Thursday, July 12, 2012

Next up

Well, I finally put the borders on this baby quilt and tomorrow I will find a backing and get it on the frame. Tonight I will be quilting with the Champagne Quilters. We are using up some of our stash and making lap quilts. We found some pre-printed panels and that's what we are working on at the moment.

 It's funny, but I wasn't all that keen on the quilt before but I really like it now that the borders are on. I went with a paler blue for the outside border. There is this colour in the blocks. The other blue was a tad darker but it just didn't feel quite right.

I love the colour of my geraniums. They are just on the back deck and I can see them whenever I am in the kitchen.

The bluejays were a bit loud early this morning. 

The sun was in the way and that's why these photos are so dull. Click on them so you can see them a bit better. That is a pear in the tree. We didn't get many last year and it looks like there are even fewer this year. The squirrels and raccoons like them and I suppose the birds do too but there really aren't many on this tree. Perhaps it's too old or needs pruning.


  1. Perhaps you could try putting little 'bags' of sheer fabric around the pears (tie them on with twist ties)...that might protect them from the critters.

  2. Darling quilt, Dolores - glad to see someone sewing, lol! I love the color of your geraniums too, they're such a happy flower. Made me smile to see it. We have apple trees here, but we've never had an apple off of them - the squirrels and deer get to them first.

  3. Funny how a border can make the change. Very pretty!
    The lonely pear. Glad blue jays are keepong it company.

  4. The borders are just right for this one! Beautiful flowers. I hope the pear survives!

  5. The quilt is lovely. I like the photo of the jay in a pear tree (could be a slightly warped Christmas card).

  6. you are so talented!!! gorgeous work!!!


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