Flying Free Over the Allure of the Seas was started on a quilt cruise that I took with my best friend Rosalind and my daughter India. The cruise was sponsored by Stitchin Heaven Quilt Shop in Texas. We departed from Galveston, Texas and sailed the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas.
During the cruise, we took quilt classes, and this quilt is the result of a class taught by Sherri Noel. She chose the pattern and the fabric. The pattern which is named “Flying Free” is a happy quilt with big pieces that go together quickly. I love yellow quilts.
Flying Free Over the Allure of the Seas measures 68 X 68 inches. It is machine pieced and quilted with hand sewn binding in a yellow African print. Maxine Moore did the beautiful machine quilting on her long arm machine.
The fabric on the back of the quilt is a bright green and yellow African print. I try to add African fabric to my quilts whenever I can. There is a hanging sleeve on the back for easy display and a label that documents the quilt.
I signed it on the front.
We had a wonderful time on the cruise, and this quilt will always be a happy memory.