A few months ago I started a new Birds in the Air block using my pansy fabrics. Then I felt a little guilty about that because I already had two different Birds in the Air UFOs. So I decided to move both UFOs forward and then reward myself with some new start blocks.
Old Birds (above) is now a top. Or I thought it was. My inspiration came from a quilt in a magazine that was inspired by a vintage quilt. And so this came out at 71 inches square. That's not a very useful size so I'm thinking I'll add a hand-dyed 2 inch border and then a navy 4 inch border - nothing fancy but that will take it up to 83 inches square and although I'm not really fond of square quilts I can live with it and find it more useful than a 71 inch square quilt. Problem is that I don't think I have enough navy fabric but I haven't really looked. I guess I'll need close to a yard.
White Bird is also a top now waiting for borders. This will get a flying geese border.
While my sewing machine was out for repair I cut a lot of pieces for the Flying Geese and now that I have my machine back I sewed up enough of them for the top border.
And I now have four more Birds in the Air from pansy themed fabrics to add to the pile for this third quilt. I don't have a name for it yet but I'm leaning toward something without bird in the title like Thoughts or Remembrance since that is the flower meaning for pansies. Evidently "pansy" comes from the french word "pensee".