Monday, October 30, 2017

A Tale of Birds in the Air - Chapter IV - White Birds Must Fly

I've been making weekly goals to move a couple of different UFOs forward. Both of them are Birds in the Air blocks but the quilts will look entirely different. 

This week I got the top of this version assembled. It measures 60 x 60.  But now I need to make some different birds - Flying Geese - for the borders.  They will be white with blue corners. 

Birds in the Air, Flying Geese . Finally I have a name for the quilt. White Bird. Remember the old song White Bird?  It was recorded in 1969 when I was 17 years old by It's a Beautiful Day. 

My goal for next week is to get a few Flying Geese made for the borders. 

I finished all the half Bird in the Air blocks from hand dyed scraps for this other version.  I needed 8 green and...

...3 red/orange.   And now I can finish assembling this top.  Hopefully I'll have that done next week. I have most of the navy blue fabric pieces cut and the center medallion made. 

I'm naming this one Old Birds. It's an old UFO based on an old/vintage quilt made by an old bird. 

And now at this point my reward is that I can now make a few Birds in the Air blocks from my pansy themed fabrics. That's what started all this in case you didn't know. 

The ending hasn't been written yet so not sure how many chapters there will be. 


Libby in TN said...

I always thought the song was "Wild Bird"! But, then, I have a habit of filling in the blanks when I don't understand the words of a song.

Nann said...

Here's what came to mind as I read today's post and then reviewed chapters 1, 2, and 3. (Many versions of the rhyme with different numbers of geese.)

Entry, kentry, cutry, corn,
Apple seed and apple thorn.
Wire, briar, limber lock,
Three geese in a flock.
One flew east,
One flew west,
One flew over the cuckoos nest.

Intry, mintry, cutry corn,
Apple-seed an' apple-thorn,
Wire, brier, limber lock,
Twelve geese all in a white flock;
Some fly east an' some fly west
An' some fly over the cuckoo's nest.

Intery, mintery, cutery corn,
Apple seed and apple thorn;
Wire, brier, limber-lock,
Five geese in a flock,
Sit and sing by a spring,
O-u-t, and in again.

cspoonquilt said...

Both projects look great! I like your discipline! And yes I loved that song and how appropriate because they are White birds! Monday cheers!

Linda said...

Goodness me, how quickly you move, Cathy. The quilts look great.

gayle said...

Swoop! Those birds are moving really fast!
(Now I'm humming 'Una Paloma Blanca', which takes me back...)

Bonnie said...

You are making great progress on all your Birds in the Air. Keep em flying!

Cathy said...

I love how White Bird is coming together! I had to check YouTube for the song - hadn’t heard it before, but it’s rather nice. Always learning from you....

Ann said...

As soon as I read your title I recalled that song. What a great name for one of your Birds in Air. Very smart to keep them moving forward. I do enjoy making quilts but always want to move them out so I can start something new.

Quilter Kathy said...

You are hilarious! Love all your feathered friends blocks/projects!

mangozz said...

I need to start making more realistic goals so that I can accomplish more like you do. Sometimes I have so much lined up that I can't possibly follow through with it all. Your birds look great and I do remember that song.

em's scrapbag said...

Flying geese will make a lovely border for your quilt.