"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Third Radiant Star

These blocks cannot be put together quickly, at least not by me.  But for this third block, things went much better.  I only had to rip out 3 seams, maybe 4:)

The February FMQ Challenge practice is a lesson in feathers!  So happy!  Maybe after following the instructions that are given and practicing as much as possible this month I'll get good at them.  Diane Gaudynski is the guest instructor.  The pictures look very helpful. http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-2012-fmq-challenge-tutorial.html
I spent time this past weekend patching together scraps of batting to use for the practice pieces.  So I'm ready to make feathers.
Today I visited an Audubon Wildlife Refuge nearby which is near some of the few remaining farms in this area.  Across the road the field was filled with Canada geese.  They were so quiet I guess they were resting.  I think the mild winter we are having is affecting man, beast, and plants alike.  My crocuses are popping up, but it's too soon.

God Bless You.


Barb said...

I tried practicing feathers today and it looks horrid....but I will keep at it.

Love your stars.

SewCalGal said...

Your blocks are beautiful. Piecing looks absolutely perfect. I so need to learn to piece accurately to be able to make these. Love yours.

Lucky you to see the Canadian Geese. I do so love these birds. They don't tend to come to So. Cal., but we have certainly enjoyed them when we visited Canada. I wanted to bring them home with me, but somehow I couldn't get a passport. LOL!


QuiltSue said...

The weather is crazy here too. I've never had roses flowering in January before in the UK.

Your 3rd block looks brilliant. They are not easy or quick to piece, but I think that's part of the fun of them.

Hazel said...

You should be delighted with your blocks, Joanna, they are super!

Lovely pics of the refuge - it looks cold! I wouldn't be worried about the Canada geese being docile - my run yesterday took me past the duck lake in the park, and I was nearly treading on them, they were so slow to get out of the way!

But I have read that geese are supposed to make very good 'guard dogs' for a property - that's as long as you don't mind goose poop on the lawn, I guess... ;)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your Radiant Star blocks are gorgeous!!
We don't get many Canadian geese here - just the occassional pair that land in our ever disappearing river. Thanks for sharing your photos.