In January, Alycia posted a photo of this panel, and I commented on how attractive it was. Alycia and I decided to swap panels, and I was amazed at the beauty of these eagles when I opened the package from her.
The panel is large, and I pondered how to feature it in a quilt. Did it need other blocks around it? Should it be off-set on the top? Finally, I decided the panel was too lovely to have other elements create a distraction around it. I allowed it to shine on its own.
Eagle's Flight is #10 in the twelve Quilts of Valor in 2012 challenge. Thank you, Alycia for this awesome panel.
Quilt of Valor
55 x 66 inches
Update: May 26, 2012
Alycia posted this quilt on her blog today. It should be wrapped around a hero soon.
Alycia posted a photo of the person who received Eagle's Flight, and the presentation can be seen below.