Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Flight Plan!

Pretty, eh?
It looks so simple to me now, all bundled brightly on the screen, but I actually spent a considerable amount of time in March, choosing the 32 fabrics and cutting one strip from each. I don't have the three yards background fabric required, so I have set this project aside already.
Actually, I almost forgot about it until this morning when I realized it is the perfect project to share with the NewFO Linkup Barbara hosts at Cat Patches!

I selected a pattern to follow that I found in American Patchwork & Quilting (December 2013). It is called Flight Plan, designed by Kimberly Einmo.
Photo borrowed from Robert Kaufman site!

I have toyed around for years with batik fabrics for my Mother-in-Law. She actually bought the first bit of my batik stash while we were out shopping together. Stored away, I have loads of blocks that were intended for a quilt for her, and I figure this is a good time to share old snapshots and introduce one of the many, not-yet-released UFO's in my hangar:

These blocks are made with fabrics she initially chose.


The more blocks I made, the more it just did not feel like the right quilt for Donna. I think I was leaning toward a natural, desert-like tone utilizing all the oranges she was attracted to. But Mom likes lots of brights, and this was getting too dull.
I snapped photos with different layouts,

But none were just right.
I was disappointed when I tried culling the cool blocks,

But I did like playing with those blocks I had pulled,

Someday I will pull all these back out and figure out who and what they are really meant for!

For now, I am so pleased I have decisions made and (almost) ready-to-roll with a Flight Plan for Mom!

7 comments:

  1. You're right darling daughter....I love the brights & Flight Plan is perfect to show them off. Good choice dear one.
    I am so excited!!!

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  2. Flight Plan in the brights is going to be an awesome quilt.

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  3. That roll of strips looks like a great quilt in the making. Have fun.

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  4. Stunning! I remember seeing Flight Plan in the magazine, but the colors you have picked out will really make it fly. Happy Quilting!

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  5. a neutral Background is fun to use with lots of colors. Have fun with making your "Flight Plan".

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  6. Gorgeous fabrics. Those brights are really going to be cute.

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  7. HI!!!! The Bright Flight Plan will be awesome!!!! Love your other creations too!!!! Thank You

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