Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Keep on Turning Quilt

Vicki made this fun Keep on Turning quilt, a design by Jeni Baker of In Color Order. The pattern is in the Fall 2020 issue of Quilts & More magazine which you can find here.   Vicki used a variety of bright prints from her stash and a black background that really make the colours pop.

I used the Ginger Snap pantograph, black So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

The backing is a blue, purple and teal batik!

On Sunday we went to the Heron nesting ground, that is near our house, to see all the young that have hatched this spring.  There are about 8-10 nests with an average of 2-3 young in each.  We were able to watch a few moms return to their nests.  The young would bit at the moms beak and then she would feed them. The nests are about 50 high and 450 feet from where we were observing from the highway with a patch of dead trees between us making it tricky to photograph. I used my 600mm zoom lens.

You can see how close the nest are to each other, here is the second mom coming in.

You can see the young biting at her beak.  And in the nest above the young are biting each others beak.

I always enjoy watching them this time of year as soon the nests will be empty for another year. 


  1. The babies look too large for their home, and Mum is so busy, a new home to build each year, gathering supplies, sitting on eggs, on earth we seem to have life a lot easier. Love the batiks and the backing is superb.

  2. How wonderful that you could zoom in and snap pics of the herons and their babies!