Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Launch Quilt

The New year has brought on many new projects, as well as a few old ones that need a little finishing touch. My supplies came in to finish the back end of this quilt, and I could not wait to see it done. Something about bright colored fabrics that just motivates me to complete it.

Remember this awesome stack that Lesley sent over. Her fabric line is simply fun and wonderfully weighted. I was very impressed with the weight of the fabric, as well as the vibrant color. It made for a very fun quilt in the end.

This quilt block is called cracker, or cracker box. I intended to write a tutorial for this quilt so that everyone can make one, until I found one already done here. It's a slightly different layout then mine, but wonderfully done.

My measurements were very close to this tutorial. This "Launch" was quiltied in a triangler wonky pattern, trying to keep the effect of space. I tend to not be a symmetrical quilter, I love wonky quilting, so this one was no exception. The back is pieced with Kona and the leftovers from my FQ bundle became the most perfect scrappy binding.

This one is ready for Blastoff...

Thank you Lesley this was some of the most fun fabric I have ever had the joy to work with.

Of course it rained just in time for the big finish, but this quilt is taking off rain or shine!

Fabric Line used
"Launch" By Leslie Grainger for Robert Kaufman
Kona solid in Lime, Tomato, and Ocean
Quilt size 45"x55"
Quilted on a domestic machine in a triangle type design by me.

Launch is available at these shops


  1. It looks awesome!! The layout is perfect for the space-themed fabric. I've had that cracker block bookmarked for quite some time too.

  2. great finish! love the quilting! :)

  3. Oh how fun is that! Love the pattern and the quilting is awesome!

  4. Ooh, looks fab, love the bright colours and that fabric

  5. Very nice. I love the fabrics too!

  6. Congratulation.Beautiful fabrics to a wonderful quilt!

  7. Veru nice. I love the play of colors in it.


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