Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring, Happy Quilting!

In my back yard earlier this week...

Tulips peeking through the leaf mulch - south side of the house

My daughter's Edmonton street this morning...


And outside my front window right now, Mother Nature's undecided: "Rain? Or snow? Or maybe a wee bit o' both?"

Ah...but Eastern Canada's had it MUCH worse this week... I feel for my cousins in SW Quebec and New Brunswick...

Meanwhile, though most of today was "SAQA Day" (correspondence etc. on the computer), I managed to take 90 minutes or so to play with "Green Fields" (working title) for EBMC and the "Line Project".  I now have nine blocks mocked up in fabric on my design wall, including hints of purple to honour the humble prairie crocus:



I replaced the too-blue strips with a combination of more yellow-green/spring-green strips and some with hints of lilac/mauve a la crocus...And I'm letting it "percolate" a bit before I commit to sewing 'em together.

While they 'perc', I'm linking up to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday...and doing some hand work.

Have a great weekend, eh?

5 comments:

elle said...

I think our weather may be changing but you can't stop a crocus once it starts to bloom! great line up!

Maggi said...

I like the crocus addition.

Judy Warner said...

Looks very spring like to me. I was envious for a moment that the crocus was from your front yard - but I guess not. Much of our yard is still under feet of snow. :)

B. Garner said...

Hi Marg...There are little bits of green popping up here in Ontario as well, and sadly, its snowing! If you consider that this might just be the blanket the day lily's need, I guess it is tolerable. Wishing you sunshine.... thanks for sharing at OTWF.
Bethany

Kathie Briggs said...

Love to see a crocus even if its online. I woke up to snow. Not enough to shovel but enough to cover the ground. All is white again. But spring will come. Your crocus is the harbinger.