Friday, January 19, 2018

A Tale of Birds in the Air - Chapter VII - Another Flimsy

The temperature was above 20 degrees this a.m. so I ventured out to take some photos.  Brrrr....
I've finished the third flimsy  in a series of Birds in the Air  block quilts. 

A Pansy For Your Thoughts
87 x 87

 Getting this to flimsy stage was my January OMG (One Monthly Goal). I can check that one off as completed now! 
I haven't pieced it together yet but I have several pieces large enough for a back I think.  The blue bigger print is wide fabric leftover from making curtains long long ago. 


 Here it is with the other two Birds in the Air quilts which were both very old UFOs until I started down this Tale of Birds in the Air.   Gosh, it would have been a nicer picture if my husband hadn't decided to park the camper in front of the barn after he winterized it but so it goes. 

I still haven't found any backings yet  in my stash for the one with the navy background (Old Birds) and the one with the white background (White Bird) and I'm on "no buy" for awhile trying to make do with what I have this year so it may be awhile before they get quilted. Time will tell. 



24 comments:

Julierose said...

Tale of birds in the air is so pretty--rich colors hugs, Julierose

Rose Marie said...

How delightful to see these different versions! I've made one in autumn colours and blues and bring it out every fall.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really love this latest chapter of your Birds in the Air journey, Cathy! The solid birds with the pansy triangles are a great combination. Thanks for including the photo of all three, too. They are beautiful!

Libby in TN said...

Lovely quilts, all of them. It's fun to see the different settings of the same block.

knitnkwilt said...

I like all three! It always amazes me how color changes a pattern. And I am fascinated by your color/print combinations in the most recent one.

Sue SA said...

Beautiful finish, love the colours and layout. So nice to see the three bird quilts together!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely to see all three quilts together, they are wonderfully different!

Linda said...

Cathy, what a super quilt. Can't believe how much you accomplish and out of scraps! Hope you manage to finish the quilt before too long - " ere long" as my Yorkshire friend would say. As always I love the names you choose for your quilts.

Sally Trude said...

Your latest quilt top is so awesome...such a great combination on solids and large prints.

TakeMeThereTotes said...

Great work! Love them all! That is a lot of HSTs but they come together to make three great quilts.

mangozz said...

Your quilts look beautiful hanging on the clothesline and I didn't even notice the camper until you mentioned it. It's amazing how different they all look coming from the same design. I do like the blue floral backing the best, although they are both equally as nice. It will be interesting to see what you come up with for a quilting design.

gayle said...

They're all gorgeous, but this newest one is my favorite! So gloriously colorful!!

MissPat said...

Amazing how different they look. The pansy one is my favorite.
Pat

Quilting Babcia said...

A beautiful trio! I especially love this new one with the depth of color and shadings. These have (almost) convinced me to add a birds in the air to my list of 'somedays'. Maybe even sooner than someday.

Louise said...

They all look so fab! Tough to choose a favorite, though. Being fond of theme fabrics myself, I'm happy to see Pansy For Your Thoughts finished. I have a bunch of bird themed fabrics. Is there a pansy block I can make out of those?

Ann said...

Clever you. I notice each is laid out differently. They certainly look different between that and the lovely colors you've used. Congratulations on finishing these old tops. Good luck finding a back. Like you, I'm getting backs out of my stash.

Janie said...

Your 'Birds in the Air' quilts are gorgeous. I enjoy the stories that go with them too.
'Pansy for your Thoughts' is super, you've hit your stride.
Warmed up to above 20? Thanks for braving the cold and sharing your photos.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is a lot of birds in the air! Fantastic series!

Pamela Arbour said...

Beautiful. Love your fabric choices.

Kaja said...

Wow! I love how intense this version is, though I like the others as well, and they make a great set on your line.

Vivian said...

First of all love Pansy Bird Tales! Our community garden had Pansies last summer that had come back up from the previous year's planting and they were by far my favorite flower last year! Love all the purples and pansy fabrics you used -- it's a color I am growing to really appreciate used in quilts.

I'm even more excited to see how you interpreted the same block in the two other colorways. The black background one is an unexpected approach and truly striking. Well done on them all and applauding you braving a cold day photo shoot!

lcscottage said...

Love the Birds in the Air quilt! So colorful and fun! Congrats on your OMG finish!

Patty said...

Wonderful quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

desertskyquilts said...

Fabulously colorful, very appealing. Congratulations on finishing!