Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Unfinished Spring Quilt


Spring is in the air and on the cloth....
I don't know why but I remembered this quilt I had started years ago today and went looking for it. (I apologize for the awful scans.) I found it just where I thought it would be safely tucked inside a shoebox. At the time I started this my grandmother had recently passed and I was proving to an Uncle that I did remember the way she stitched the designs onto her quilts. My grandma and granny made dutch girl and dutch boy quilts. We all have one; their children, grands and greats, and their nieces and nephews. My mom has taken up quilting now. To make for her grands and great grandchild. Mom even took some finished quilt squares of little dutch girls and made wall hangings for us girls one year for our birthdays. I love knowing both my grandmother and mother had a hand in stitching it.
I suppose I really should get busy with finishing this quilt, instead of letting it sit in a shoebox waiting to be assembled. My problem is time and, well, I really have no idea how I am going to quilt the layers together. I incorporated buttons, maybe too soon. I love those yoyo flowers, don't you?!

We'll be seeing many of these this weekend (see below), as if we haven't already.


The stores are full of Easter Baskets, assembled and supplies for the DIY individuals. A sure sign that sping is or will soon be here. I am ready for the sunshine but...we went from frigid 30+ degree days to hot 80+ days. What happened to the milder spring temps? Aren't we suppose to have spring weather between winter and summer? I do so hope we do not jump from winter to summer here in Kansas. I like the no coat, no sweat weather of spring. High 60's and low 70's year round would please me just fine. (That's a pipe dream.)

With all the baskets about and the colored eggs and chocolate bunnies please try not to forget the real reason for Easter. Teach your little ones the story. Pray together and be blessed,

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be You,

Tess

7 comments:

Valrie said...

Good Morning Tess! Thanks for jooining my May Day Swap and please spread the word! I would like you to stop over today and claim your Sunshine Award. Since joining blogland in February you are one of the woman I honored this week for bringing sunshine back into my life. I am so glad to have met you. I am definitely checking out AC! Have a blessed Easter!

Valrie
http://poemsmyay-valrie.blogspot.com

Kim Mailhot said...

I love traditions passed on from grandmas to moms to daughters...I don't have very many of them in my life so I admire them in others I think. Lovely yoyo flowers ! My grandmother did make those and sewed them together to make pillow covers. Fun to do in front of the boring tv in the evenings too.
Happy sewing !

lori vliegen said...

i love your quilt, tess.....those yo-yo's are great! i used to love making them!! many Easter blessings to you and your family! :))

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful piece work...love the yo-yo flowers :)

Valrie said...

Hi TE$S! I am so glad I found you, I didn't realize you were on poetry dances too! Also after seeing your AC button last week I joined and wrote my first article. They just notified me thye made an offer which I accepted and hopefully it will be published soon! I haven't been able to get the button to post on my blog so mayber you can help me there?

Have a wonderful week!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your question about Plarn yesterday, Tess. I have included the answer in today's blog post.

This is my first time to your blog and I'm totally impressed by your sewing abilities. Love these pieces. I think they would be perfect for when you have a few scraps of similar fabric lying around.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Dear Tess,
I love to trade the ATC with you especially like the quilt that you made.
Please send me your address to layhoon.chua@gmail.com

Thank you.