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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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small Big Propeller 8x8

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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Small Hexagonal Grill 8 x 8

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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small Transition 8 x 8

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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small Riveting 8 x 8

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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small Diagonal Propeller 8x8

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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large Rotary Engine 18 x 24

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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Large Purple Propeller 24 x 18

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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