have a really fun rocket
panel in my stash, along with a remnant I had picked up of this ray gun
The colors seemed to work together, so I pieced this
bright quilt top together by cutting the panel in two, rearranging it
and bulking it out with some strip pieced checkerboard.
For the back I created a simple chevron out of half
square triangles to be a focal point, and used up some of the leftover
strips to create some more checkerboard.
I quilted around the squares in the panel, up and
down the checkerboard, and then I outlined 3 of the rockets in each
panel. All throughout this project I had been trying to figure out some
way of using the blue stripe fabric, but never quite fit it in, but I
realized it would work ok for the binding!
I’m not sure if I’m pleased or embarrassed that all of the fabrics for this came out of my stash!