"Birds in Flight" variation

Mertlene Perkins1940s

Souls Grown Deep

Souls Grown Deep
Atlanta, United States

Triangles are among the most versatile geometric shapes for quiltmaking, whether they are right-angle, equilateral isosceles, or have irregular angles and sides. Mertlene Perkins’s 1940s “strippy” quilt contains five compound strips of “Birds in Flight” blocks. Changes in the direction of the blocks in the strips keep the eye flying over the surface.


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