MQS quilt – Flora Elena

I posted a while back about a quilt that I was quilting for a friend of mine that we were going to enter in the MQS show. Well, here it is.

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Doris took these phot0s outside so that the quilting will show up on it. Hand dyed fabrics were used in the applique flowers and baskets.

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I couldn’t decide what to do in the sashings until the very last. This ended up being very tedious and time consuming. (Wait, who am I kidding, this whole quilt was time consuming.LOL!!)

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Anyway, we are so excited this morning, after seeing that it received a 3rd place ribbon at MQS!  That makes it worth all the hours that went into the quilting of it.

Have a great day!!!


baby bird

Last night my son was weed eating and he was by a tree, there were 2 robins fluttering around near the ground and just chirping loudly getting rather close to him.  He didn’t know why they were acting that way, and then suddenly, he saw that as he moved the weed eater along,  he barely nicked the side of a baby bird that had fallen out of it’s nest and was on the ground.  He looked and it had a bit of blood near one eye and some by it’s beak.

My son felt so bad, he didn’t know what to do.  He came in the house and told me what happened, so we went out to see if we could find the nest. Sure enough, it was located about 10 feet up in the tree. We got the ladder and he climbed up and put the baby bird back in the nest.

While doing this, the mother robin landed on a branch about 12″ from the nest and just sat chirping excitedly  and watching him. After the baby was placed back in the nest the mother robin seemed happy and content so she went out to find food for her babies. There were 2 other babies in the nest. They all seem to be doing fine now. The birds and my son!

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