Thursday, October 10, 2013

Blowing in the wind...

 We've had some really windy days recently here in the Blue Mountains.

I was watching some washed fabrics blowing in the wind

and it made me wonder what it would be like to see a quilt dance in the air. 

Wild Thing was the nominated lucky quilt and it certainly rose to the occasion

It kicked up it's heels up in a merry blue sky jig

Who knows, this chunky zebra quilt might have been pretending to be a flag proudly showing it's colours

or perhaps a bird flapping it's wings

and soaring on the breeze.

I watched as it billowed like a pirate ship's sails journeying on the high seas. 

And then it became a rainbow coloured cloud..

Was I getting carried away with my imagination?

Maybe it was simply a happy quilt catching the wind and laughing on a breeze.


In a shady corner of the garden the flamingos didn't even notice the quilt and wind shenanigans.

They were too busy being pleased about the fabulous gift I received from Cathy at Studio 28
Thanks so much Cathy, your parcel made my day. 

29 comments:

Chris said...

Wow Rachael! A good day for drying quilts.
Love the flamingo fabric too.

Deb R said...

What gorgeous pics!!!

Terry said...

Just love the way your mind works. Who else would have flown a quilt?

Jeneta said...

I always love your photos! You have truly captured the movement of your quilt dancing in that wonderful sequence of photos. And that blue sky! What a beautiful country we live in!

Melissa P said...

Zebra print action shots! Fabulous idea. I'm sure they had a lot of fun being turned loose for a bit.

Judy said...

Great post with neat photos!

smazoochie said...

Wild Thing in the wind is beautiful, though makes me a little dizzy. :-)

CATHY DANIEL said...

Fabulous photos - such a gorgeous blue sky. It is blowing an absolute gale here in the East of England as I write, .... but the sky is drab and grey! Gorgeous quilt - very unusual! xCathy

Nifty Quilts said...

Fun post! I can feel the wind and enjoy your wonderful Wild Thing doing its happy dance. Your bold combinations in this quilt are really delightful.

O'Quilts said...

Smiles in Charlotte! thank you:)

Julierose said...

Lovely post on a lovely quilt, Rachel...hugs, Julierose

Shay said...

I love seeing fabrics and quilt fluttering in the breeze...although yours are doing a lot more flying and lot less fluttering!

Its been raining here - again!

Melody said...

Brilliant photos. Love those flamingos

Katy Cameron said...

Very pretty! I'd love to repeat the exercise here - we have the wind, but the torrential rain that's coming with it might make for a less fun quilt experience!

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing such a bright and pretty post. Just what I needed today while I lay in bed.

audrey said...

Perfect quilt for your demonstration.:)

Vickie said...

Quilts on the line....chickens in the pen....you're becoming an Aussie Ranch Wife. Your post reminds me of 2 60's songs...."The answer my friend is blowing in the wind "by Peter Paul and Mary and "Wild thing, you make my heart sing, you make everything groovy" LOL I' must still be 60's hopping in my mind.

Susan Owenby said...

Lovely dancing quilts!

Mary said...

That quilt is gorgeous in the sunshine! Gorgeous anytime, actually!

Colette said...

Great photos, dancing fabric is the best!

needleandspindle said...

Clearly no chemicals needed...just fabric and a washing line! It would make me happy too. I used to stare at all the cloth nappies on the line...it was so calming!

Marg said...

Great pics Rachael, and a very lucky quilt to dance on the wind.

Barb said...

Your fabrics and quilt look so fun blowin' in the breezes.
I love love your animal print quilt!
The flamingos are a hoot - :)
thanks for the fun post

Pinkadot Quilts said...

You have the best eye for the unusual things. Love your "wash day".

Deborah said...

What an amazing visual experience! Glorious!

Karen said...

Looks like you had a lovely day playing with quilt and camera. What a lovely idea!

Karen said...

Great shots! It certainly has been windy of late. I also love when curtains billow in the breeze too.

Monica said...

Fantastic photos, Rachael! It was the perfect quilt for the day. :)

Allie said...

Your Wild Thing quilt is my favorite ever, I adore it! Sure looks great in motion as well. Please be safe, I'm praying for your area and all affected by the fires.

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