Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Child's Play - Hot Air Balloon

This one is for my little guy Asher: Child's Play - Hot Air Balloon -

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I featured the fabrics a little while back since they were picked by my 4 year old son. He insisted on having these wonderful hot air balloons in a quilt:

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Kokka Japan Air Travel

Can you see why?  Aren't they adorable??  Doesn't hurt that he is completely fascinated by anything that flies and color things :).

To show off the fabrics I used the same pattern I used for Child's Play Kohana that I made not that long ago.  Same quilting pattern + different fabrics = Total different quilts:

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One for a little girl and the other one for my little boy. Which one do you like more?? I can't decide. :)

For the back of the Hot Air Balloon Quilt I used solids - one from the quilt top and one that mimics the baby blue sky that the hot air balloon remind me of:

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The binding are fabrics is Pimatex Basics Stripe-Pistachio by Robert Kaufman:

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The stripes offsets the circles real well, while the colors matches it perfectly. I'm glad I found this fabric for this quilt.

This quilt is now owned by my son and he is loving it.

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Quilt Information:
Child's Play: Hot Hair Balloon
Front: 100% Cotton Prints and Solids.  Showcase fabric: Kokka Japan Air Travel
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Solid (Amy Butler & Kona Solids)
Completed Dimension: 52" x 63"
Quilting Method: Double Straight line quilting along each seam
Binding: Machine Sew to Front and Hand Sew to Back (Pimatex Basics Stripe-Pistachio by Robert Kaufman)

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I will be sharing this quilt at these wonderful Linking Parties.


-Q

49 comments:

Beth said...

Gorgeous! I'm working on a quilt right now for the first time in a LONG time....and I'm loving it! Nice inspiration you've shown here!

Amanda said...

Looks wonderful, great choice in fabrics

Leslie said...

this is so cute...i love those hot air balloons

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Oh my goodness. That may be the cutest quilt I've ever seen! The fabric is so great!

Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

Jamie said...

That turned out so cute. I love the colors. I'm your newest follower. Be sure to stop by my blog Monday and add your project to the More The Merrier Monday Link Party.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Miranda said...

Gosh, that is the neatest quilt I've seen in a long time. Gorgeous! I haven't made a quilt in years, but this makes me want to start again. I love the prints.

Melissa said...

Wow I love this. I wish I knew how to quilt. This inspires me to learn

Lynn said...

Thanks for the inspiration and sharing! I am working on finishing up a Strawberry Shortcake quilt for my daughter, this is too cute and great inspiration to go outside the box with design! Love it!

Custom Comforts said...

Darling quilt ~ very well done!!!
Cindy

Its Sew For You said...

Gorgeous! It makes me want to make my kids another quilt :)

radn said...

great job! Love the fabrics that you chose.

mindingmomma said...

I love the one with red in it.
Hot Air balloons is so cute!

Sachiko said...

So cute! I love love the quilt!

the cape on the corner said...

that is so cute, and love the colors. and the idea of travel. start them appreciating it young, i say!

Jane said...

Beautiful! I like them both, but the boy/ balloon version is my favorite. So fresh!

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

Oh, this is just lovely!!!! I love the fabrics.

Thanks so much for sharing. I found you through a linky party. My readers would love this. I would love if you came and linked up to TOO Cute Tuesday!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2011/02/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-19.html

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I love this quilt!! The fabrics and colors are so great!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

Your son has great taste!!! I love this...
We are having a linky party if you would like to join... http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-springtime.html

Jessica said...

Hmm I can't decide which one I like better! They are both gorgeous! You did a great job :)

notes of sincerity said...

Absolutely adorable!!! :o)
Sincerely, Trish

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Wow!! I really like the feature fabric and then I love what you put with it. So great. I couldn't decide which one I liked better!

Amy Henderson said...

They are both fantastic!!! Beautiful work!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just darling and looks like something that would cost big bucks in the PB catalog! Thanks so much for linking it up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Meg said...

Love this quilt! That hot air balloon fabric is just fantastic!

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

Saw your quilt on 30 Days, it is gorgeous!!

Nina... said...

Sush a sweet quilt. Love the balloons and the subtle colors. Makes me want to curl up with it and take a nap.

Star Graf Design said...

Love it! I have seen the hot air balloons and didn't know if they were quite boyish enough- I have been proven wrong. I might need to order some soon. Fantastic quilt!

Karen said...

That balloon fabric is fantastic! I love how you used it in the quilt top. That is my favourite. I have a 5 year old boy that loves all things cars. he loves the quilts I have made. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Its a great quilt.

Joselyn said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the colors and fabrics you used. Well done!

Patty D from NC said...

very nice. the hot air balloon fabric is quite fun and i love the blue/green colors.

Dana said...

Beautiful Quilt! I love the fabric and your attention to detail is incredible. What a keepsake!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

i love the color combo. it turned out really great. i usually go for the girly colors biut i love the baloon quilt.

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

This is adorable!! love the pattern. I hope you'll link it up at I Heart Nap Time.

Jenny said...

This is absolutely precious! I love the colors, the print, everything! I wish I was skilled enough to make something like this myself! Well done!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Your quilts are lovely!! Please share your talent with my followers, link to my blog bash K.I.S.S. Also, would love to invite you to link your Etsy shop to The Homespun Slate @ The Tattered Tag, would love to feature you one week. Happy to be a new followers. :)

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

Decorating the Ville said...

This is adorable x 100! This is such an amazing modern take on a quilt, love it! I am here visiting from Dittle Dattle, thanks for sharing!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

They are both beautiful. I love what you did with the fabric.

Sara B. @ {Egg and Twig} and {Mama Thinks Funny} said...

Just stunning. Love the fabric choices and the color scheme. Spotted on Motivate Me Monday and had to stop by for a better look!

Dayna said...

These are just adorable!

Elizabeth said...

I love this quilt. You did such a nice job. I miss quilting! Would love for you to link up to Made With Love. My readers would enjoy this! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Megan said...

adorable. I love that quilt and the colors are so nice!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Lyssa said...

This is just adorable. I can't decide between the two because they are both AWESOME!
I"m your newest follower and would love for you to do the same!
Lyssa
bornagaincrafter.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

What a great quilt! Love the rectangular blocks, the simplistic quilting, and that your little guy picked out the fabric himself.

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Really cute!

Green Door Girl said...

Just gorgeous! I love the fabrics, I wish I was more talented with sewing, etc... I see such beautiful things out there and wish I could make them! :) Thanks for linking up with Saturday Spotlight!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Love your creativity, thanks for linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please link up more of your great ideas tomorrow. :)

Drop by The Tattered Tag

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Amazingly clever! I featured you this week on "Amaze Me Monday". Please hop over and grab the featured button! Thank you for linking up to the party.

Elizabeth said...

I love this quilt. Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love. I'm featuring you on my blog today! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Julie said...

beautiful!

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