October 23, 2016
The painted bunting was this month’s bird. He’s very colorful. I managed to leave my project box at home so couldn’t display my block. He’ll show up next month.
A cartoon-ish purple martin was the next block. Kay substituted a woodpecker and totally changed the rest of the block to support him.
With this post, I’m caught up on the grad school blocks. I’ll try not to let the next one’s slide.
This month we also decided what next year’s project will be. I’m really excited about it. That’s all I’m going to say about it until January.
October 21, 2016
The August block was the raven, substituting for the yellow-headed crow.
Kay’s raven is sitting, reading a book on Edgar Allan Poe’s tombstone with the rose and cognac left by the Poe Toaster.
The presentation block for September was the nuthatch.
October 20, 2016
The bird for this month was the Scarlet Tanager.
I like the ones where they have the female and male pointing in different directions. I wish we’d thought of doing it that way.
Patty and Sue had the yellow-headed crow block but decided to substitute the raven, because this is Baltimore. Patty tucked a football under her raven’s wing. Sue’s doing a tree and her raven is sitting on the fence to the left of the trunk.
October 19, 2016
Our bird for June was the Blue Jay.
My team presented the Scarlet Tanager. I found the bird’s plumage coloring fascinating. The females are olive green and yellow. The breeding season males are scarlet with black wings and tail. The juvenile and non-breeding season males are the same color as the females. Who knew?
We decided to add the female to our block. Linda made the pattern and Barbara L and I presented the block since Linda was out of town on family business. I think my block is the one on the right.
October 18, 2016
The Mountain Bluebird block was the assignment for May. Blocks for past months that weren’t done on time are also displayed.
The Blue Jay was presented as the next block.
October 17, 2016
Our block to make for April was the Robin.
Genie showing her tree progress.
Mountain bluebirds are for May. Kay and Patty are just holding the blocks while listening to the presenters.
October 16, 2016
These are two images of my February block. The bird for February’s block was supposed to look like the one on the left. I liked the colors more than the bluebird that was substituted by the presenters, but it doesn’t look good with the flowers and foliage I made. The bluebird on the right looks better. I’ll keep the green bird. He may turn up as a lost bird somewhere on the quilt.
Everyone’s blocks displayed. It appears one person was catching up with the Oriole.
Eleanor added a worm to her block.
Someone else added some embroidery to the center of her flowers.
The Robin was presented as the next block.