"On the plains of Oklahoma, with a windshield sunset in your eyes like a watercolor painted sky, you'd think heavens doors have opened."
Fly Over States

Monday, April 9, 2012

Piebald Pearly

This morning, I finished the Shamrock quilt top and am fairly pleased with how it turned out.   It is a really easy pattern.
The shamrock is just three modified snowball blocks (three corners instead of four). 

The fourth block is the stem.

These are 4 inch, finished, blocks.

Pearly grudgingly modeled it once I finished pressing the border seams.
 The border is super simple:
 I think it will look nice once I get it quilted:
Evelyn helped a bit but this was mainly Pearly's project, this time.  
I went out to the property a couple of days ago to check the trail cam, expecting to find a slew of wildlife photos since it had been out there for over a week.  When I walked up to the cam, I could barely see it attached to the tree because the grass and grown up so fast during the week.  My first thought was that I wasn't going to get as many photos because the lens was blocked.  Still, it would be interesting to watch how fast the grass had grown.  Unfortunately, I discovered that I'd not turned it on so I got nuthin.'

Here's a photo of the horses in the dilapidated barn, next door:
 Bobby's wheat is starting to ripen.  It really looks beautiful, in person:

On the way home, I stopped by this brilliant yellow field.  Blessedly, I am not particularly prone to allergies but even my eyes were getting scratchy:
Another barn I passed:
 This barn is right down the street from the yellow field:
 I think the field is just beautiful but am glad I don't live right next to it:

 When I drive out to our property, I look for this silo and that tells me when to turn north:

We continue to get amazingly beautiful weather.  March, like much of the continental United States, was unseasonably warm but April has gone back to typical high and low temperatures.  I was tickled to pieces, this morning, because the first hummingbird showed up at the feeder.  It was zooming too fast for me to catch whether it was a Ruby Throated hummingbird or a Black Chinned one.  I hope it was a Black Chinned one because they were here, last year, and I got fairly attached to them. 

Off to go look at my fabric and decide on a backing.

Happy Quilting, Penny, Evelyn and Pearl


Miriam said...

Congratulations on finishing your quilt top. Great design and colour.(green is my fav colour!)

Looove the photo of Evelyn. :)

Are the fields of yellow flowers canola?

. said...

Thanks, on Evelyn! And the quilt! I need to look up to see what sort of flowers those are.

. said...

Yes, I looked it up and that appears to be Canola Flower. Great catch, Miriam!

Miriam said...

Thank you Penny. :)

ranette said...

I have been wondering what those yellow fields are and now I know! Thanks Miriam and Penny!! There are a couple of fields of canola flowers on the way to Mustang and they are just gorgeous!

You've done it again Penny....you make me like Oklahoma....lol

If and when we ever move out of this state, I will get my Oklahoma fix from your beautiful photos.