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Feb 8, 2010

Freedom

Greetings from Ravelly1!!!!  I've been busily toiling away on a new project. 
I love raptors and the eagle is my favorite.  I have researched its coloring and body language and came up with this little quilt top, which I'll naming "Freedom." The eagle is has a free spirit and is so majestic in flight, I couldn't resist trying to capture that freedom.

I started with a drawing (shown in blk/white) which I dissected into several parts in order to establish the coloring of the eagle's feathers. 
The background is a wonderful gradient fabric which flows from a subtle pale blue to a blueish purple hue. The line is from McKenna Ryan's Silent Inspirations Style by Hoffman California International Fabrics - Screen Prints.  I have several colors of fat quarters and as usual, I'm thinking now.....why didn't I buy more.....LOL

My "wacky" sisters suggested that the log cabin blocks reflect the colors of the eagle and the background.  I went with that suggestion instead of the red/white/blue colors I originally planned.  I'm very glad I did.  The photo doesn't to it justice and the picture was taken on an uneven surface.  I plan to finally border the piece in black.  BTW ...... each log cabin block are 2 1/2 inches square ..... I thought I'd never get finished.....LOL

It is great to have friends to bounce ideas off of.  I appreciate the help.  Thanks to all my blogger friends for your suggestions about my tablerunner "Which Way/What Then?"   I'm thinking a few leaves will look great.

12 comments:

Barb said...

Love it!!!!!

Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! Beautiful! I'm glad you didn't go with red/white/blue log cabins, the colors frame it perfectly and let the eagle show majesticly. Wow!

Heather said...

It looks wonderful!

Kathy said...

BEE-U-TEE-MUS!

JustCindy said...

Beautiful!

Pat said...

Rhonda...that is a true work of art!!! You did a beautiful job and I'm glad you shared that with us. On another topic, the gals in my neighborhood quilting group today were working on their fractured diamond runners and wanted to thank you for the templates. (We will do spider webs another time.)

Gran said...

Love it and your talent!

Fiesta said...

great eagle Rhonda. You come up with the best things to create

Gina said...

Beautiful

Love and hugs Gina xxx

The Calico Cat said...

Awesome!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is an amazing piece...it really draws you in to take a good look. The border blocks are perfect for it!

Yvonne said...

It looks great!! I am really impressed with the final product.
Cheers

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