Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Colors - Red and Blue and Green and So Many More

I've had these little disappearing nine patch blocks for a long time.  They were leftover from a previous quilt and I just forgot about them.  After finishing the floating circles quilt, I've been at sort of a loose end, not really knowing what I want to do next. So, in  looking through my various caches of stash, I found these and there were just enough to set them six rows by seven rows. I bordered them in a solid red and then with the red and white print.

The backing is two red flannel fabrics.  Don't you like the Mickey Mouse?

Here's a closer look at the binding with the backing on the bottom and the front on top. I think some child will really like it one of these days. My friend Sandy and I are making quilts now for a woman's shelter. 

Meanwhile outside the minions (chickens) are busily cleaning out the flower beds.

The sky today has been such a beautiful, brilliant blue.  The bare tree is a pecan in our neighbor's yard.  They are always the last to get their leaves. The leaves you can see in front of that are peach tree leaves. Spring is well and truly here, thank God! I was beginning to think Winter would never end.
Our yellow angel trumpet has all dead big, tall branches, but as you can see, new growth has already appeared at the base.  It's time to get those dead branches taken out now.  I have been waiting to be sure we were through with freezing weather.

This is new growth on the fig tree.  We have had a more normal (that is, rainy) Spring this year, so hopefully we'll have some figs!

And here's a little look at other parts of the back yard and patio.  Don't you love seeing the flowers come back?  I sure do!

I hope you are seeing something in your world that gives you hope for a brighter future.

Hugs and kisses,


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

So glad that spring is really showing up for you ... obviously we're running behind you ... but I saw signs of spring on my "walkabout" yesterday. What a sweet little quilt ... you're right ... some will love it!

Thimbleanna said...

Another great quilt Elaine! I LOVE the Mickey print -- it's perfect!

Exuberant Color said...

You can never go wrong with red! I love the Mickey print on the back.

You are way ahead of us for spring but I do see the tips of the daffodil leaves now that that snow is almost all melted.

Empty Closet Quilting said...

Such a sweet quilt and lovely thoughts for spring.

Wonky Girl said...

Yes, a child will love that quilt (I do too). The red back is fun.
No flowers in my yard but the trees and vining plants are sprouting green, figs too. I love figs and hope for a few this season.
I'm almost finished with my string top and will pull out a UFO next.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

It looks like spring has sprung!So very pretty! Lovely quilt. Have you ever considered teaching quilting classes? One could learn so much from you!

Susie Swanson said...

I'm so glad you're getting spring. It's been a long time coming this year and I love what you've done with the quilt. Just beautiful. Hugs, xo

Karen said...

Your quilt is great. It is a real bonus when you find some blocks that work in well with your plans. And the backing is fun, too.
Lovely to see some good weather turning up at your place.

Cheryl said...

Very nice quilt finish and I really like the backing fabric