Free pattern & finish!
First off, I have this cute pattern that I want to give away. (the pattern is on its way to OK!) It's so cute that I bought it twice! The size is Xsm (3-4) to Sml (5-6), girls' tops, shorts and capri pants. The first person to request it will get it, so if anyone is interested just e-mail me or leave me a message with your contact info.
Also, the blue & white $5 block quilt is done, yea! Unfortunately you can't see the quilting, and I did quite a bit of hand quilting on it. I have a few years worth of $5 blocks and I think this is the first one I've actually made into a quilt.
The problem with sampler blocks is that I don't find much room to do anything to make it unique. I know there are a variety of ways to set them, but I usually like to add a border with some applique or something to make it my own, and it seemed to me like it would have just looked to busy with blocks like this. That's just me, though, I know a lot of quilters out there would find all sorts of amazing things to do.
Pretty cute, eh?
Even better with this sweet little missy in it!
We actually had a warm enough day for her to wear it, though we're not having too many of those. Mostly it's been in the 50s and cloudy or rainy, but who's complaining? I'm so glad that spring is working its way back and I don't have to wear a heavy winter coat and boots every time I got outside.
I was able to pick a handful of daffodills today, but very few are blooming yet. We have about a trillion daffodills on our land, so it's pretty great when they're all in bloom.
Fortunately some bloggers in warmer parts of the country (or world) are sharing pics of their flowers in bloom, so I'll just live vicariously through them for a while longer!