They hung out in the back yard all day and returned to beat on the window twice more. It was quite the little dance--pounding on the window accompanied by lots of wing flapping. These birds have to have a wingspan of five feet or so--the wing flapping is pretty impressive. We went out and checked for what the crane was seeing in the window: it had to be himself. Too funny.
It's been a lazy weekend. But I did get the little blue and orange piece quilted.
I like to do sort of a topographical map style of echo quilting, with the occasional curlicue thrown in. This was Sulky Rayon thread, 30 weight, alternating between turquoise and orange, using a 60 needle.
I'm not a minimalist quilter. What can I say? This is Diane Gaudynski country. She taught us all.
When I got done with the quilting, I could see that there was way too much border. So, what the heck--I went at it with the rotary cutter, and voila-- the wavy border. The quilt is on the floor here; hence the funny angle to the shot.