On the frame this week is the mountain peaks quilt top assembled from reader’s blocks in red and white. The backing is this wonderful wide fabric Henry Glass print donated by Christine at Backside Fabrics for the project.
It was loaded with the Hobbs poly batting that our guild area purchased with their charity batting program.
I decided on white thread this time, using a cotton thread for both top and bobbin.
The batting has a bit of loft so defines the quilting well.
Outside the windows, the bird feeder was getting a bit low and the weather was supposed to turn sharply colder overnight last week. Our neighborhood birds were sharing nicely, flying in and out with beakfuls of seeds. Here, a titmouse on the left keeps an eye on the Carolina wren in the middle, while a goldfinch chows down on the right.
My Sweet Babboo filled their buffet, and more came back to take advantage of the bounty. A red bellied woodpecker hangs on the left side, while a titmouse decides where to go next, and aother titmouse lands on the upper right. Down below and in the back, a house finch is busy getting his share.
The cold nights meant I needed to put out some suet in the little block holder. I made some of my homemade recipe (see my post Feeding Our Feathered Friends) and the bluebirds found it really fast. I was excited to see them as they don’t come around very often, yet they stay here year round.
A little later, a downy woodpecker came for his share.
A few more rows are quilted on the quilt the next day. This is one of my often used pantographs called Fascination. It has two rows on one pantograph paper, so I can quilt two passes before advancing the quilt.
I have a busy week of fun planned, so I’ll get back to this as soon as I can. What are you working on this week?