small yellow propeller 8 x 8

Aviation Quilt: Yellow Propeller

Yellow Propeller 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted This quilt depicts the front end and propeller of a Curtiss Jenny. This is the last quilt I completed for this exhibition. I think it’s one of the most successful, and from feedback I’ve received, it’s one of the most […]

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large Struts 24 x 18

Aviation Quilt: Over and Under

Over and Under 24 x 18 cotton fabric, cotton thread Machine and hand sewn, hand appliqued, and machine quilted This quilt depicts the wooden structure from the wing of the Bleriot XI airplane. I was drawn to the repetitive patterns and graceful lines. I made lines using a method for making bias stems for floral […]

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small single red propeller 8 x 8

Aviation Quilt: Single Red Propeller

Single Red Propeller 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn, machine and hand quilted A hand-marbled piece of fabric was my choice for the highly reflective metal of this Monocoupe propeller. I added lines of hand quilting to indicate the ceiling structures.

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small Balanced 8 x 8

Aviation Quilt: Balanced

Balanced 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, beads Machine sewn and quilted, hand embellished I am really in love with the metal caps on these propellers. I love interpreting the texture with sequins and beads. This quilt is a detail of a propeller believed to have been on a Handly-Page or Martin […]

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small two brown propellers 8 x 8

Aviation Quilt: Two Brown Propellers

Two Brown Propellers 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted Details of two propellers, and the interesting composition formed by background lines. Working in a format as small as 8×8 has a lot of challenges.

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Large Gas Tank 18 x 24

Aviation Quilt: Gas Tank

Gas Tank 18 x 24 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted Detail based on the Wayne Gas Pump, one of the few remaining artifacts of the Croom airfield. It remains in the museum’s collections and is undergoing restoration. As soon as I saw it on display last year, I wanted to […]

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Large Four Propellers 18 x 24

Aviation Quilt: Four Propellers

Four Propellers 18 x 24 Cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted The curves of the propellers are so beautiful played against each other and the curves of the background. The variety of wood grains and reflections are a delight to my eye. Many folks ask me if I print or draw […]

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Large Wing 18 x 24

Aviation Quilt: Wing

Wing 18 x 24 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted This quilt is based on the wing of the Curtiss Jenny. Curved piecing of fabric is always a challenge. The support wires are couched thread. Stay tuned on the blog. I’ll be highlighting one of my aviation quilts each day for […]

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Large Stand 18 x 24

Aviation Quilt: Engine Stand

Engine Stand 18 x 24 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted I was interested in the stand silhouetted by light from the windows, and the patterns on the carpet tiles. It’s a very simple composition but I think it’s very successful. It’s one of my favorites. Gray ombre fabric, and the […]

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small Key Propeller 8x8

Aviation Quilt: Key Propeller

Key Propeller 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, metal buttons Machine sewn and quilted, hand embellished A detail of the propeller on the Air Mail Display. The batik I used for the wood grain is one of my personal favorites. Stay tuned on the blog. I’ll be highlighting one of my aviation […]

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