February 24, 2016

Springtime --- where are you?

Winter photo © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
Winter, go away ...
Well, I can certainly say, that while looking out my window today, springtime can't come soon enough. Oh, I know -- my view is spectacular, but I've had enough of winter.

So, here is a bright and cheery start to a new quilting project -- the Springtime quilt block.

Springtime quilt block image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
Springtime quilt block
This nine patch block will give you some excellent practice sewing your quarter inch seam allowance as there are quite a few pieces. Now, having said that, there is nothing difficult in making this block. Squares, rectangles, half square triangles and flying geese units -- all basic quilt patches -- are all that are used.

I stuck with the obvious colours, derived from the block name, but you can change up those colours for a an original and totally different look.

And speaking of springtime ...

  • "The beautiful spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."
    ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs

  • "It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time."
    ~ Philip Dunne

  • "The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."
    ~ Henry Van Dyke

  • "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
    ~ Hal Borland

  • "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' "
    ~ Robin Williams

"Springtime' quilt block image and "Winter" image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com

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