Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Biology in the Backyard








I may have left the enchanting rainforest setting of Dorrigo, but I am still surrounded by the rich wonders on nature! With young to protect, these gorgeous Superb Fairy Wrens or Blue Wrens have been quite visible and noisy in recent days - much to my delight!






Where do butterflies go when it's raining? Well this Oleander Butterfly seemed to be enjoyed Sunday's rain.














With my love of nature, I have had a wonderful time creating with the feature print of Sarah Watson's Biology fabric collection. Biology is a recent release from Cloud 9, a company which which uses only GOTS certified fabrics and low impact dyes. Combined with the matching Cloud 9 Cirrus blue called Sky and Limestone for white, this would have to be a favourite of mine. The design and colours work equally as well for a boy or girl, baby or toddler - or even as a small lap quilt for an adult. I'd be tempted to hang it on my wall. Now available in my Etsy shop.


Sharing at Wild Bird Wednesday, Weekly Top Shot, Image-in-ing.

39 comments:

Barb said...

Whether you're seeing Nature or creating it in your quilts, I love the outcomes. You have a wonderful quilt-holder!

Giga said...

Beautiful birds, and of course the butterfly. No less great in colors and patterns is your quilt. Yours sincerely.

CountryMum said...

Stunning photos of the blue wrens - they are so hard to photograph because they just don't sit still for very long. I do soooo love blue wrens!

Sylvia K said...

I do SO agree with the others! Awesome captures of so much beauty both in nature and in your creative quilts!! What a delightful addition to my day!! Thank you for sharing, Karen, as always!! Enjoy the remainder of your week!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I was just saying the other day I wish we had Blue Wrens in our garden so it's wonderful to see them here in your beautiful photos. Your quilt is lovely, I love the simplicity and focus on the fabrics.

Preeti said...

Your quilt back captures the mood in your garden perfectly!! Lovely little quilt, Karen :)

Michelle said...

You have the best eye when it comes to color and quilt design. Both so nicely done.

Joy said...

Everything is wonderful!

diane b said...

The little fairy wren is one of my favourite birds. You have captured them beautifully. I like the quilts too especially the ones with legs.Hee hee

Janneke said...

This quilted nature print is wonderful, so is the blue wren. Both are gems!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

The bird pics are fantastic... and quilt are very pretty.... Have a good day:)

Patchwork and Play said...

I've said it before- you live in a beautiful part of the world! I'd love to see Blue Wrens in my back yard! Your quilt is so pretty too!

s.c said...

Beautiful nature shots and textile. I like them both.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Love your wonderful photos of God's creation visiting your place.

Your own creation is a really sweet and restful piece.

Thank you for sharing ~ FlowerLady

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, I love the cute fairy wren. The male is so pretty.. And your quilt is gorgeous. I love the print! Have a happy day!

geanina said...

really beautiful images!:)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Karen these are some INCREDIBLY vivid shots of your feathered friends - awesome!!

Dirk Rosin said...

Beautiful nature photos !

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello, greetings and good wishes.

Marvelous photos of the birds and the butterflies.

The design and the color of the quilt is fabulous.

Best wishes

Margaret Adamson said...

These Wrens are not easy to photograph and your shots are stunning.

Mary Cromer said...

Whenever anyone shares these sweet Fairy Wrens, I am mesmerized by their beauty. You got some terrific shares and the quilts are gorgeous~

thewovenspoke said...

What a wonderful post and photos too. The fairy wrens are quiet dainty.

CountryMouse said...

Wonderful photos of the blue wrens. I see a lot of them at my Mum's place and they can be pretty flighty. I love watching them flit around the garden. I like the quilt too.

Linda R said...

Your photos are so beautiful. You have captured your bird photos perfectly.

Such a nice quilt too. I LOVE the pattern.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Cathy said...

I do enjoy seeing some of the birds that are native to your country, too.

Your cross quilt reminded me of one that I saw at an auction years ago. I wished I had bought it to this day.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Beautiful birds and cute quilt pics too.

Jane said...

Karen, I thought I was taking some fairly nice photos of superb fairy wrens until I saw these. They are just fantastic! I have no idea how you managed to get up so 'close and personal' but congratulations, you should be very proud.

amanda | wildly simple said...

WOW! Those beautiful little birds are delightful, and your photos of them fantastic, Karen!
And your quilting equally as impressive. I really love seeing your little tag on the finished work. I did not know you have an Etsy shop, so happy for you and your creating!

Marie said...

Fantastic birds...and love the quilt!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, a Blue Wren, I've never seen nor heard of one before.. beautiful! Thank you, Karen, for coming by and sharing your beautiful photography on Weekly Top Shot #167!

Ginx Craft said...

What beautiful nature photographs. I love the quilt fabric too.

NC Sue said...

Wonderful shots, each and every one!
Please come share your photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/02/off-of-saint-maarten.html

DeborahGun said...

I love how you capture nature both in your photography, but also in your quilt making :)

Julie said...

Those blue wrens are delightful. We don't really have a lot of coloured native birds in NZ.

Norma Ruttan said...

those bird shots took my breath away! and the fabrics are lovely in their vivid colors. I will have to check out that site.

bailey-road.com said...

What beautiful photos!

NC Sue said...

Those are beautiful shots! So crisp and focused and clear! Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-official-im-sick-of-winter.html

Kate said...

Gorgeous nature shots. The quilt is gorgeous too! Love that print.

Jarek said...

Beautiful birds.

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