A Scrappy Sunday & Birds

animals, Fall Harvest (scrappy baskets), scrap quilts

Sunday was a nice day, the humidity still wasn’t bad like it will be this week.  Melanie came over for brunch and I made Oatmeal Cinnamon Walnut Waffles.  Yum they were good, glad I made a double batch, Mike goes into work late some days this week and I will make them again in a day or two.  I guess I need to get the recipe up if anyone wants it and take a photo when I make them later this week – yummy!!

First I decided seeing as these are tiny blocks and fairly easy – really!  for the Temecula Quilt Company challenge that I would make three of each one for the 12 weeks and have something big enough for a topper for the table.  I think they are kind of cute and for the inside tiny squares I raided the 1.5 inch box, I’m actually getting more in that box already after it had been emptied from the Postage Stamp quilt  and trimmed the squares down to 1.25 the whites are from my scrap box of whites of various small sizes and the outside edges come from my 5 inch charm box of scraps – I have a few fossil fern leftover blocks in there from when I did the circle quilt last year.  I thought this was a link of but it isn’t – maybe at the end of the 12 weeks we share our work? Not sure how it works!  But this we we make a miniature Jacobs Ladder.

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This box is full of white fabrics – mainly white on white or beige on white/cream.  Linking up to Em’s Scrapbag today and MCM#76-Cooking Up Quilts, and Love, Laugh, Quilt.

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One basket done.

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This was a new to me bird in my area, I had not seen it before – at first I thought it was cardinal of course, but then saw no crest – luckily I was able to get some photos of it before Melanie came over and she is the expert and said it was a Summer Tanager – Male – I just had never seen one but they are in this area.  So glad it stuck around for a little while so I could get photos.

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We also have a pair of Red Shoulder Hawks that we have seen flying around and making a heck of a lot of noise at times – but no photos right now – hope to see one sitting long enough to get a photo – they have a wing span of 35-50 inches.  This photo is from the bird site on line

Red-shouldered Hawk Photo

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19 comments… add one
  • Celia Jun 12, 2017

    Really like your little blocks and also the small baskets, good ongoing projects. Thank you for the link to The Sewing Lawyer, great fun, really enjoyed that and I’m sure my husband agrees with it all!

    • Karen Jun 12, 2017

      thanks for stopping by Celia – the article was funny wasn’t it.

  • maxine lesline Jun 12, 2017

    Gee.. those little blocks are sweet.. and with all that color and diversity they would always seem lively. The scrappier, the the better. The scarlet tanager is amazingly colored… I think we used to see them here in Kansas . We do have hawks.. and eagles.. they nest around here on the Arkansas river… and lakes and streams.. The waffles sound really, really,, yum! …. leftovers can be frozen..??

    • Karen Jun 12, 2017

      I made a double batch of dough and put it two bowls – it can keep in the fridge for a couple days or longer and I will make them fresh – I do make some up sometimes and freeze the leftover and put them in the toaster to heat up but don’t really care for waffles that way and prefer fresh

  • Bonnie in Va Jun 12, 2017

    Yes, those waffles sound delish! Your little blocks are darling. I like how bright they are.
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    • Karen Jun 12, 2017

      thanks – going to start on the next set today I think

  • Kathleen Jun 12, 2017

    I’ll look forward to your recipe, maybe the boys will like it.
    I don’t think I have ever seen one of those Summer Tanagers around here. I’ll have to keep a look out for one. Yes Yuck Humidity
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    • Karen Jun 12, 2017

      I loved the bird it was first of them I have seen here, hope to see it again

  • maggie Jun 12, 2017

    cute scrappy blocks- I’ve not seen that bird around here.
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    • Karen Jun 12, 2017

      the bird was pretty – so nice to see a red bird different than the usual cardinals

  • Dottie bishaw Jun 12, 2017

    Your blocks are so cute and with the other blocks will make such a pretty table topper. You always come up with such interesting projects to make, never a dull moment, lol! You are a inspiration to us all. I love that little red bird, we have Texas cardinals and the regular cardinals and lots of hawks. Your waffles sound so yummy my mouth is watering!

    • Karen Jun 12, 2017

      well the blocks aren’t my idea but those on the blog I linked to but it is my idea to make three of each so I can make something from them big enough to see LOL

  • Deb Jun 12, 2017

    oh he’s a lovely bird! The waffles sound delicious and the little blocks and latest basket are so cute 🙂
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    • Karen Jun 12, 2017

      I’m so glad I spotted the bird and that it stuck around long enough for me to quickly get in the house grab the camera and go back out the door quietly so as not to startle him – he really was close to the house so I’m surprised all my movement didn’t make him fly away – he let me take photos and then flew away – how generous of him 🙂

  • Karen Jun 12, 2017

    The waffles sound delicious. I can hardly wait until you post the recipe. My son is home waiting for a job offer so I have to cook…lots. I am so glad you posted about the small quilt blocks. I want to start that too. So now I’m already 2 weeks behind. I better get on it. I like working with itty bitty pieces. My blog tag line could also be “I dabble in small pieces.”

    • Karen Jun 12, 2017

      I will post the recipe on Wednesday’s post I am making more of them for breakfast in the morning and will take a photo then too. Last weeks tiny blocks were ok and not hard to do – this weeks! wow fiddly is putting it mildly 🙂 I have one done and will make two more even if it takes me a little bit as I said I was going to do 3 of each!

  • Patricia Jun 12, 2017

    I’m loving those tiny blocks! They are definitely on my to do list – after I finish some UFOs! Your’s are so pretty! Thank you for sharing the photos of all the birds – I so enjoyed them!
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    • Karen Jun 13, 2017

      thanks Patricia

  • Emily Jun 13, 2017

    The waffles sound heavenly. Please share the recipe.
    Your little blocks are very cute.
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