In June, for my birthday, Heather Jones came and taught a class for her Fly Away Quilt. We had so much fun, and it was one of the best birthday weekends I have had. I now have this great finish to remember my celebrations, as I have finished the Fly Away quilt.
I wanted to make this quilt with a muted palette (in contrast to the Sunday Best quilt I was working on at the time). I choose to use a Kona Peach and White, and a Carolyn Friedlander Carkai print.
I love how the top turned out with this muted color palette. I think, the Carkai print brings great texture with the print in each of the triangles, bringing lots of interest and things to investigate.
I decided to send the quilt of to Sarah at Crinkle Love for quilting. I wanted a curly design to balance the very geometric design. This is popcorn pattern, looking very cloud or wave-like.
The back is very simple in nature, both prints are from Carolyn Friedlander. Some of my friends, who attended the class gave me a signature block to add to the back as well.
Name: Fly Away Quilt
Design: Heather Jones (originating from a traditional block)
Fabric: Kona White; Kona Peach; The Big One in Gold, Carkai, Carolyn Friedlander
Backing: Crosshatch, & Grid Diamond (Carkai), Carolyn Friedlander
Binding: Carolyn Friedlander, Carkai, Stitches in Parchment
Dimensions: 72″ x 72″
Quilted: Popcorn design by Sarah @ Crinkle Love
I will treasure it, and always remember this event :-). I highly recommend any of Heather’s classes. She is excellent.