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InstructionsThis one was hard to do. I did not know what would go with aeroplanes. I tried several things before I got it right. I had to think air and flying. I hope I got it right. Pinwheels and plain blocks were my choice.
- I learned to do pinwheels as a way of using up the left over pieces while doing the stars in August Block of the month course.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Whimsical, Funky
- All the fabrics used in this quilt wer donated in the carload of stuff given to me by my Lethbridge friends. - I used Blue thread to do the for the free motion quilting. - For the pinwheel blocks I did stitch in the ditch method. - For the painted blocks I did echo free motion quilting as Amy showed us how to do.
What was your inspiration?
- I perused the Lea Day designs trying to choose what I would do in the plain blocks to depict wind and air movement.
- I chose Day 269 - Sea Weed Flower for the top and bottom center plain blocks. I chose Day 266 - Sea Oat Flower and adapted it to be air movement on 4 plain blocks.
- These were placed on either side of the plane blocks.
- I used contrasting thead so the backs in a lighter color it would show nicely to enhance the back.
What are you most proud of?
Putting all the ideas together and makeing something I am proud to give away.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I found the dark turquoise stretch velvet a little hard to work with, but I learned how to handle it by the time I was done. I loved the blue print cotton and on the other side the biege print. I used Blue thread to do the for the free motion quilting.