Sleepy Koalas Quilt (and some native birdlife)

Sleepy Koalas Quilt

I finished making the Quilt that my sister Al, and her hubby Scott commissioned (if you don’t count a label, which requires a little more consultation).  Sewing on the binding, slowly, over a couple of nights was my tentative return to handwork following the flare up with my carpal tunnel syndrome.

Yellow Koala Star

I’m more than happy with how it turned out.  I quilted little curlicues around the inside edges of the stars, and lots of larger loops, with the occasional quilted star for the rest of the quilt.  I used cream, blue, brown and yellow thread in the corresponding places.

I have not seen any Koalas this week, but we have had plenty of bird life popping in, as well as sightings of our resident possum (who lives in a possum box on our property).

Juvenile Eastern Spinebill

This little character flew into our window on Monday, and spent about 10 minutes stunned on our path outside.  We think she/he is a juvenile Eastern Spinebill.  Thankfully he/she recovered, and flew off again.

Eastern Rosella

We also spotted a pair of Eastern Rosellas on the same day, but I wasn’t quick enough to snap them both.  I love looking birds up, and where possible, listening to recordings of their calls (so I can “connect the dots” between the birds I see and hear).  We have a lovely, treed backyard, and I take great delight in all the unusual visitors we get.

Do you keep a camera handy for your unusual visitors?

*If you would like to get some of my Koala fabric to use in a project of your own, you can find it here.

2 thoughts on “Sleepy Koalas Quilt (and some native birdlife)

  1. The quilt looks fantastic, we love it Claire, and we are sure it will get many many years of love when it reaches its final destination (Almost wishing I could keep it!)

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