Friday, 15 April 2016

Splendid Spring

While I was on a short trip to Germany, our snow had melted away and the first spring flowers in the garden and by the roadside came out. I have tried to catch up with the Splendid Sampler QAL. This one was finished weeks ago:


Some blocks took their time, like this one with a stitched doily:


Some other came together more quickly.


Today is a lovely sunny day but still very cold for bare hands, especially after hanging some laundry on the line to dry in the fresh air.


I took all these pictures around nine this morning so the shadows are still long.


Migrating birds are returning to Finland, and after the trip we greeted many newcomers, like finches, robins and song thrushes.


The paper-pieced block above seemed awfully difficult but it really wasn't that bad.


The rhubarbs and this newest block somehow matched perfectly. 16 blocks done, two to go for now. 

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely display of your Splendid blocks!
    Happy weekend!

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  2. All your blocks are lovely. so glad you were able to get away. Take care. Hugs, Marie

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  3. Hienoja blokkeja! Kauniit värit! Siellä päin on jo raparberi hieman pitemällä, kun täällä:)

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  4. The blocks are looking good. The quilt along seems to be working well. I look forward to seeing more as the year goes bye.

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  5. Wonderful blocks Ulla, they look gorgeous.
    Hope you enjoyed your trip to Germany.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  6. A splendid spring indeed! Your paired your photos and blocks perfectly. The migrating birds really caught my eye. May you soon feel the warmth enough to shed the winter mittens.

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