Sunday, September 09, 2007

Happy 157th - California. When I was a girl, 'California Admissions Day,' September 9 was always a school holiday. What fun to begin class on Tuesday (after Labor Day) then in a day or so have a holiday. Helped ease us back into a daily schedule after a fun-filled summer. California valley quail is our state bird. They are fun to watch running along the side of a road. And a good way to represent the letter 'Q' in an alphabet quilt.
Now for a little 'monkey see, monkey do.' I think it all began when Dawn made a mini strippy quilt. It was a gift to Lucy who recently made a version of her own. Then I saw that Tami had been inspired to make a quilt for herself. That's when I began thinking I really should think about making one, too. Then Marcie shared the one she created. I just couldn't take it any more.
I chose all plaids and stripes in order to put my own spin on things. Now it will wait in line for quilting. Thanks to everyone who inspired me to give this a try. Such fun to randomly stitch fabrics and watch it come together.

27 comments:

Darlene said...

I love it 'monkey see, monkey do' - that's perfect!

Cute, cute quilt and another YOU quilt with all the plaids. I want one! LOL

Juliann in WA said...

I love that little quail. We have quail in our yard and I always look forward to seeing the little chicks skittering across the yard.

joyce said...

It's funny how random always seems to look good. Yours is no exception!

Judy said...

Very, very cool! Another must do in a long list!!

Jeanne said...

Oh, the quail is cute!
Aaaah, I may be getting tempted with those little strippy quilts ...
Jeanne :)

Bren said...

Love the quail!
Your monkey see, monkey do is VERY cute...definitely a Libby touch to it!! Happy California Day!

Susie said...

Hi Libby,
I've been reading through some of your posts that you made while I was gone. I see so many gorgeous fall colors. Hard to believe fall is almost here! I do remember Admission Day. My grandma worked for the state and always got it off. Often she and I would go into SF for shopping. lunch and a movie. Thanks for the wonderful reminder of our special state day..
xo

Karen said...

Your little quilt is darling. I've been wanting to make one of these, too, what with seeing so many cute ones on the blogs.

ROZ said...

The quail is super. I love those birds. I made a Bird Quilt recently, but I didn't think of making a quail.

Fiona said...

Tempting ... tempting ... especially with plaids.

gwen said...

I think I am a monkey too! I will have to try that stripe quilt as well. Yours is lovely. Take care.

dot said...

The quail is so cute. I like your little quilt. I am so envious of all the quilting going on. I can't wait to heal and get going again.

JoAnna said...

Happy Day! Your little quilt is awesome. The plaids are so fun.

kjquilts said...

I love your wonky little quilt! I made one recently too. Well, a month or so ago. It was fun!

Beth said...

That quail is just too darned cute! I love it! And I love living in California!

Marcie said...

Of course you did yours in plaid! It's the Libby way! Very cute! And I love your quail!

tami said...

It's really hard to resist those cute little quilts isn't it?

Dawn said...

OH I love, love, love it!!!! The colors and plaids are to die for! Wooo Hooo!

Dawn said...

Darn, forgot to say I also love your quail quilt!

Wendy said...

The little quail is so cute, reminds me of quilt retreat in Naramata, the quails are running around everywhere.

Love your little quilt and have been resisting that one but maybe another monkey see, monkey do is in the making.

Lucy said...

I love yours too Libby! It is so fun to see that they show up everywhere :-))

anne bebbington said...

This little quilt looks adorable in plaids - gorgeous!!!

Carole said...

Love the name and the quilt! You and your small peices. I envy you! ;o) My 4" star blocks are still waiting to be tackled. Where's my patience? Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne said...

Love the plaid monkee see quilt...it's so cute. I like your Quail tool

Finn said...

Love the quail and the story, Libby...and you are right, it is perfect for an alphabet quilt!! A nice change from using "quilt" for the Q letter..*S*
Really like your little coins quilt too..*VBS* The simple quilts give great job in the making, the quilting and the living with..*VBS* And such a satifaction in finishing them so quickly!
Great job on all the little quilts. Hugs, Finn

Guðrún said...

Your quilt is great. All those plaids look great together.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Love it, and love the colours. So vibrant. I might be next on the bandwagon.