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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blue Jay Afghan Design

 Here's another afghan designed from your squares.  These squares are more recent, as you can see they're very close to the same size.  I plan to edge and join this with a light blue I have in my stash that looks like it will blend...believe it's close to the lighter blue squares.  I named this ghan, Blue Jay

Long ago when my DD was in grade school a couple of parents took a mini bird class in order to be volunteers for the kids field trip to Dawes Arboretum.  There's a large bird sanctuary there.  One of the things I remember learning was that Blue Jay's aren't really blue.  The feathers are translucent and appear blue, but looking at a dead stuff Blue Jay, they are brown.    So how 's that for a strange tidbit of info for your day?
 
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5 comments:

  1. MARJ IN MINNESOTAMay 11, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    Beautiful choice of color. The different shades play well off each other. I do like the name and the bird, have them in my feeder now and again. This will be a lovely addition to the donations.

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  2. With that little tidbit.......we learn something new everyday! Love the color blending as well. And love the name. Just think......you could do a whole series of Afghans and name each for a different type of bird! I am thinking that at the end of the year our Afghan numbers will be way up there!

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  3. Thanks Marj and Sally for the visits and comments. Sally, that's a cleaver idea about the birds. I'm going to give that some thought with squares left not yet designed etc.

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  4. Blue Jay is very nice. I didn't know that tidbit about the Blue Jay. Interesting...

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  5. I look forward to seeing this one put together. Very pretty colors.

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