Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: BIRD HOUSE

Today we spent much of the afternoon at the Louisiana Nursery Festival in Forest Hill, a very small town that has probably 50 to 60 garden nurseries. It's the place to go if you want or need bedding plants, trees, seeds, or unusual, tropical plants. Everything in the way of green is in a small town with fewer than 1,000 residents. 

Forest Hill, Louisiana – Home of the Louisiana Nursery Festival! - News - Bubblews: The population nearly doubled after people discovered the advantage of having many nurseries in the same town. Most of those new residents are hard-working immigrant workers, who are always pleasant and willing to go beyond expectations to please the customer. I've seen this time and again at the festival and when shopping in the nurseries. (But I don't have time to express my political opinions, so we'll move on.)

The festival is a typical Louisiana festival with high temps (85 today), carnival rides, festival food, craft booths and, in this case, plants. Many, many plants. 

bird house <a href="/laura/" title="Laura Jayson">@Laura Jayson</a> Jayson Jayson Knoke - for the lot :)While shopping we saw a booth with some very interesting bird houses. 

Richard flatly refused to buy a bird house, "made of scrap lumber and rusty metal." There's no reasoning with him, especially when I agree that the price was rather steep.

That helped me decide on tonight's inspiration post. Let's see what we can find.

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Birdhouse made ​​by recycled antique material. It has a keyhole from a Sasa~tsu panel of keyhole part of the door. More: BIRD HOUSE – Affordable housing is still available at this bird sanctuary condominium. Several floor plans are available.

Tips for building bird houses, including what birds need to be attracted to a good, safe bird house.:

Finding quilts with a bird house or two on them shouldn't be very difficult!

mini quilt -- today's obviously a "pin cute birds" day:

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Cute bird houses--use with garden embossing folder:

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Christmas village printable pattern. DIY with paper just like the nostalgic Putz houses!: New Quilt Patterns - Free as a Bird Quilt Pattern:

*free* pattern: Bug-a-Boo quilt by Hilary Gooding, in our free pattern collection for bird houses:

I don't know which I want more: to have Rich make a couple of bird houses for the yard, or to make bird houses myself out of fabric, maybe even on a quilt. Definitely I'll be adding some bird houses and bird house quilts to my Pinterest boards.  
Have a quilty week, everyone!

1 comment:

Karen S said...

Love the idea of all those nurseries in one place. Sure makes shopping easier.