A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Friday, 23 March 2012

Spring is here

Even though our lawn was a bit frozen this morning, spring really has arrived. Birds are really noisy and using anything to make a nest. Yesterday I say a sparrow robbing from an unused blackbird's nest what ever it could use.
The horse chestnut tree is about to burst!

Yesterday I found these in our letter box:
from the Japanese x and + block swap organised by IssabellatheCat
I had a look at all the other blocks in the swap on Flickr and now I'm tempted to make a quilt with these: I'm starting to love these blocks! I would try and make adjoining pieces of fabric to contrast, so they would stand out.

And this morning I got this from the Somewhere over the Rainbow Charm Swap, organised by Strawberrypatchramblings (that is a bit of a mouthful, actually): a beautiful TESCO bag!! And more:

I've got quite a few of these now and should be able to do something nice with them.
I'll just have to sleep a few nights (weeks, months?) over it.

Now for my Friday Finish:
It's nearly done and it's such an easy quilt pattern (block) that it should've been quilted and bound, but Migraine loves me so much; she keept coming back for more and then some!

size: 70" x 70"

Linking up with Amanda Jean at Friday Finish.

Have a great weekend enjoying SPRING!!


  1. Yay Spring! It wasn't a hard winter here in Ontario for us, but still, spring is always welcome!! Your quilts are beautiful!

  2. Beautiful picture of the budding tree with the open field behind. So sorry to hear about your migraine-- that's no fun. Your Friday finish block looks like a great one!

  3. I LOVE the spring time xx tell migrain to pop over to some-one elses house for a while so that you can finish this wonderful quilt xx

  4. very nice star block you have there;)

  5. Wow, that is one big star!! I'm sorry to hear about your migraines, that's no fun at all. Hope you have a wonderful spring-y weekend with lots of sewing as well!

  6. Great things you posted about! The rainbow swap I'm in probably needs a few more weeks. I am so excited though. Is the Dutch name for the horse chestnut similar to the German Kastanie? I love those trees! Have not seen one in the States yet, although I believe they grow there, too - somewhere ;-)

  7. I love your giant star quilt top. I'd like to try that with some of my vintage sheets!

    Happy sewing!

  8. Lots of fabric-y goodness there!

  9. I'm a bit (no a lot) behind blog reading. Hope your migraine is long gone by now and you're enjoying spring. We had a taste of warm weather for the past two days but are now back to cold and windy weather. The star quilt is lovely. Look forward to see it quilted and bound.