Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Flight of Fancy

Thank you Anita!  You have named this quilt.  "Flight of Fancy" it is! 

Here's the flimsy on the front porch railing. I had to get it outside, even if there was a bit of snow on the ground.

In this photo you can see the different WOWs in the quilt, and all the extra pieces I used to put the blocks together. I really like the way the dense, strongly patterned WOWs add an extra punch to the quilt.

I'm also happy to announce I'll be teaching an All Birds class at Quilted Threads on Saturday May 14th. Each student will make at least three birds, one of which will point to the right. We'll talk about the variations that can make a bird unique: the size and shape of the beak, the length of the legs, and the size of the breast. This doesn't even take into account the use of fabrics, which is really the thing that makes the biggest impact.

I've decided that this quilt will be the quilt that lives on the back of my charcoal gray couch in the summer.  Whee!!



So what am I going to do next? A Slashed Squares for my dining room table.

14 comments:

Sawsan Hijazi said...

very nice quilt I love the colors and the way you use the fabric patterns to show the movement of the wings
I also love the two which up side down why ? for more movement?
Why you want to teach the three into one direction I even can hear their talking beside there flying.

Thank you for teaching us good things

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Poppy Q said...

Lynne the quilt is just awesome. We love the placement of all the birds - just perfect. You are so clever.

Liz said...

yay for the class - I will be in touch with QT, and I've convinced a friend to come along !!

Pat said...

Wonderful name for a wonderful quilt.

Margie said...

You are amazing. Love everything you do.

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

It is just wonderful. Now we will anxiously await the icing on the cake and see it quilted.

sharon said...

ooh birds would be fun will have to see if I can get Edela to join me...

Sandi said...

Congrats on the naming and choice where it will live ine your home. It is lovely, looking forward to seeing how it gets quilted..

Belinda said...

Oh My Goodness!
Oh MY GOODNESS!
OH. MY. GOODNESS.

Fabulous Lynne, just simple fetching! I've been away from blogging, being under the weather a bit and I
got so behind on your progress. I came over here this morning to catch up and I found you've finished the top and your flimsy is fun and colorful AND a delight to look at. I really enjoyed seeing how you pieced it all together too.

I'm jealous your students will get to see it up close this summer!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love seeing this beauty outdoors ... it is beyond awesome / fabulous / amazing / and just plain wonderful. LOVE the name, too.

The Selvage Fairy said...

I'll be there!

LynneP said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love this quilt and sure wish I could take a class from you someday!

Nann said...

This block, or one very much like it, was a Block Lotto pattern a couple of years ago. I liked it when and I still do. Your flock is wonderful.