Sunday, January 20, 2019

It's a Finish! Birds in the Air


Birds in the Air
71 x 71
Hand quilted with perle #8 and #12

 I started this back in 2014. I had won some hand dyed scraps from Vicki Welsh
 Around that same time I had picked up a copy of McCall's Quilting Vintage Quilts and saw a pattern for this Birds in the Air variation inspired by vintage blue and white quilt. 

 I had a couple of different dark blue Kona fabrics in my stash and thought they would be a great background for those hand dyes 

 I sorted the scraps by color to determine how many scraps I had in each color which then determined the layout and how many blocks of each color I needed.   I finished the top in November 2017. 

I used perle #12 in a variety of different colors to stitch inside the colored triangles. In the dark blue spaces between I used perle #12. In most dark blue spaces I quilted concentric triangles. 


And here's the back. 

It's a weird size but makes a good couch or recliner quilt.
It's usually pretty cold in this drafty old house. 

29 comments:

Julie in GA said...

I love this quilt! The hand-dyed colors shimmer against the dark blue background. Beautiful work!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh I love this! The blue background really is a great setting. Love all the big stitching too!

cityquilter grace said...

oh yes this is a beauty!

Jayne said...

What a beautiful finish! I love the hand dyed fabric paired with the dark blue background.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Wow! Great finish! A labour of love.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great Finish for a long time WIP. Love you hand quilting.
xx, Carol

beth s said...

Beautiful! Love all that hand quilting

Deb A said...

Very pretty!

JCH said...

Very pretty. I love the colors.

Cathy Melancon said...

What a giant undertaking!! You did a beautiful job on the quilting. I love it amd thanks for the up close pics!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like the bright triangles against the dark blue background in this quilt! Fun to see your hand quilting, too.

Nann said...

Oh, those little flocks are flyin' high. Wonderful color combinations!

Linda said...

Stunning! Hand quilting adds that final touch. You will enjoy keeping cosy under this beauty.

Sue SA said...

Beautiful and all the more impressive with hand quilting.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely quilt! And all your hand quilting makes it extra special. Will you keep it for yourself?

The Joyful Quilter said...

Gorgeous finish!! Such a lovely pairing with the hand dyes and dark blue solid. Hmm... I've got some of both! Do I see a NEW project on the horizon?

Quilter Kathy said...

Another gorgeous finish!
I think you must be quilting night and day over there!

---"Love" said...

That is absolutely awesome! ---"Love"

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This one is a favorite of mine. I love a dark background with bright colors. This design is going on my list. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

mangozz said...

I really love this quilt, especially the colors on the dark blue. How long does it take to hand quilt something this size?

Cathy said...

A beautiful and striking quilt. Congrats on another great finish!!

Kathy S. said...

Your hand stitching is beautiful. I love the blue background and bright birds in the air. Wonderful finish!

Pamela Arbour said...

That is just beautiful!

Louise said...

How wonderful to see this quilt completely finished! So gorgeous, clean and classic. I'll bet it's already soft after all that hand quilting. Enjoy it on your lap for years and years, Cathy :)

Ann said...

You are so prolific. Another gorgeous finish. The dark navy background you chose makes the other colors sparkle.

beesquilts said...

This is a gorgeous quilt. Thanks for sharing the picture.

Lori said...

Beautiful quilt. I love to enlarge the picture to see your quilting. Lovely!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This is stunning --- much like the graphic Amish quilts with those glowing colors. BEAUTIFUL!!!

gayle said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Those colors just glow against that dark blue!
And there you go with ANOTHER finish! (C'mon now,'fess up! You've given up sleeping, haven't you?)