Because this friend is a pretty classy lady and "cutesy" isn't really her thing, I tried for a more sophisticated palette and pattern. I used a free tutorial for a simple-but-visually-stunning layout from Quilt Dad. All the fabric is from my stash, including the backing fabric.
Thanks to some suggestions from followers, I was able to settle on the title Arrows in Flight, suggested by Pauline, as it incorporates both the "arrows" on the front and the planes on the cute backing fabric.
|Front of quilt. All fabrics from my stash. The ones I know are Kona Olive, Kona Cayenne, a Lotta Jansdotter print, an Art Gallery Squared Elements print and an orange Bonnie and Camille Happy-Go-Lucky print|
|This is my favourite print but I'm not sure what fabric it is.|
|The back is Kona Artichoke and Up, Up and Away by Robert Kaufman|
|You can see the free motion crinkling quite well on the back. I used Aurafil White on the front and Aurafil Light Blue on the back.|
|The binding is a Bonnie and Camille print from Happy Go Lucky. It is rainbow but still somewhat subdued (not circus rainbow). This particular print (and I have a few colours) is so perfect for binding. I should stock up before it is gone!|