Saturday, May 1, 2021

Spring Sewing

Well, winter did not rear its head this week, thankfully, even though it was a bit chilly for a couple of days.  

I managed a few hours in the sewing room this week and completed two more placemats for Meals on Wheels.  I have three more tops made and they will be quilted and bound this coming week.  I have fabric picked out for the rest of the dozen placemats I will be making and hope to finish them soon as well.  I am the type of person who likes to get things done ahead of time so I don't have the pressure of a deadline.  (I was not always like this!) The fabrics in these two placemats were leftovers from a quilt I made for the International Plowing Match in 2010 when it was held locally. 

The backing fabric was found in my stash. I enjoyed hand stitching the binding earlier today. 

We took Finn for a long walk today and he is completely worn out tonight.  He is going back to our daughter's place shortly as her work schedule has eased.  We will miss having him around!  This picture was taken on one of our walks earlier this week. 

 I managed to work on Love Birds several times this past week.  I will be adding more stitches to this project tomorrow for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and the others at her blog.  I had purchased extra blue floss a few weeks ago and this week, discovered that I won't have enough of the dark green floss.  I should be able to get some from a friend so I can finish the picture.  All of the craft stores are closed right now and I don't want to order one skein of floss online. 

Once Love Birds is done, I can work on a couple of embroidery kits that I received for Christmas.  

I finished two more white 16 patches for my next Colour Block quilt this week as my leader/ender project. 

At some point, this may become my main project in order to get all the blocks made. There will be 25 blocks in this quilt. 

This star block is for the May Elgin Piecemakers Comfort quilt.  Each member of the guild was given the pattern for this bock as well as the centre square.  We were asked to use spring colours.  I dug into my batiks to find these fabrics.

We are also making a kid's quilt each month for donation.  We were each asked to make two framed I spy blocks this month--I made three! The dog fabric was leftover from a quilt I made for a work colleague who was having a baby--18 years ago! The frames are from my blue scrap bins.  I will link up with the Rainbow scrap challenge folks too.  The colour for May is red so the red frame on the train block counts, I think!

The daffodils in our front yard are definitely past their prime but the backyard gardens are showing off several varieties, some of which were planted last fall. Our Eastern Redbud tree flowers should be bursting open any day now. 

Thanks for visiting! 


  1. Bits of BLUE and daffodils, too!! Enjoy the switch to RED for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

  2. The daffodils have finally bloomed in the part of the country! We don’t have red bud trees, but I enjoy seeing all the photos posted by others!

  3. It looks lovely and sunny in the photo of you and Finn. You will miss him! Great blocks and place mats too. I've cut some fabric for a leader/ender project but I already want to move it up to my main project LOL. Great I spy fabric btw. Annoying to run out of thread for your love bird project hopefully your friend will have the right colour. Stay safe!

  4. Your place mats are lovely and the kids quilt is so cute. I love daffodils they are so cheerful, mine are all gone now and I'm enjoying the tulips. Have a peaceful Sunday.

  5. Love your placemats. I really like I spy quilts. I will need to make some when I have grandchildren. Love Birds is looking great. I hope you can get the needed floss. I adore your daffodils. My favorite flower.

  6. isn't it nice to not have winter show up for a change!

  7. Thank you for sharing all the eye candy, the projects are beautiful and so is all the flowers.

  8. Gorgeous flowers, and lovely picture of your daughter and Finn! Love those 16 patches too. Great group of projects you have been working on! Happy stitching!

  9. Lots of lovely projects on the go. I love the cross stitched blue Rose. And that dog fabric! Not as cute as Finn, but still pretty cute!