Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Settled #1


 We found a big cement slab for the pedestal to rest upon
so we could place the birdbath in the yard!
 I should've waited to paint the base first
but I couldn't!
I will paint around the pedestal and be done!
Here, birdies, we have some water!
(In Florida, there is plenty of food for the birds, 
but there is a shortage of 'puddles' for the birds to water in.
This will be an essential stop for them when it heats up around here!)
I was measuring the quilt tops so I could buy the right amount of fabric today
 and I discovered two things about this quilt-
first it isn't square like I thought!
When I measured it,  
it is actually 40" x 48" so I turned it on the design wall and sure enough, 
it was the right size for a lap quilt!
But then I saw this corner in a new light-
I sewed in a wrong color here!
 Ahhh, much better!  
Now to head out to purchase some backing, borders and bindings!
And a quick beach visit to reward us all for the trip!

7 comments:

  1. Those hot birdies will be thanking you for the drink!

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  2. Love the bird bath!! You did a great job.!!! Id want to put it out fast Too! The birds wont mind the base not finished.

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  3. It is stunning, with the wrong color or without! Eager to see what your shop visit results in.

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  4. So, you headed out the beach while I drove home slowly through snow and sleet!
    That quilt is just amazing. I can't imagine how anyone sews such beautiful curves! I'm still working on a straight line.

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  5. The birdbath is off to the right if you’re looking out back from the pool, right? That color is such a pretty pop against all of the green. (I did have to smile as I thought about this...this will probably be a new favorite lurking spot for the cats, too, but not because they’re thirsty! Ha!) I’m glad your quilt fix was an edge piece!!

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  6. The bird bath looks great in that spot!

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