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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Put on your Sunglasses

This is the view out my stewdio window. Those poor little finches are all fluffed up and still singing their song for me! Be sure to click on the picture to enlarge it so you can see their pretty red feathers, too.

The weather still isn't cooperating here on the edge of the prairies. Today is our 36th day of below freezing temperatures! An Alberta Clipper came through here last night with wind gusts of 50 mph, and my sewing room was a bit on the chilly side when I started this morning! The sun is out and shining now, though, so it doesn't feel quite so cold. They say that it should be in the 50's by the end of the next week, but we'll see.

I've been busy this last week working on yet another donation quilt. I have two granddaughters who attend a private school, and their annual fundraising auction is March 2. I originally was going to make two small quilts, but Carolyn offered to make one, too, so that left me with only one to do. Isn't that nice?

The I Spy baby quilt (monkey wrench pattern) was actually the brainchild of my partner in crime, eh quilting, Carolyn. The blocks finish at 6", so they're pretty cute! (And these birds look a bit happier than the finches outside my window, too.)



I Spy Quilt 56" square


Carolyn's Child's Quilt (From P.S. I Love You) 59" X 62"

9 comments:

Norma said...

I love your quilt and Carolyn's quilt! I think the I spy fabrics as the centers of the blocks is the cutest idea! Both you and Carolyn have an eye for colour!

dot said...

Both of these quilts are wonderful. They certainly will be loved where ever they end up. The colors are so bright and cheery. What a clever pattern for the eye spy. Wow I counted nine birds singing for you.

The Calico Cat said...

Love that I SPY!

Ms. Jan said...

Love the quilts! What a great contribution to the fund-raiser!

gwen said...

The two quilts are beautiful and for a fund raising for a school just much fun. I love the I spy and Carolyn´s is a good idea to use up scraps!

Elaine Adair said...

OH my -- cheerful quilts, and lovely birds, to help keep the doldrums away. Maybe spring is coming soon to us here in Western Nebraska. Looks like it made it to Kansas!

Thanks for the great quilty photos and ideas.

anne bebbington said...

I love your design for an i spy quilt - simple but very effective!

Dawn said...

I love the picture of the little birds in the tree! And what great quilts you had too! Things have been crazy for me lately, so I'm just checking in quick tonight.

YankeeQuilter said...

I really like your I spy quilt. They are so much fun for kids. I'm sure it will be loved.