"Birds in Flight" variation

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1940s
Cotton
76 x 64 inches

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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.

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.