Saturday, February 19, 2011

Progress on Rainbow Challenge

I was working on my red scraps this morning for the 2011 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, but it was such a nice day that I didn’t finish, but went out to take a walk instead.  This was how far I had gotten on the challenge.  The hearts will be sewn down, then each rectangle will be cut in half from top to bottom to make mirror images that will be sewn to another block.  I expect I’ll finish this up this week:


I forgot to take my camera on my walk so, of course, I saw something to take a picture of for a change.  We have giant Pileated Woodpeckers in our conservation areas that have loud calls that would make Woody the cartoon woodpecker proud.  These very large birds are surely descended from dinosaurs as their wingspans can be about 29 inches.  They are gorgeous.  Their preferred food is carpenter ants and beetles and you can hear them excavating in dead trees for a long distance. Their pecking chops up the wood and helps to decompose it and return the nutrients to the forest.

I saw another one awhile back that I tried to take a picture of when I did have the camera with me and the bugger snuck behind the tree when I snapped the pic.  Here’s the swamp-shot where you can’t find the bird and a stock photo from http://www.geekphilosopher.com/

The area where the woodpecker was spotted


Stock Photo of Pileated Woodpecker


15 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

Love your heart quilt. So cute.

vtquilter said...

Pretty hearts. Sounds like a fun quilt.

mainer said...

That heart quilt is darling.

Kathy said...

What a great way to design a heart quilt! I think I understand that you are going to swap out the left and right sides of the hearts and match them up differently. That will be really neat! Can't wait to see the results.

desertskyquilts said...

Great heart plan. I think opting for the walk was the right thing to do, though.

Angelcat said...

YOur hearts are looking lovely. Isn't it always the way, I always see the best photo opportunities when I don't have my camera to hand!

scraphappy said...

What a sweet heart quilt. I can picture the sewing and swapping just as you have described it. So glad you were able to take advantage of the nice weather, it is too nice to stay inside all day long right now.

Quilter Kathy said...

Your heart quilt is such a great idea...can't wait to see how it develops!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

Your hearts look really sweet!!! it's looking great!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Lilian Pilar said...

unos corazones preciosos, como los fuistes combinando me encanta...

Elke said...

I like your hearts!

blauraute said...

What a lovely hearts quilt. Wonderful fabrics. I'm very interested to see it finish.
Have a nice week
Roswitha

Ellen said...

I too really like your heart quilt.

Kathy T. said...

Thank you all for your nice comments. I am making progress and will post another picture soon!

make.share.give said...

Your half-and-half hearts will be so bright and funky! Can't wait to see it.