Flowers! It is spring and things are starting to blossom! They've inspired me to work on my 9-patch, floral quilt. Yesterday I finished stitching 54 large squares, each with nine smaller squares. The soft, pastel color of the flowers enticed me to take a walk in my yard to see what was blooming there.
The ornamental fruit trees are blooming. I love how they blossom so gracefully in little clusters that all radiate from a central point.
The next door neighbors have a dozen very large apricot trees in their front yard. Their blossoms are nearly done, but a pink haze still creates floral beauty.
The daffodils still cheerfully greet each day, but they are starting to droop a bit as their season ends. Slowly they are being replaced with the tulips that are just starting to bloom. The tulips in my flower beds are bright, vibrant, and bloom in a variety of colors.
It's April! And it's a wonderful time of year! I love the first blossoms of spring! Do you have flowers blooming in your yard?
No, it will be another month or more for us to catch up with you. It is lovely to see all the spring flowers there!ReplyDelete
What intrigues me most,though, is the nine-patch quilt you are working on. It looks so feminine and dreamy...something of a Cath Kidstone look. Have lots of fine with it!
Nine Patch is my all-time favorite blocks. So simple and it always seems to capture my heart. Imagine my delight when - many years ago - my dear mother-in-law gave each of 'her girls' a handmade quilt she made before she met my father-in-law. The one she chose for me has lots of yellow, which she knew I loved. What she didn't know was that the nine-patch was my favorite. And her quilt remains a favorite! I can't wait to see yours when it's finished. Hmmm. . .I think I should make one, too!ReplyDelete
Yes, a very few but the buds are beginning to open on others. I hear the tulips are going to be late this year because of the cold snap we had...ReplyDelete
Oh, I absolutely LOVE your fabric choices in your nine patch!!!!!! You are making ME want to do a nine patch--my only problem is I have too many other quilts started. . . but you never know. Just might do it any way! :)ReplyDelete
Your quilt is going to be gorgeous. I can tell. Oh, please show it to us when you finish. SusanReplyDelete
No flowers for us yet... the snow just melted a few days ago. But soon. The floral fabrics you are using in your nine patch quilt are really pretty. Can't wait to see it finished.ReplyDelete
The calendar says it's spring... but no blooms yet!! Still too cold here!ReplyDelete
Our tulips are beginning to replace the daffodils also. Yesterday we covered a few blossoming branches on our edible cherry tree so the birds and squirrels can't have all the cherries. We will see if it works. The blossoming trees are just beautiful now.ReplyDelete
So green and beautiful. I miss that! :( TammyReplyDelete