Cindy Richard – Flight

Birds fly. Airplanes fly. My son flies.

In the army, my son was a paratrooper. He jumped from a plane a number of times as part of his service. I guess, once he felt the wind blowing through his hair at a great height, he would always want more. So while travelling in South America, he glided through the air above the shores of Brazil. (My son is on the left.) This quilt is for my son. May he always follow his dreams – as long as I don’t know about it until he is back on the ground.

Techniques: Raw-edge applique, free motion quilting, pencil and marker drawing, hand-sewn faced binding.

Materials: Cotton batik fabrics, cotton/ polyester batting, cotton, polyester and rayon threads, fusing material, stabilizer

Detail view:

Original photo:

  1. Great capture of a joy of flying!

  2. Maryte Collard

    Yes, they fly! So much detail in this work that brings the photo to life.

  3. What a flight, and what a joy for him to be able to do so. You did work it out very nice, as usual. Nice design and quilting!

  4. Great design and beautiful workmanship !

  5. Beautiful portrayal of your son and his love of flight The detail in the faces of the men is amazing!.

  6. Great interpretation of your photo, and a very well worked quilt. The details are wonderful and give a real sense of flying. I hope your son loves his quilt.

  7. Great subject which has been well executed.

  8. studiociboulette

    Fantastic way to fly, humans with wings….I love the way you translated it to quilting. beautiful.

  9. This is such a strong piece and Flight in optima forma. Beautiful executed.

  10. You have captured his spirit of flying and translated it beautifully onto your quilt.
    Your son will love this special gift. Well done Cindy!

  11. Perfect reproduction of the photo, that reflects the flying pleasure of your son. Great job well done as usual.

  12. Background, faces, it’s all beautiful done. Bravo!

  13. Their excitement is clear in their faces and you have brought the photo to life.

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