This quilt was created following disucssions with Irena Blhum. Following our meeting at a Bus Stop in Paducah in 2009 and subsequent correspondence I was asked to produce a Quilt for her latest book. My breif was to create a quilt which looked as if it was pieced whilst being a wholecloth. I had to conform to the restrictions required for the book which was to Quilt first and add the colour afterwards. Not something I would normally do but here is the result. I worked the pattern out from the centre using a very old paper piecing design called Flying Swallows, adding in Swallows and Swallowtails in the blank spaces and surrounding it with Flying Geese. A curled Feather Quilting pattern was then added to the border with Swallow Tail Butterflies in the corners. Details on the book will follow when I know the release date.
Photographer: Victoria Hillman