Spring is very slow in coming to our area this year. I think we had our first major snowstorm ( 2 of them, in fact) in March and we actually had little snowbanks in our yard and around town until just a few weeks back. Earlier this week we had crazy high temperatures which made me want to rip the cover off the pool and jump right in. Today the temperature is more seasonal and I hope it stays like this for a while.
No matter what the weather is doing, the bulbs seem determined to poke their little flower heads out of the ground no matter what! So, although we don’t see much greenery yet, we at least have some tulips, daffodils, and grape hyacinths to make it look like springtime.
The nicer weather draws me outside and so the quilting projects suffer a bit. I definitely get way more accomplished in the fall and winter than the other two seasons. But then, in my mind, quilting just seems “to go” more naturally with those cozier seasons too! How about you? Do you quilt more in the fall and winter, or are you an “all-season” quilter?
The piggy quilt that I started a few weeks back got all finished up and is hanging in my quilt room. It was really a quick and easy project, plus it used up lots of scraps…a win-win for me! Honestly the quilt is a little small for that spot in my room, but I wanted something cheery and bright there for now. ( I figured that the “Let It Snow” quilt that had been hanging there might be hampering the arrival of Spring, so it had to come down!)
So cute! I really like the colorful pigs, and I think they would make really sweet place mats too! Remember that the pattern and template are available right here. And you could of course make the piggies all one color too….hmmmm, I might have to try that next, because I do think pigs are awfully cute :).
I did start another little project this week, that I am really hoping to finish before Easter! It is a pattern by Sweetwater and I thought some of my new mushroomy fabrics would look very sweet in it.The strips lended themselves perfectly to being done as a Quilt As You Go project too, so that was a bonus!I just blanket stitched around the “scallops” and then simply quilted in the ditch between the rows after they were assembled.
The bunny fabric is at the end and I decided to quilt that a little more intricately because there are no scallops. I love how it turned out! So now I am busy binding this and hopefully I will get it done in time. But I think it can be out for the rest of the season because the colors are just so springlike anyway, so I am not going to stress over it!
Even though my quilt room is filled to the brim with all kinds of colorful fabrics and accessories, when you look up, it is very blah and boring, with its white walls and ceiling. Sooo, I decided to remedy that by making this banner( I totally stole this idea from the store we visited a few weeks back~read more about that here).
I think it adds just the right festive touch to my room! And it was super easy and CHEAP to make! So if you need a banner for any occasion ( I am thinking bridal shower, birthday, graduation, anything you can think of!), you might want to consider making one of these. I have added the tutorial for the banner in my tutorial section.
You may also have noticed that I added a “recipe” section. I am planning on adding easy, and /or delicious not-to-be-missed recipes there. Make sure to check it out! So far it has one recipe, but it is a great one and you will definitely want to make it..soon…maybe right now….and send me some 🙂
Sooooo, to celebrate the arrival of Spring I want to host a little give away! This give-away is open to everyone who subscribes to my blog ( if you arrived here by chance, you can sign up in the box on the right hand side of this post where is says “follow me by email”). Just leave me a comment telling me what project you are working on right now, or what project you are hoping to get started on soon. I will close this give away on April 30th, 2017. One person will be randomly selected out of all the entries and will receive this prize:A mini pattern by Fig Tree Quilts, called Painted Ladies, and a mini charm square package! ( please note that the mini charms will NOT be big enough to use in the pattern, but I thought they were “spring-y” so I paired them together!)
I wish you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter!
Until next time, happy creating!