Monday, April 29, 2013

Second Quilt for the Boys' Home!


My friend Sandy pieced this top and I quilted it last night.  I think it turned out really well.
 
 
I had a piece of this men's shirting fabric just the right size for the backing.  Added a dark blue and a mottled green border and brown stripe binding.  DONE is good!
 
There are two more tops I need to get the borders sewn onto, and then I'll see about quilting them.  Moving right along!  It helps to have friends to help you.
 
 
 
Meanwhile, taking a little walk around the yard I see the chicken brigade is hard at work doing what they do best - scratching around!
 
And look who else I spotted amid all the frantic chirping of Mama and Daddy Cardinal.  I would hate to have the job of teaching those little ones to fly.  It must be awfully stressful, especially with all the cats, dogs and chickens around here!
 
Lots pretty to see outside.  The rain we've been getting lately has made a lot of things around here happy!
 
Hope there's plenty of happiness at your place, too!
 
Hugs and kisses,

13 comments:

Melanie said...

Love the boy's quilt... Ready to be loved. Beautiful landscaping...

Exuberant Color said...

I hope the baby cardinal was able to figure out how to get off of the fence. I have mating cardinals right now but I've never seen a baby. Love your flowering photos. There are finally trees and bushes starting to bloom here.

Sheila said...

I love the boys quilt. The guy friendly fabrics in this one is sure to be a hit. Great pictures, too.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That boy's quilt is beautiful ... it will be a blessing and an encouragement to some young boy. Sure hope that baby cardinal was able to escape that fence ... poor thing. I can't wait until things are blooming here!

Annie said...

The garden is always a happy place for me!

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, look at your baby cardinal. He looks like he's hanging on for dear life! Love that tumbler quilt!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love the boys' quilt. I'm glad you got rain. Your flowers are so pretty. Looks like the chickens are having a great time. I love your landscape.

Susie Swanson said...

Great job on the quilt as usual. You have a beautiful yard and you must be a month or so ahead of us..

*karendianne. said...

What a great quilt for the boys home!!! Perfect. Lovely collage. Well done.

Poor little birdie. It's hard being a bird. Survival of the fittest though. ...and btw, amazing shot!!!!! You are a camera goddess!!!!!!!

Karen said...

It's great to be able to work together on completing these quilts. Another wonderful finish.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love that beautiful quilt! Such a sweet baby bird. Yes, I can feel the stress the poor parent birds go through as they watch over their little ones. Are you getting the cold weather that we are having right now? Such strange weather for Texas this time of year.....don't you think?

BJ is Quilting! said...

Scrappy quilts are my favorite! You are an inspiration and your little haven seems so welcoming, relaxing and lovely! (Our spring has finally started!)

Sarah Craig said...

That's a great quilt, Elaine! Love the scrappy look! Whoop whoop!!