I love, love, love blog hops! For many reasons, first is the inspiration of seeing what everyone else is making…so fun! Second is the pressure to finish something that I may or may not have tried. Third…well, playing with friends and fabric, of course! I’ve been trying to finish some UFOs along the way and I had one quilt jump to mind when I heard about this hop. And, I appreciate so much all the work that goes into these! Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt is wonderful at pulling all of us together with a great theme!
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for pink and one of my favorite animals is a FLAMINGO! I would love to see these in the wild someday. So far, I’ve seen them in wild animal parks, zoos and, of course, the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. There’s just something so whimsical about them that they always make me smile.
Years ago, I made a little attic windows quilt for a class sample featuring my favorited feathered pink cuties. I was never quite happy with it, though. The wide pink outer border didn’t quite do it for me. It languished on a shelf until I rediscovered it recently. I began fabric auditions and found this one. Hmmm….not quite the same but maybe….
Obviously, the wide pink border had to go. I trimmed it down to a 2 inch border and I carefully cut my strips so that the fabric would all run the right direction and began borders.
Wildlife of another sort provided me with support and supervision.
This turned out to be just what the doctor ordered for this little quilt!
Now my little quilt top looks ready for a wild flamingo party! On a side note, we’ve had super nice weather for a few days and today it rained buckets! I was lucky to get this little break to take my photo. The sky was stunning, though.
Please check out all the other bloggers on the hop! I’m off to an early (for me) bed and possibly a bath. Oh, but I have to tell you, last night I crawled into bed after negotiating my way around Milo (the big guy) and barely got into bed when the crew swarmed me! First Griff who wanted me for his personal heating pad, Jack to curl up next to me under the covers and Winnie who wanted to be petted and sleep on my hips. Talk about a cuddle puddle! Gizmo had his spot at the top of the pillow staked out but it was like being at the center of a feeding frenzy!
Seriously, though, Mr. Griff seems to be feeling his age a bit and his arthritis is getting worse so I gave him a bath the other night. To say he was not amused is a bit of an understatement! I did dig out a favorite soft jacket and added it to the other side of the bed on the pillows so he and Gizmo don’t have to fight anymore, though, which seems to have improved his mood.
There are so many great bloggers to visit! I hope we’ll inspire you to go a little wild with a quilt soon!
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Homespun Hannah’s Blog
Just Sew Quilter
Just Because Quilts
For The Love Of Geese
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Life in the Scrapatch
Sewing Up My Fabric
Ms P Designs USA
Patchouli Moon Studio
Hill Valley Quilter
Stitchin At Home
Sew Many Yarns
Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
Words & Stitches
WebsterquiltThat Fabric Feeling
Just Let Me Quilt
Days Filled With Joy
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Lianne Makes Stuff
Food for Thought