Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Celebrate #100!

100 circles......I am staying on track....with a little help.

   I borrowed this idea from Liniecat.....A selvedge edge circle.   Since I don't save them, I had to dig through the trash can, but I found a few to stitch together.  They are simply overlapped and stitched to get a section large enough for a circle.  Just fun to include.






  You know temperatures are warmer and Spring is near when the robins are busy pecking in the yard for those yummy worms and such.  I sat on the front porch for a while just enjoying their antics.







 
  Other circles of the week....the one in the left corner I will call my "Mary Jo's circle".   This fabric was part of a mystery quilt I was working on a few years back.   And naturally, the directions were wrong and I needed more of it.  Sir Old Man graciously drove me to Mary Jo's in Gastonia.  It is  a quilter's delight and staple shopping experience here in the Carolinas.   Anyway, we got there, and the fabric was sold out.  But Mary Jo's is known for helping.....they ordered a bolt so I could get the extra yardage.   I only have a small amount left, so I needed to remember that trip!



And for that special circle.......it is number 100!  Not made by me, but by Pat at Amity Quilter.  I saw this cardinal on her blog last week, and  said "I want that block".  Isn't the color beautiful!  She said sure and put it in the mail to me!  
 
   Only a blogger friend will give you the block off her design wall.   The rest of the story is she was in need of some extra blue fabric to finish her husband's quilt, which luckily I could offer in return.  Plus, I claim the cardinal as my sign of hope.  I often hide a cardinal among the foliage in my watercolor quilts, as well as include a cardinal graphic on my labels.
  Happy stitching.


   

9 comments:

  1. I'm really enjoying the stories behind the circles, especially this one with you and Pat sharing. I always think of you when I see cardinals, I even pin them whenever one pops up because I know you'll like it :)

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  2. I love your bird circles. Congratulations on being caught up!

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  3. It didn't seem to take you long to reach your 100th circle! So happy the little cardinal has a robin friend! The robins returned here last week, along with the red-wing blackbirds. This week we have honeybees at all our bird feeders - there's nothing blooming here yet!

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  4. Hi Debbie.....Living in the suburbs of Chicago, and being fortunate enough to have all kinds of birds frequenting our bird feeders every day, we were shocked to see Robins visiting below the feeders, throughout the winter this year. I've never seen that before and, at times, there were 4 or 5 visiting at the same time. I guess they stayed behind this year because of the warmer weather, but there was some bitter cold and snowy weather as well. The weather sure has been crazy, almost like it's a month off schedule, since yesterday it was over 70 and the 10 day forecast shows 60's and 50's, all very unusual for this time in March. Your cardinal is so pretty. They are such beautiful birds, and we have 4 or 5 pair of them eating at the bird feeders out our kitchen window. Enjoy the day!

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  5. What a special circle for your quilt.

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  6. How sweet of Pat to send you the cardinal. It is a lovely circle. Congrats on your 100th!

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  7. A lovely story of the bond between quilters! I'm a fan of bird watching, nothing better than being on the deck with a cup of tea watching all the comings and goings in the trees. Lovely birdie circles.

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  8. I am intrigued by your wonderful circles. The generosity of bloggers sharing what they create is amazing. So rewarding to be able to swap your fabric for her Cardinal circle. Embracing Creative Bliss...

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  9. Impressive that you've reached 100 circles. That's dedication, and what lovely ones you have. There's nobody like a quilter for generosity and kindness. That's part of our nature, I think. The cardinal from Pat will a special part of your group of circles.

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