Thursday, July 11, 2013

Soon the baby robins will be flying away

Baby robins Thursday evening

Time to catch you up on the baby robins. We will start with today and work backwards from your last update. That picture was today (Thursday) after dinner. They are 10 and 11 days old.

Baby robins Wednesday evening

Wednesday night, you can see the feathers, and all four beaks. I sometimes worry that the littlest one is getting squished on the bottom but they seem to manage.

baby robins Wednesday evening

Wednesday evening. The group will sleep when the mommy robin is away. The ball of birds moves up and down as they breathe. The beep of the camera sometimes makes an eye open.

baby robins Wednesday morning

That is Wednesday morning, they are 9 and 10 days old. Far less feathers than today.

Baby Robins, Tuesday morning

That was the group Tuesday morning. All four beaks accounted for.

baby robins in the nest - Monday morning

And there they were Monday morning. Now go back to tonight and just compare the feathers, they sure grow fast. I expect that they will fly off in a day or two now.

photo (3)

And regarding quilting, that is where I started tonight, 2/3 done quilting the Octagonal Orb quilt. The quilting is two lines about 1/2" apart and then one line 1/4" apart. But the lines wobble and bend, and I am loving it. Again, another example of what I call modern industrial quilting, nothing perfect about it. The overall effect is great, at least I think so. I will take some photos in the light tomorrow as I square it up. We are on the downhill slope to finish this one now.

I am working through the finishes for the FAL and expect to be able to award the prizes on Saturday or Sunday, so stay tuned and don't forget to link up your Q3 FAL lists - you have till the end of Monday, July 15.

Best,

Leanne

24 comments:

Laura Lochore said...

oh so cute! love your 'octagonal orb' quilt too!

Patchwork and Play said...

They certainly look ready to 'fly the coop!' I'm guessing they won't be there for much longer! The "Oct. Orb" looks orbsome ! (oh, I think I've used that one!)

Dawn said...

Love the quilting!

Birdies should be hitting the road on Sunday. Yay! :) Your mama birdie is doing a terrific job. Eight for eight so far. Thanks for the update.

Canadian Abroad said...

Loving the Orb quilt as well as the updates.

Sarah said...

Wow that octagonal orb looks smashing. I love the quilting you have chosen. The blocks look much bigger than I had imagined them to be. See you next week!!

dutchcomfort said...

Those little birds grow so fast! Excellent quilting on the Octagonal Orb!!

Catherine said...

Thanks for sharing the story of your robin's two hatchings - it's been lovely to see!

leanne said...

love the quilting - and isn't it amazing how quickly those little robins grow - wow - thanks so much for the fabulous updates !

Finding Fifth said...

We don t have robins in Australia but from your photos it seems they are doing some growth hormones to sprout feathers so quickly. Industrial quilting is a great description for what you are doing. Looks fab.

Cindy said...

I am so in love with your baby birds. They're just so cute with their little old man crazy hair (second photo). I am going to miss them when they grow up.

Anonymous said...

It is just amazing how fast those little birds grow! Beautiful
I love the orb quilting it looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Amazing to see the robins change daily. And that orb - the quilting is just bringing it to life!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Haven't they grown?!! I hope you get to see them fly away! Love the quilting on Orb - fabulous!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love the updates on those adorable babies! Thanks!! Your orb quilt is looking amazing.

Needled Mom said...

It's amazing how quickly they grow and fly off.

I love the quilt!

kim said...

It's so fun to watch the baby birds grow up :)
I love your Orb quilt. Great fabric choices and the quilting is perfect for it.

heart of charnwood said...

Love your Orb quilt, it looks great! And the birdies are way cuter now, so I guess you're right, they'll be off soon! :o)

Poppyprint said...

The Orb is looking fabulous!!!

Dawn said...

Do you spray baste or baste your quilt sandwich together with safety pins? I' ve done some wall hangings using various sticky things to hold my layers together but want to branch out so I can quilt my own quilts. Ny suggestions? Good tutorials on this subject? Thanks!

Flying Blind... said...

The quilt is looking brilliant.
Time to whip down that wreath me thinks xxx

Mara said...

Wow, the little birdies grow up so fast.

MariQuilts said...

I'm loving that quilt.

Anne said...

I just love your baby robin pics. How did you get so close? We had baby robins and bay blue jays at the same time and very close to each other. Before I knew it they were all gone. Hope they made it. Love the quilt too. Great colors going on.

Gail in Vegas said...

Love the baby robins - thank you for posting the photos!