Since the weather has warmed up (82 here today) My bird feeder has gotten a lot of activity. This year more variety of birds than in the past. Yesterday There was a very beautiful Indigo Bunting. The quilt above (from the Quilt Index)Is similar to the bird on my feeder. Is this another quilt I need to make?
If only the birds would sit still and pose for me! But here are a few other birds
That Woodpecker photo above is not upside down. I hang the suet feeder that way. I leave the plastic on the suet and put the open side down, this discourages the birds that I don’t want to feed (starlings, cowbirds, english sparrows, grackles) and allows the birds I want (woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice) to eat away. They aren’t afraid to hang upside down.
I could not get the Cardinals, Bluejays or Rose-brested Grosbeaks to pose for me, but I keep trying.
I like to have pictures because one of my hobbies is painting. I love to paint birds. Here are a few watercolor examples.
I don’t think I need to start another bird quilt yet, I do have a vintage top that is on my list to finish.
I don’t know anything about the history of this top, and I have not seen the pattern before. But it looks like today is a day for blue birds.
April 14th update
I found a pattern on eBay for another bird quilt (have not purchased it yet) I love the simple pattern
And Beth Donaldson has a great free bird pattern on her blog here http://bethdonaldson.blogspot.com/p/free-quilt-patterns.html