Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spring Tulips

I love seeing my very early Tulips - all yellow. The reds will follow and then my mixed. The Tulip is one of the world's most easily recognized and loved flowers. They are not too elegant, too romantic, too big, too small, or too bright; the tulip is always just right. They are like a favorite pair of jeans or your mom's fresh-baked cookies in that the meanings of tulips express genuine coziness and comfort in all of the right ways.


Paper Pieced Block A Day:

Clover & Violet - Garden Steps

The Raspberry Rabbits - Hannah & Harrington


I'm working on a project for the Festival of HST's and SewLux orphan Charm Challenge. Just the hand quilting to finish up and then the binding.

And I wanted to start working on this month's Schnibble pattern - Summer Day. Using 'Sophie' by Chez Moi for Moda. A lot of geese units to make!

**will be linking up with Patchwork Times**


Nothing witty - just some reminders:

Remember next week is link up to the May For Me Bingo Card! Please visit Tonya for the rules.

You can still join in with the Hands2Help charity quilt drive. Please visit Sarah for all the particulars.

And the Ackfeld Wire Blog Hop starts the 16th - there will be give aways.

Sewingly Yours,


  1. I am looking forward to the Ackfield wire hop. Won't you be a guest poster?

  2. lovely blocks Sharon.xx

  3. Love the tulips...sure sign of spring!
    The new snibbles pattern looks interesting ...looking forward to seeing it made up.

  4. Sharon, I love all your blocks! Your Clover and Violet stitchery block is just so sweet! Nice to see the start of Summer Day...your fabrics are perfect!

  5. I just finished my "rabbit block" like that one and hope to get the piecing done today. I'm loving those blocks! blessings, marlene

  6. Beautiful tulips! I love all the lovely spring flowers - had to show off mine on my blog yesterday! LOL Your paper piecing is stunning.

  7. I just love tulips and yellow ones are my favorite

  8. Gracious, Sharon ... I have trouble finding time for blogging, much less all the marvelous sewing/quilting you're doing!! Loved the sentiment you expressed about tulips; they are a favorite of mine. And they smell wonderful, too! :)

  9. I'm thinking of summer with all of those wonderful blocks!

    Your tulips are so pretty. What a wonderful display of color!

  10. Beautiful tulips.
    Love your paper pieced blocks.

  11. I love all the blocks. Perhaps the bird houses are my fav.

  12. You've got me thinking--maybe I should hand quilt my postage stamp quilt...

    Your paper pieced blocks are very ambitious. They look great!

  13. Love your Sewhooked Garden Party blocks. Nice colors.
    Thanks for the reminders.

  14. LOVE your YELLOW TULIPS! I love yellow, and pink, and blue... For a long time I didn't care for yellow. Then I joined the quilting, blogging community and fell in love with yellow.
    Your paper pieced blocks are all wonderful, especially the birdhouses.
    Thanks for the reminders. Time is flying. Soon it will be May for You, Sharon :D

  15. As always wonderful blocks!! I have my fabric out for this months Schnibbles...let the geese making begin!

  16. All those pictures are now posted...grin. You have been a busy bee and handquilting as well.

    Your my hero Sharon.....giggle.

  17. Beautiful tulips... and all the lovely blocks!! Looking forward to see your HST project...

  18. Hope you are feeling better now! I love seeing what you have been up to! Those blocks are wonderful! You need to enter them into BOM Rehab. Your Spring blocks are gorgeous also!!!

  19. Love all your beautiful blocks! You have been busy!

  20. Quilting with embroidery floss, what a great idea to have so many colors to choose from. Do you have any trouble with the floss knotting up on you?