Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Le Challenge - Wings

It's time for this month's Le Challenge.  The theme is "wings" and I have to admit that when I heard this, I was really stumped.  I knew that I wanted something graphic and kinda a continuation of last month's "geometric" theme.
 
This mini is inspired by airplane wings and finished at 17 x 15. 


I started by googling "wing shape" and was amazed at how much stuff is out there.  Everything that I saw, I kept thinking - how can I break this down further and make it more basic.  In the end, I tried to mimic the angle of an airplane wing.


 
Putting the top together was the easy part, but settling on a quilting design took days.  I decided to quilt wavy-ish lines while stitching at high speed.  I wanted a feel of air movement over the wings.
 
Please check out the other "wings" inspired creation at Le Challenge. 
 

12 comments:

  1. Clever idea! Love the solids for it!

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  2. What an interesting interpretation! I love this!

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  3. Love love the colours. So fun and very eye-catching. I really like the way you play with colour in your quilts!

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  4. Great interpretation. Love your choice of solids :)

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  5. That is so clever and a gorgeous mini! Thanks for linking up and coming up with a great interpretation of the theme :)

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  6. Lovely idea for a quilt and it's great that you linked the two challenges up.

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  7. This is a fantastic interpretation of the theme! I love that you've taken a very non-literal approach. The end result is gorgeous.

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  8. Love it! A theme 1 and 2 project! Thanks for linking up to le challenge!

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