AHQ: Takeoff

It’s done, and on its way to the Leading Aircraftwoman.

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I hope it keeps her warm and comfortable on cold nights, and is a reminder that not everything is a regulation shade of grey.

I won’t be taking another one on till after I’m back at the end of November, but hopefully by then I’ll be raring to go again.

Front: One jelly roll of Moda Scrumptious
Back: generic white on cream print wideback from Spotlight
Binding: Seaweed and Submarines by Tula Pink in Orange

More soon.

23 thoughts on “AHQ: Takeoff

  1. Elizabeth says:

    You are amazing! I swear we just saw your fabric being pieced together – wasn’t that like yesterday? Haha! Very nice!

    • katechiconi says:

      OK, I admit I work fast, but this has to be one of the quickest ways of making a quilt! All you do is stitch the jelly roll strips together, and then slice through and rejoin. Glad you like it.

  2. Absolutely stunning 🙂

  3. tialys says:

    Moda got that design name right – it really is scrumptious. She’s going to be soooo pleased.

  4. It gorgeous. I hope you get another photo of a happy recipient. How do they choose who gets the quilts?

    • katechiconi says:

      AHQ gets a list of requests from the chaplain of the ship/division/squadron, just names, favourite colours and interests. This list goes out every Monday, and you get to pick which one to do – some are very popular and you have to respond quickly. I struck it lucky and got a young lady who left the colours up to the maker. Once the quilt’s made, you mail it off in a 2kg mailing box to the AFPO and they get it some time later. We don’t count on getting photos or even thank yous, because the recipients are on active duty and have other things to think about, but it’s always a bonus when we do. We put in a letter with the quilt, saying who we are and thanking them for their service. Mostly there’s a bit of space left in the box and we put in some sweeties or cuppa soups or something to make life interesting.

  5. Kirsten says:

    Love the fact that the fabric for the binding is called Seaweed and Submarines . . . I’m sure it was accidental . . .

  6. Popped over here to find out more about you after reading your comments on celi’s blog and what do I find – you’re a quilter! I am just making my 2nd quilt (but my first “serious” one) and am loving it but looking for hints and tips everywhere. This is a stunning quilt and I’m off to see what else you’ve done. Fingers crossed for all the other stuff – going through something similar with my Big Man right now.

  7. […] a pattern and is being made by hand. Time for a big thank you to a new blogging pal, Kate over at talltalesfromchiconia, who has an amazing blog full of beautiful projects and a lot of quilts! She has been giving me, a […]

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