Sunday, May 15, 2011
Albino Robin? and Buckeye Beauty, Jewel Box
I saw this very light colored robin in our front yard and took the photos through the front door AND the storm door, so it's not clear. This guy was so pale, I do wonder if he/she was albino. It behaved like other robins.
Below is about 60 blocks of my Jewel Box pattern, 6 inch blocks, aiming for 8 x 10, or 80 blocks. I'm calling it Buckeye something or other, as it's so masculine. One of you bloggers gave me the inspiration with a small sample of Jewel Box plaids that were more bright and sunny. If it was you, feel free to let me know. Isn't it funny how the gentlest of inspirations can get us moving with enthusiasm and energy?
Many of these plaids are very thready. I'm going to starch the backs of them, hoping to glue the darker threads in place so they don't wander into the light areas. I used a consistant "light" and it's good quality, so maybe wandering dark threads won't show too much. So far, I've spent little time arranging them, other than with no same fabrics together. I've been saving shirts for too long - time to use them! Thanks to Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com for the brilliant idea of using shirts for fabric.