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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Still trimming

I have about a third of the blocks trimmed.  The fun part of this quilt was the designing time.  I'm having trouble sticking with this trimming but I would like to have this quilt top at my guild program Monday night.  I spent about 3 hours working on the program, figuring out what order the quilts will be shown and what I will say about each of them.

While I was eating breakfast I noticed a bright blue spot on the ground by the bird feeders.  I ran for the camera hoping he was hungry enough to still be there when I got back.  I thought he might be an indigo bunting.

18 comments:

sosarahsew said...

I wish I could there Monday night. I so enjoy seeing your work in person. But, this is the last time to see my son as a senior at awards night - your quilts are always award winners!

Julie Bagamary said...

What is it that is so enticing about tiny strips of fabric that look like a fun project just waiting to create?

Vicki W said...

Oooh, an Indigo Bunting couple - how cool is that! We usually have a pair each year at the feeder but someone hasn't bought food for them in 2 weeks! He saw the IB 2 days ago so he's newly motivated!

I think of trimming as weeding. It needs a good audiobook to get it done.

Gene Black said...

Those trimmings look like they are just waiting to be made into a confetti scarf!

Penny said...

The birdies would love to have your triming pieces to make their nests. Do you ever place some in the garden and watch them disappear during the nest making season? I have never seen an indigo bunting in the north. What a thrill. Thanks for sharing.

dianen said...

That is an indigo bunting. We have been having indigo buntings coming to our feeders here pretty frequently this spring and I love it! They are so pretty and I just love seeing them.

karenfae said...

the blue bird is so pretty - we rarely have any blue ones at our feeder other than the jays.
Trimming blocks is a pain. I made all of my hst's yesterday for Mays BOM Star Crazy and I got them all trimmed.

Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jackie said...

I hope that you get your quilt finished! That is a really hefty goal. Although I think that you will accomplish it and it will be a beauty. I love the bird, I don't think that we have them around here. But I can't be sure.

Eva said...

Amazingbirds you have in the New World! The most colorful bird we have is the bee-eater in the very southeast of Germany, and this is a new resident, due to the climate getting warmer. But an all-blue or all-red bird is something I can only dream of.

Muddling Through said...

I think you're right. It looks like an idigo bunting to me, too. We've seen them a couple of times down here. They are really impressive for color! I don't like trimming either, but it has to be done to move on to the next step, doesn't it? Wish I could be there to see your presentation!

Char said...

I've only seen Indigo Buntings on TV. Wow, what a beautiful shade of blue!

Anonymous said...

Oh do take your pile of trimmings and make into a birds nest. I can just visualize it.

I had to enlarge the birds again after Vicki said they were a pair of indigo buntings. At first I thought a sparrow was socializing with gorgeous blue bird.

That is a very special photo... have you ever had a bunting before ?

J~MT

Sharon said...

Your trimmings looked like a bird's nest in the thumbnail photo that shows on my blog. That would be a perfect nest for your beautiful Indigo Buntings! I've never seen any of them in person...would love to!

Good luck on getting your quilt done in time. I sure wish I could see your presentation in person!

Cathi said...

What a pretty bird -- certainly not like any I've seen around here!
I'd be tempted to put all the trimmings in a pretty crystal bowl or vase for a while. Very pretty!

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

I love your nature pictures. Occasionally we have blue buntings in our yard but they mostly hangout down around the river.
I often hang fabric crumbs out for birds nests in the spring. In the fall we find colorful nest woven with the crumbs and twigs.

HollyM said...

I really don't like to do the trimming, but I do enjoy using those little bits later.

Vivian said...

I also thought of your trimmings as potential exuberant color in your birds' nests. I'm sure they'd love to recycle your trimmings for you.

When our kids were young, I'd do counted cross stitching on long road trips. When I'd change thread on my needle, I'd hold the discarded thread at the open car window and say "One for the birdies." and let it go. Our grown daughters still mention supplying nest-building birds with colorful threads and fabric slivers. Recycling on a very small scale.

Karen said...

Isn't it amazing there is that much excess?? Imagine if you weren't trimming!! I am doing the program at my Guild next Monday. I'm still finishing blocks and quilts for it. And then I have to put them in order and figure out what to say. But I'm excited. Good luck to you.