Hot Air Balloon Quilt

Posted Thursday, May 1st, 2014 in baby quilt, Quilting | Tags: , ,

I worked on a quilt for our newest grandson for about a month, a little a time. I had to think and rethink how to design a quilt with hot air balloons to go in the room that he shares with his big (2 year old) brother. I found some balloon designs online at EmbroideryDesigns and purchased them. I used thread colors to match the colors in fabric I was using in the border and to match colors in other decorations in the room.

I machine embroidered the blocks, assembled them into a quilt top and quilted it. After the quilting was finished, I thought there was too much empty space on it. I drew some small hot air balloons and hand appliqued them on the quilt. I also drew a larger balloon in three sections and appliqued it on the quilt. Before appliqueing them, I machine stitched outline stitches with black thread to co-ordinate with the embroidered blocks.

I finished the quilt and gave it him when we visited on Easter weekend.

The quilt will hang on the wall above his crib.


Liz says... May 2, 2014 | 9:04 am

Both tour grandson and his quilt are adorable.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow says... May 5, 2014 | 12:09 pm

What a cute quilt and he’s a little sweetie! 🙂

T'onna says... May 5, 2014 | 2:24 pm

Such a lovely quilt! I love your blog layout, too!!

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