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Large Orange Propeller 24 x 18

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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medium Ticker Tape Parade 12 x 16

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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Large Engine on Stand 18 x 24

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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Medium Two Diagonal Propellers 12 x 16

Aviation Quilt: Two Diagonal Propellers

Two Diagonal Propellers 12 x 16 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, fabric paint Machine sewn and quilted You can tell I get really creative with naming these quilts, right? These are Micarta and Sensenich propellers. I limited my palette to black and white fabrics in this value study. I really like the white wood grain […]

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medium metal and wood 12 x 16

Aviation Quilt: Metal and Wood

Metal and Wood 16 x 12 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, fabric paint Machine sewn and quilted This is my attempt at portraying the textures of metal and wood in the medium of fabric. I used the same inspiration photo as Light and Shadow. The smaller format and the metal texture made this one […]

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Large Light and Shadow 18 x 24

Aviation Quilt: Light and Shadow

Light and Shadow 18 x 24 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, fabric paint Machine sewn and quilted This composition explores the lack of distinction between foreground and background. How do you use fabric to illustrate soft, blurry edges, and lost and found lines? There are a few hand painted details, and a really odd […]

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Medium Three Diagonal Propellers 12 x 16

Aviation Quilt: Three Diagonal Propellers

Three Diagonal Propellers 12 x 16 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted This is a detail of the Handly-Page (or Martin bomber), Micarta, and Sensenich propellers. The propellers have a figural quality, especially when grouped together. They really seem to have personalities! This little quilt is a big mix of batiks […]

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Medium Hexagonal Grill 12 x 16

Aviation Quilt: Hexagons

Hexagons 12 x 16 cotton fabric, cotton thread Hand appliqued and hand quilted My design was inspired by a hexagonal grill behind a propeller. I like the interesting shadows cast through the grill onto the substrate. I chose a hand-dyed fabric with interesting random markings to represent the shadows. The background fabric is a commercially […]

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Medium Single Propeller 12 x 16

Aviation Quilt: Single Propeller

Single Propeller 12 x 16 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted This quilt is a detail of an ERCO propeller. I was especially drawn to the pronounced wood grain, made of laminated layers of wood, fabric and adhesives. I chose a Kaffe Fassett large scale print for the wood grain effect. […]

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Medium Precarious 12 x 16

Aviation Quilt: Precarious

Precarious 12 x 16 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread, sequins, beads Machine sewn and quilted, hand embellished I especially liked the multiple shadows from multiple light sources behind these two propeller tips. They seemed to be balancing mid-dance, like a ballet slipper. The larger propeller us made using a Moda Grunge fabric, and the […]

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