Friday, September 28, 2012

"BIRDS IN THE AIR" COMPLETED

"Birds In The Air" is complete.  I intended it to be done last December but I had a problem attempting to hand quilt it.  I tried a new needle and even that was difficult.  It was not enjoyable so I quit.  I used a batting scrap and I don't know the brand.  I set the quilt aside until I could pull out the hand quilting stitches I did manage to get in and get in the mood to machine quilt it.  You can see that I intended to finish it last year by the date in the corner.  I thought about changing it to 2012 but left it as it was.

The pattern was designed by Lori Smith.  She has so many wonderful patterns to choose from.  And I have several of them in the want to do basket.  Do you have any?

Karen

27 comments:

Sue said...

Congrats on a great finish ! It came out perfect !

audrey said...

Too bad about the batting/quilting problems, but your little quilt turned out great! Love the colors. I don't have any Lori Smith patterns yet, but they are very attractive to me.

Darlene said...

I love it, Karen. Yes, I do have some of Lori Smith's patterns on my 'someday list'. LOL

Janet O. said...

Love this! The quilting looks good. Isn't that frustrating to try and hand quilt through a tough batting?
I do have many Lori Smith patterns, but none of the ones I have are applique, of course. : )

Taryn said...

I have some want to do Lori Smith projects and your post has added one more to that list. The quilt looks great and I am glad you finished it.

cucki said...

Congrats on a sweet finish..
big hugs xxx

Teresa said...

I just love EVERYTHING that Lori Smith has published. This turned out so well! I met her in person at the recent AQS Grand Rapids, MI show, and she is just the nicest, most wonderful person to meet! There's not just one of hers on my Bucket quilt, but SEVERAL! You pieced and appliqued it in 2011...looks accurate to me!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Maureen said...

LOVE it! No, I don't have any Lori Smith patterns, but I've admired them. Well done even if it took longer than expected. Doesn't it always.

Sue said...

Karen, it's beautiful. I'm glad you left the date as that is when you worked on it.

I have too many of her creations in the to-do basket....along with a host of others. I'm still trying to find the time to get in my sewing room.

Julierose said...

I love your little "Birds in the Air"; you did a super job--I have Lori's "Folk Art Applique" but I stopped working on it as I cannot seem to do needleturn (aaargh)--I MAY think of using a mini blanket stitch as I LOVE her patterns--Julierose

Cheryl said...

One of my favorite patterns and your fabric choices have made it real special, especially that yellow green.

sewprimitive karen said...

That is so precious, Karen!!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors you used too!

Rita said...

So cute! Lori Smith is one of my favorite designers..I have quite a few of her patterns and they are easy to follow.

Yvette said...

It's perfect!
I have so many Lori Smith patterns. I think they are all great!

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful finish! Your cottage flowers is also nice.

Scattered Threads said...

It's gorgeous Karen and I think I would have opt to leave the date the same too. Very nice.

Jackie:))

Janet said...

Your quilt is lovely!! I have that book - haven't made anything out of it ...yet... :0)

Miriam said...

Congratulations on your finish. A great little quilt. Love the birds and the saw tooth border.
I don't have any Lori Smith patterns....yet!

Kathie said...

oh Karen I love this quilt , it is just adorable, good for you leaving it as 2011 its when you made it.
Yes I have a few of her patterns, I love her style
thanks for sharing, it made me smile this am
Kathie

Barb said...

What a wonderful little quilt.
I love the date you added. great colors too!

Me and My Stitches said...

What a great quilt and isn't it a great feeling to have a finish? I have never met a Lori Smith pattern that I didn't love!

Loris said...

Heartwarming! The colors are vibrant and perfect for this motif. Great choice for the quilting. Beautiful :-)

Joanne said...

Beautiful!!
I have the Lori Smith Fat Quarter Quilting book that has that pattern in it, and it is on my wish list (I could make every quilt in that book).

Lori said...

I love it!!

Lynn Koeppen said...

This is fabulous. It already looks like an antique. I don't know about Lori Smith patterns. I will have to check them out.

YankeeQuilter said...

Nice finish...I have many of her patterns but have yet to finish one!