Friday, July 3, 2015

Baby 1-Done

I finally finished off the first of three baby quilts needed for the summer crop of babies.  (None of them mine or my children's, but who can resist the allure of creating a small, colourful quilt!)

There are lots of polka dots and owls, but I think the new mum will like it a lot.

Many intersecting lines of quilting are both simple and effective.

And the backing is a sweet little floral print that was hiding in my stash.

There's lots of action at the bird feeders this time of year with all the babies being brought so that they can learn where the food is.  The twittering and wing fluttering is very cute and I get enormous pleasure watching while I drink my coffee in the morning.

 A pair of blackbirds built their nest in some dead bullrushes at the edge of the pond and I went down every day to see their progress.

Unfortunately, something else was keeping an eye on them too and yesterday they had disappeared.  The parents were still squawking at us and dive bombing, so it must have only just happened.

This handsome frog seemed quite unconcerned at my taking his picture.  He must be used to the attention!

Even this lowly garter snake seemed happy to bask in the sunshine after endless days of cold and rain.


  1. Love your baby quilt! Fabulous colours and the animals are so fun. I may have to give it a whirl.

  2. Baby #1 gets the best quilt of all! Love your nature pics.