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.