About a week ago I started taking the girls to the public library again. When my oldest was little, we went nearly every single week to story time. For one reason or another, we stopped going when my youngest was born. While browsing the kids’ shelves for books, this one caught my eye. With “quilt” in the title, it was right up our alley! (Actually, there are a surprising amount of quilt themed books in the children’s section.)
After reading the book to my girls, Esther asked if I would make her a Mooshka quilt. How could I refuse! The fabric came yesterday.
I’ve got a good start on my design wall (and a Hungry Caterpillar quilt in the works, too). When I called Esther in this morning to see it, she told me that the black leaf fabric is not in the Mooshka quilt. Smart little girl! I couldn’t help add in some fabrics that aren’t in the original. Maybe I will take them out. I’m not sure. Esther said it would be okay if I keep them in. I also included some fabrics from Julie Paschkis’s Chickadee line to make it a little easier on me to have variety throughout the quilt. I am going to leave those in.
I couldn’t resist getting these pretties along with the Mooshka fabric. It’s called Painted Summer by Lida Enche for In the Beginning Fabrics. I have a not-so-secret obsession with hummingbirds, really birds in general. If you’ve never seen the movie The Big Year, I highly recommend it! It made me see birdwatching in a new light.
This is my newest hummingbird feeder for the front porch. So far we’ve had three different visitors. If you don’t have your hummingbird feeders up, now is the time!