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« on: September 18, 2012 04:34:19 PM »

After taking almost 6 months to finish my first pacman quilt for my nephew, I have obviously become a master of shortcuts, because this one only took two days Smiley But I cheated, its just applique.... but anyway, I am proud of it Smiley

I wanted to make a baby quilt for my good friend who was having a baby. We are both airplane pilots, and her Husband is in the Army and works as a Chinook Pilot. This is a Chinook.



At first I wanted to do a aeroplane  quilt, but couldn't find any plane motifs of quilt blocks I liked and I was struggling to design one, then as a final attempt I looked up helicopters... and found this quilt online..http://projectmehappy.com/index.php/2012/02/09/quilted-ch-47-chinook-helicopter-baby-blanket/. I instantly thought it was cute! But my family just couldn't see how they looked like helicopters at all.... But I knew my friends would know.

My friend was due on the 10th, and it was already the 8th... but I didn't know the sex of the baby. Sad So when the 10th came around, I was down to Spotlight in a flash. She had a girl Smiley I decided on pink and green. I embroidered a message on the back which looked better in my brain then when I sewed it. My friend always called me Amentie as a nickname, so I became Aunty Amentie. I was careful to embroider it in a place I knew I wouldn't be sewing through later when I was quilting... and this is how it came to be... progress shots, after the wash, and after the iron!











So what do you think? Does it look like a Chinook quilt?


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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012 05:15:19 PM »

I don't know that I see the resemblance but I love the colors and fabrics you used!
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012 05:16:20 PM »

"Does it look like a Chinook quilt?"
YES!
They don't look like copters, but at the same time they totally do...I think this is super cute and really special. Blankies are the best gift because babies won't sprout out of them =0)
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012 05:25:33 PM »

Aww thanks Ladies!

I know my mum gave me a blank stare and said it doesn't really look like much to the untrained eye, haha Thanks mum!

But yes I guess the basic idea is there, too realistic and it would have had machine guns. Not much fun for a baby girl.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012 05:37:55 PM »

Aww thanks Ladies!

I know my mum gave me a blank stare and said it doesn't really look like much to the untrained eye, haha Thanks mum!

But yes I guess the basic idea is there, too realistic and it would have had machine guns. Not much fun for a baby girl.

Excellent point!
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012 07:24:32 PM »

I don't very well see a schnook but I can see the idea of them thanks to the black lines which I assume are the propellers.Had I not noticed that part I was under the impression they were misshaped hearts. Don't get me wrong though, I like it just the same. The story behind it and all is very sweet.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012 07:11:16 AM »

The rotors make it obvious it is a Chinook. What else could it be?  Wink
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Definitely a Chinook quilt! As if someone cartoon-i-fied such an important and amazing piece of equipment! I'm sure your friends will love it Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012 07:59:33 AM »

What a sweet, thoughtful gift!!
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