I have always loved birds of prey flying free and strong with the air currents. I live near Mission Trails Regional Park and am left breathless seeing these beautiful creatures sailing through the air. When I am in my upstairs studio, I often hear the calls/cries of the Red Tail Hawk and lots of Crows/Ravens (I can't tell which they are) chasing each other! Yesterday, when I got home at 4 pm and pulled in my driveway, I looked at the sky and there was a large bird playing with the currents. There was a smaller bird nearby and I realized that it must be learning to fly from it's parent.
This piece has machine pieced borders, hand appliquéd bird and hand quilted trails. The edges are faced like in garment construction. I find this kind of hand work very relaxing and meditative.