Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Colorado Quilt Flimsy is Complete!

I finished sewing the bird blocks together and finished the Colorado Quilt flimsy.

It's about 78" x 87" or so. I'm really happy the way it turned out.  There are 53 birds, one butterfly, seven flowers and one amazing barn.



I needed one final bird for the Colorado quilt. I wanted a darkish bird, so I looked through my photos until I found just the right one.

I took a picture of this older barn on a day the sky was hazy because of the smoke from a forest fire in Utah.


This is the bird I made based on the dark brown barn.

20 comments:

Megan said...

The barn is absolutely sensational, Lynne.

Fabulous quilt.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Dorothy Finley said...

Can I be a relative ? Just fabulous !!!! Now I really can't wait for retreat to do some birds. Just love it !!

QuiltSwissy said...

I love the birds. Must buy the tutorial........

Ann said...

The barn is gorgeous. Such detail and dimension. Great job. I love the birds and am amazed how well they all fit together. What a wonderful memory quilt of your family. Thanks so much for sharing details of your construction. I've enjoyed following along, especially since I have family on the other side of Cochetopa Pass.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Wow, very impressive. I have enjoyed the whole process and now, the finale!

Mindy said...

WOW!!! That quilt is stunning!!! I've been following your creation of this wonderful quilt and really appreciate hearing your thought process, not to mention the step-by-step process. I've already downloaded your Birds Tutorial and can't wait to try my hand at them! Thank you for sharing!! ~Mindy

Judy in Michigan said...

Enjoyed the entire journey - the barn and every last bird!! Spectacular. Will you identify the birds for your brother and SIL? Can't wait to see it quilted. The colors in the barn are so rich and warm!

Quiltdivajulie said...

One word - FANTASTIC!!

The Selvage Fairy said...

UHM... Flower tutorial please?

Jackie said...

Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous!!! I love, love the barn.

Mari said...

Just lovely! The barn looks like a photograph in the middle of those birds. What's the story with the "double bird" below the blue flower? I must have missed that one. Your brother and sister in law are going to be thrilled with this quilt!

Jackie Kelly said...

Beautiful.

Beverly Wood said...

Wow.

Pat said...

I would also like to know what the story is with the double bird below the blue flower. This is one fabulous quilt. I can't wait to see it when it is in all it's quilted glory.

Kiwiquilter said...

I've never heard a quilt top described as a flimsy, wondering what that means? Fabulous piece.

Jennifer said...

congrats on your spectacular finish! I love how your Colorado quilt is YOUR representation of Colorado- full of your memories. it's a Colorado quilt, because that's what you made it- not a fabric picture of a tourist attraction or postcard. does that even make sense? I think it adds a depth to the quilt- it's full of memories and stories, and meaningful to you and your family.
PS: you really know how to make a quilt flat and square, too! I could sure take a few lessons- that's a technique not often talked about, and rarely taught...

ckrut said...

Absolutely love it. I think I've downloaded your bird pattern. Now I wonder where that is? Love the flowers in there too. Is there a pattern for those? You are so creative!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's fabulous! So much to see!

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Tu-Na Quilts said...

Amazing quilt!!! Those birds are pretty.