Saturday, September 9, 2017

The top is finished!!

 The pink and red scrap top is done!  I guess this would be called a basket weave pattern, but I intended it to be a Rail fence quilt. Oh well...
 Finished to this point makes me smile!!  I hope I corrected all the laying out errors, LOL!
 I found three more heart rocks...I collect these.
Now here is what has been occupying me lately!  I found this little mourning dove in the grass, in the neighborhood, as I was walking to the post office.  It was at risk...lots of cats around, and this baby was not flying.  After watching it for some hours...I made the choice to pick it up and take it home.  After consultation, I took it to the Wild bird sanctuary and rehab place.  This place was magical!  Thousands of birds, from huge pelicans to tiny finches.  This was absolutely the right decision...this birdie would have been killed for sure, and now it has a chance to live. I loved seeing all the birds they have rescued, from eagles to raptors of all kinds, to hundreds of injured and tiny birds of all kinds. They rehab back to the wild.





Julie

15 comments:

Melody A. said...

I love your quilt, the design is refreshing and makes the red and pink pop!! thank you for your sense of caring about a defenseless animal that as you said will now have a chance to live!!! so sweet. mourning doves have the most beautiful voices. I haven't found many heart rocks but the one I do have is very special to me. take care from Iowa

Vic in NH said...

Very pretty basket weave and the pink borders set it off perfectly! You've worked on it very steadily and now the reward is how nice it looks. good job on the dove, too!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love the rocks--I used to collect heart rocks too--
and thanks for saving the life of a bird--
enjoy the moments,di

Tired Teacher said...

Your post is filled with happiness - a finished quilt, lovely heart rocks, and s rescued bird. You made my day!

jude's page said...

Love your basket weave quilt, even though you meant a rail fence, this is much prettier.

Janet O. said...

The value placement in your top does make the basket weave design stand out, but technically it is a rail fence, don't you think?
How fun to collect the heart shaped rocks. Do you know how many you have?
So good of you to find a place for the bird to heal and be returned to the wild. Many people would not have given it a second thought.

Julierose said...

I love your pink and white quilt--no matter what it's called lol!! Nice finish Hugs, Julierose

Beverly Wood said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Simple scrappy quilts are the best. I had not thought about heart shaped rocks. I will certainly keep an eye out for them. Thank you for saving the baby dove. You're the best.

Teresa said...

I would never have thought of making a red and pink quilt, but yours looks fantastic!

Chantal L. said...

Congratulations on the weaved-basket-wanna-be-rail-fence quilt. It is awesome as is your heart for rescuing the dove. Your kind heart shines through all your daily actions. ;^)

Kyle said...

The pink and red woven together is beautiful

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

The rail fence is beautiful!!! It is so cool! and yay for the bird - I love those rescue places, they are amazing

scarlett said...

Great pink quilt!

I also collect heart rocks, the first one happened to be on my anniversary several years ago, I believe it was a sign.

Mary said...

I can't believe others collect heart rocks also. My husband gave me my first one, and since then has added several to it. I love them!
Now the grands are finding them for me. So special!

cityquilter grace said...

i love that basket weave rail fence...a fantastic scrappy quilt indeed...so simple but so stunning!