6.22.2009

Excuse me, there's a quail in my quilt

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Yay, we're back! Just in time for mini quilt Monday.

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This is the placemat made for this fabulously fun swap. But since it's quilted and it's mini, I think it qualifies as a mini quilt (right?)

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Holden picked the quailie bird and I picked the summery colors and prints in honor of solstice.

As expected, a week of frolicking in the desert without the web did me good. We turned over rocks and found baby scorpions (ick), we explored a homestead site at the High Desert Museum, and I read this book in 3 days. And now, I have a pile of laundry and blog reading to attend to.

Happy Monday!

19 comments:

kraftykash said...

Welcome Back! Im so glad you were able to get away and enjoy yourself. The quilt colors are wonderful.

Jessica said...

I love that mini quilt with solstice colors! I'm glad you had a terrific time away. Quiet is really good sometimes.

Julie said...

Glad you're back, hope you had fun! I look forward to seeing more of your summertime fun. You can always make a trip out here sometime.

patricia said...

I love how the fabric and trims all come together with a retro 70's feel. Seeing the entire quail only confirms what I thought when I saw the partial view of the quilt: it's totally Partridge Family! It really brings back memories of the patchwork clothes my friends and I wore back then, with all the crazy trims sewed to the hems of our jeans, and all the orange!

I love it!

Kaylovesvintage said...

love that green , looks so happy

lisa s said...

cute cute cute... the color combo is perfect for summer!

ruth said...

I love the quail it ads a lot of character to the quilt.

Philigry said...

oh, i love the quilt! beautiful.

Journeying Five said...

too cute in every way!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

So summery and bright! Love the citrus colours and the quail is the perfect touch! Holden has a great eye for design.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I just read that book too! couldn't put it down! I borrowed it from the library :) Glad you had the chance to get away, and enjoy yourself! Your placemat is adorable! I was working on mine today . . . soon :)

tandkdaytoday said...

So beautiful! The quilt is really high energy, with lines of motion radiating off the quail!

purplegiraffes said...

I love the quail. And the back is gorgeous too!!

erica said...

Oh my goodness! I love this!

nicola said...

BEAUTIFUL!
nicola
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Lori said...

love it! :D

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Love the quail and buttons! So cheerful!

Dag said...

i love love love the quail!

minivanlife said...

ohhhh...the quail! I'ved never even thought of that. I have a special fondness for quail...somthing between me and my late father. I'm so glad I came about your blog today! It's beautiful!

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