‘Flight School’ Quilt Finish

The Riley Blake Modern Quilt Guild Challenge is due on July 31st – and I am going to make the deadline because I’m finished!Flight School Quilt

I usually use the back deer fence when I take pictures of the quilts in the morning but I was hoping it was overcast enough today to use the front.  I may retake these later but I think it gives a pretty accurate representation of the colors of this piece.

Flight School Quilt Close UpBarb Rasibeck, Quilts by Barb, did a fun swirly design at a larger scale than she usually does all over this piece.  IMG_1206 I was able to do some large hand-stitches using Aurifil 12 wt. thread (which are on sale at Craftsy right now!).  It was a really fun extra touch I think to this piece.IMG_1208The stark lines of the pieced insects combined with the swirly quilting creates such great movement and texture to this piece.IMG_1212On the larger dragonfly wings I did some big, wonky cross stitches … IMG_1216

Love the dragonflies, bees, and butterfly you see pieced into the quilt top?  All patterns can be found in my craftsy shop!Flight School Quilt

I’m so happy I took on this challenge.  I had a great time using Amana Herring’s fabric combined with some Riley Blake solids.  This is a piece that truly ‘just happened’.  I started making blocks and just listened to what they told me as I put this piece together.  I’ll be honest … at first, I wasn’t the biggest fan of this piece.  But as I let it sink in the more and more I loved it.  When creating the possibilities are truly endless!

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