This is Lorna's Out of the Blue quilt and it is made from the pattern Out of the Blue by Blue Meadow Designs. She made it for a little boy who's father is a pilot. Since it is for a child I like to keep the quilting light so they have a soft quilt to cuddle with.
Edited * This pattern is no longer available as the design company is no longer in business. Please do not email me asking for the pattern as my client sold it to the first blog reader that asked back in 2012*
I did simple wavy lines to add motion in the sky and echoed the clouds to give them a fun cartoon feel.
The border was a bit of a challenge as it was hard to see where I was going when I was quilting, I matched the green thread too well!
I thought since the outer border was green that it needed grass and trees on it and then a little airplanes flying loop-de-loops above the trees. I used a stencil of a tree and repeated that design around the quilt.