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Aviation Quilt: Big Propeller

Big Propeller 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted Detail of black walnut propeller. Why call such a tiny quilt “big propeller?” Because this propeller is the one on the wall on the far right in this photo. I’m six feet tall. That’s a BIG propeller. Stay tuned on […]

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Aviation Quilt: Hexagonal Grill

Hexagonal Grill 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton thread Hand appliqued and hand quilted This quilt is an abstraction of a hexagonal grill behind a propeller. I like the interesting shadows cast through the grill onto the substrate. I used lots of text themed fabrics from my collection of black, white and gray prints. I […]

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Aviation Quilt: Transition

Transition 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, metal brads Machine sewn, hand and machine quilted Detail of Ercoupe wing. I like to experiment with interesting embellishments in my art quilts, and the many varieties of brads on the craft market were fun to explore. The silver brads are made to look like […]

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Aviation Quilt: Riveting

Riveting 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, metal brads Machine sewn, hand and machine quilted Detail of Ercoupe wing. I have used metal brads in many of my art quilts in the past, but none have seemed so perfectly appropriate as these. Many sizes, shapes, and colors of brads are avaialable in […]

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Aviation Quilt: Diagonal Propeller

Diagonal Propeller 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, buttons Machine sewn and quilted, hand embellished Laminated synthetic Micarta propeller. My interpretation uses a colorful Kaffe Fassett fabric that evokes a wood grain, and a colorful batik that gives a sense of movement. Stay tuned on the blog. I’ll be highlighting one of […]

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Aviation Quilt: Rotary Engine

Rotary Engine 18 x 24 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted The light shining from behind the petals of this metal flower caught my eye. Pastel and gray ombre fabrics help give a sense of soft light. I put a checked fabric on the back, and quilted along its lines to […]

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Aviation Quilt: Purple Propeller

Purple Propeller 24 x 18 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, fabric paint Machine sewn and quilted Based on a Curtiss Jenny propeller, this quilt features popular Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  I remade the composition of Orange Propeller, changing only the colors. Stay tuned on the blog. I’ll be highlighting one of my aviation quilts each […]

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Aviation Quilt: Orange Propeller

Orange Propeller 24 x 18 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, fabric paint Machine sewn and quilted Based on a Curtiss Jenny propeller, this quilt features popular Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The nuts and bolts are printed with fabric paint and a toy bolt. Stay tuned on the blog. I’ll be highlighting one of my aviation […]

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Aviation Quilt: Ticker Tape Parade

Ticker Tape Parade 12 x 16 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, brads, buttons, fabric paint Machine sewn and quilted, hand embellished This portrait of three propellers was one of the last ones I made for this exhibit. The unusual pattern in the background fabric I chose put me in mind of Victory Day parades. […]

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Aviation Quilt: Aeromarine Engine

Aeromarine Engine 18 x 24 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted These engines have such personality in my mind. Some of the hardware details are taken from the same African print fabric I used in Two Diagonal Propellers. Stay tuned on the blog. I’ll be highlighting one of my aviation quilts […]

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