Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Signs of Spring

I know it's spring because we celebrated Easter and second daughter's and daughter-in-law's (baby-mama) birthdays this past weekend. But, little by little, it's even started to look like spring in places besides the calendar. The Redbud tree in the backyard is blooming, and to me, that says spring even more than the daffodils and the tulips which, as you may recall, were blooming when we got our last snow!

So today, in true spring-fever fashion, I ignored anything prefaced with "must" or "need to" and played in the craftroom, sewing up this little quilt top.

Last month, in the My Favorite Quilters Flickr group, we had a 4-patch quilt block swap. We made five 4-patch blocks each for five other quilters and received back the same number of blocks. One of the swappers sent me an extra block and another sent two extra so I made two more to bring it to an even thirty blocks, measuring 24 x 28 inches.

I love the random variety of fabrics. After quilting and binding it, I think I'll use it for a table topper here at home or take it along on a picnic for two--you know when you don't want to mess with a full size tablecloth on the picnic table but would like to have something to eat your deli sandwich over:)

Hmmm, picnics...another sign of spring?



Tina said...

Love your little 4-patch quilt. I'm jealous, I want to ignore the have-tos and do something fun. Too many have-tos right now though.

paperhill said...

wow, you are amazing! love the picture of your fresh blooms and that quilt top is wonderful! you're so talented!!

Tess said...

Wow, the different colors and designs in this are wonderful. I think you are correct, it definitely calls out for a picnic once finished.

3rdEyeMuse said...

lovin the redwood blossoms .... almost as much as that quilt lop!