Saturday, March 15, 2014

"ENUF!" is DONE, and a spring visitor


Look who is back!  Or, at least one of the family.  We had given up on them, decided we'd go back to feeding the birds who have left our yard due to owls, then we had a squirrel deterrent BUILT, bought bird feed, and, the very next day .... this guy appeared.  Same tree, he stayed the whole day and left at dusk, and had returned the next morning.  Oh well, most likely, no birds this summer.


Below is the back of "ENUF!", using 10 1/2 in. (raw) squares of stash (Jackie Robinson, Strip and Slash).  This backing makes nice work of stash reduction.







All quilting is on my domestic sewing machine.  3026 pieces on the front, size is about 54" x 68."   The squares finish at 1 1/4 in.  I used almost anything very light, or very dark, with a few non-conforming extras for "twinkle."  Thanks Ms. Jackie Robinson!!!  This is the second quilt I've made using her method.


12 comments:

LC said...

You are so ambitious! It turned out well. I'm glad to see the owls too, even if they chase the birds away. Do you have mice in your area? Maybe that is attracting them... so a plus to keep down that population too.

Jen said...

I think the owls are so neat. Too bad they chase away the birds though. I sometimes hear owls in my neighborhood I but never see them. Your quilt has so many pieces!! Wow! It looks great!

Sherrill said...

What kind of squirrel deterrent? I have so many I've thought of trapping them and carting them off somewhere. A friend of mine put an owl house up in my tree but it's for the little eastern screech that don't cause birds too much to worry about. But I haven't had one move in yet. Maybe soon.

Bonnie said...

Nice job on your two sided quilt. Or at least it looks that way to me! Great job on the quilting.

Your owls are cute. (don't tell them that, they would be insulted!) But I have to say I enjoy the bird we've seen visiting our feeder all winter long. I'm hoping to put out a hummer feeder and enjoy them over the summer.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a beautiful owl...I've never seen one before!
Congrats on a fantastic finish!

Ruth said...

An owl is a special visitor! Love the quilt and the way you quilted. You always inspire!

Vic in NH said...

Your quilt is beautiful! They say that quilting makes the quilt and your quilting is so creative and happy looking. You did a great job!

Vivian said...

Lovely and Bonnie is right, doing the backing that way does make a great two-fer quilt! Funny, now that it's finished I'm much more struck by how the "low contrast" prints create a scrappy background to the darker zigzags. Didn't really appreciate that before and I really like it!

Love that you get owls in your trees but sorry that they scare away the other birds. Nature is amazing!

Lynn said...

That is a fantastic looking quilt and using the larger squares for the backing is a good idea.

MMorton said...

Elaine,

Enuf is lovely! Great quilting. I am especially impressed by the way you managed to keep your rows and columns straight on both sides...which brings me to a question....how do you do it? :)

I am working on a two-sided quilt and worry about keeping everything straight on both sides. Fear distortion of the back as the top gets applied.

Recently read an interesting article by a woman who uses tables like those you have your quilt laid out on in the garage; she has drilled holes in her tables and inserted round-headed screws so she has places to feel for to make sure she's got the top and backing lined up along the middles. That would at least be a good start for quilts with squares on both sides, I think

But I'm using the tables in the clubhouse in an rv park, so no holes/screws for me :(.

Thanks for any hints or tips; I'd love to be able to turn out a quilt that looks as great as yours!

Purple Pam said...

Another great finish. I like the design you chose for your blocks.

Tanya said...

The quilt turned out beautifully.

I like your owl visitor too though I'm sure the birds don't.