Thursday, May 3, 2012
Golby, Windorski and Garcia all ready to ship
SO let's look at the Garcia order. It is a Sam backpack and a zip pouch. Amy sent me the new Army uniform to make these bags out of. Isn't the pattern great? I think it looks similar to the Australian uniforms.
CWO Philip Windorski was a Kiowa pilot. Kiowas are little helicopters that act as light attack and reconnaissance. Three other pilots died in the crash that took Philips life as well. Karin and I worked together on this quilt. She wanted 4 large gold stars to represent all four of the pilots (CWO Windorski, CWO Tillery, CWO Todd and CWO Kelley). She wanted pale yellow and white to be used in the quilt (their wedding colors), gold for the stars and Ultramarine blue (that blue is the color assigned to the Aviation Corps) and the green olive from the flight suit. I had a hard time finding the perfect star for this quilt, and when I got going I was afraid I ruined the quilt by making it look too much like Hollywood. But I think in the end it all came together. Karin wanted me to quilt the quilt too look like clouds because Philip was at home up in the sky. I looked at many pictures of clouds and thought Undulatus Asperatus would be very nice done on my long arm.
SPC Christopher Golby) . I have never made a bag from a utility suit before, so I had to tweak my designs some to come up with the bag she wanted using the uniform she sent me.
Have a lovely day and I hope you find time to make something special.