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In the Pacific Northwest, today is absolutely beautiful day. Sunny, warm, it’s supposed to get to 60 degrees or more today, there is no wind, and the sky is a beautiful shade of blue! Absolutely perfect weather!

I feel sorry (sort of) for my friends in the Midwest and East Coast who still have cold and snow – lots of snow – on the ground. I talked to my Mother this morning who lives in the far north Chicago suburbs, and she said is was barely above freezing with at least 12 inches of snow and ice on the ground!

It may not ofically be Spring yet, but we know it is coming! This morning we set the clocks forward an hour and tonight it will stay light out until after 7 pm. Woo hoo!!!

Over the last few weeks I sent out an email to my quilting list and asked people to finish this thought –

I know it’s Spring when…

I couldn’t believe it but 97 people responded! I took all the responses and posted them on the Longarm U website. You can view the responses by Clicking Here I had to make three web pages to get all the responses listed.

Some of the responses are funny, some are thoughtful, but ALL are wonderful. I thank everyone who took the time to respond to the question.

If you have some time and want to Think Spring, read the responses by Clicking Here There are also several Spring quilt photos posted too.

If you would like to make your own “bit of Spring” quilt, check out the Daffodils in Bloom quilt. For details on this online class Click Here 

Click on the photos below for a larger view.

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This is a banner type of quilt. The class pattern also includes a Twin and King Size instructions.

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Here is a close up of the quilting. You DON’T have to be “artist” to quilt the dragonfly. Hint – it’s all free hand ovals and swirls!

Now it’s time for me to go outside and work in the garden!

Happy (early) Spring to everyone! 

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I have been working on a lot of things lately, but my most recent project is my new Daffodils in Bloom quilt! This quilt is soooo cute. If you are feeling like Spring will NEVER arrive, you can create your own Spring with pieced Daffodils hanging on your wall or on your bed!

Click on any photo for a larger view

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This is the single blossom wall quilt, which is about 23 x 28 inches. The piecing is easy and the quilting, all free hand, is also easy. This would make a quick project for a spring gift.

And yes, I have an online class for this pattern. For complete details about this class  Click Here 

You can view this class online, purchase a DVD or purchase the piecing pattern only. For all the class details and pricing information Click Here 

Here is a 4 Daffodil Banner or Table Runner, finished size about 29 x 59 inches.

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I know that some of you may be looking at the piecing and saying “I hate making those long triangles.” You don’t have to say that anymore! I have found a quick and easy way to make these long triangles by folding and pressing them. There is NO special cutting equipment needed.

Here is a video on how this fold and press technique works

 

 

And here is one more photo. This is a 15 Daffodil Quilt, about twin size-ish at 68 x72 inches. This quilt has not been quilted yet, but it will be soon – and of course I’ll post photos!

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Bring Spring into your “space” with a (relatively) easy quilt!

Think Spring!!! Think DAFFODILS!!!

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