My Alpine Home

Sunday, March 24, 2013

SEW in Love with Spring!

Living in a state that you easily see all four seasons I do my quarterly task of swapping out my quilts.

It’s SEW easy to see that Spring is my favorite season.  I have made so many Springtime quilts.

a couple are Easter themed while the others just Spring.

This ‘Chocolate Bunnies’ quilt drapes from my living room couch.

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Here’s a couple of close ups of the bunnies.  This was my first and last needle turned applique.

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This small bunny quilt hangs on the rail leading to our upstairs.

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A few years ago, my friends and I entered some quilts in a local show.  This won best of it’s category (baby quilts).  That was a real shocker!  Especially since we didn’t even know they gave out ribbons.

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This quilt in my family room is one of my favorite quilts.  I adore the colors and the sweet flowers.  I cuddle up with it to watch t.v. at night.

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Are you still with me?  Hang in, there is more!

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Don’t you love the soft pastels of Spring?  This one is in my entry along with the chenille pillow I made.

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I have a few stacked in my blue cabinet.  Some will be displayed better after I put away the bunny quilts.

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Pics of them opened up.

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This garden themed quilt hangs on a rack upstairs.  This was a group exchange with the ‘Dog Kennel Quilt Guild’.  I did this before I really knew how to quilt.  My block was the embroidered one.  I also added the vine around the basket.

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I’m sure that right about now you’re saying, “Enough Already”!

I’ll quickly show you two other Spring themed quilts.  These I will pull out after Easter.  The colors are not pastel, but still Springy.

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I love the chenille, ragged edge flowers, and buttons.  Also adore the colors in this quilt.

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This quilt has birds here and there throughout.

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Are you still with me?

Now that’s a whole lot of quilts!  Like I said, “easy to see that I love Spring”

Doesn’t this make you want to go SEW a SPRING quilt? lol!

Think maybe I should.  I haven’t (completed) anything since last Fall.  Did I mention that I have a couple kits for cute Spring quilts?

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sunday

Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday

Share it One More Time

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Fluster Buster for the Fluster Muster Party

Wednesdays Adorned From Above

The Scoop

Our Home Away from Home for Tuesday's at our Home

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home

46 comments:

Kris said...

"SEW" pretty! I love the chocolate Easter bunny quilt!!
xo Kris

Ellie VanCaster said...

What gorgeous quilts you make-so sweet and springish.
Have a good rest of the weekend.

Barbara F. said...

What a beautiful collection of quilts, Jann. And the fact that you made them is even better. I have always wanted to make one, started taking sewing lessons at home but it became too expensive and I gave up my machine when I moved. I love the chocolate bunny one and the birds, of course. xo

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

I love all of your Easter decor and your quilts are beautiful!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Chel C said...

So much beautiful colour! You are truly talented and how lucky for you to have true seasons, not the ones over here where they merge all in one day! Beautiful post. Chel x

sweet violets said...

You have made some pretty amazing quilts, they are all beautiful!!! So talented and industrious!!! I have never done applique, it frightens me!!!

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh- I used to quilt and haven't in a long time. You have some gorgeous quilts and I can certainly see why that baby quilt won the prize. I love the pillow with the flower on it, too. What a beautiful collection- xo Diana

Kathy Moreland said...

I need to learn to quilt! Yours are so pretty. Love the colors!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Everytime I see quilts I am sad that I don't know how to do it....I would love a springy one to use as a throw...I never get tired of seeing them...show some more!

Pondside said...

Every one of those quilts make me wish to learn to quilt - they are all so pretty and all in the sorts of colours and tones I like. Well done!

Mecky said...

There is no such thing as too many quilts!!
You have done a wonderful job on those. I love the fabrics you used. I adore each one.

My mom was a quilter and I know she would of enjoyed seeing your quilts.
Do be sure to get back to your projects since you said you haven't finished anything since last Fall. Mom left several quilts unfinished and I know she wanted to do them so badly but just didn't feel well enough before she passed. Listen to me saying that! LOL. I am the Queen of Unfinished Projects! I sure don't have room to speak! LOL

Winnie said...

I'm in love with this post!
You have no idea how much I love quilts and you have such gorgeous ones!
The pink-red one is my favorite

RopeSouls said...

I love each and every one of your quilts. You are one talented momma! Spring is in the air at the Olson Home. I miss it very much!

www.ropesouls.com

The French Hutch said...

Oh yes, still here! How could I leave a beautiful display of handmade quilts?!!! I’m not a quilter but a lover of quilts. My grandmother made quilt tops and had someones else quilt them. My mother-in-law has quilts she made displayed around her house like you. I love that look! You are so talented and very creative with your patterns. Thanks for sharing Jann.
Happy Easter.

~Emily
The French Hutch

lynn cockrell said...

Jann, all of your quilts really are SEW pretty. It would be difficult to decide which is the most lovely. The Bunny themed quilt with turned applique is wonderful. It is so intricate and colorful. I just love the different prints you used. Great job on all!

Pamela said...

What beautiful, beautiful quilts! It was a joy to see each one. There's just something about quilts that says, "home."

GardenofDaisies said...

I love both of your bunny quilts!!

Linda W. said...

Wow, I love all of your quilts! You are so creative. The bunny quilt is my favorite. Happy early Easter.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I have been sewing for decades, but I've only made a few patchwork pillows. I've recently been buying quilt books and fabrics and hope to find the time to make quilts for our grandchildren, and me, too. You've created some beautiful quilts and have inspired me to just do it!!

Your quilts add a cozy look to your home. :)

mimi_62 said...

No wonder you don't feel like quilting. You've made your share!! They are all beautiful.

mimi_62 said...

No wonder you don't feel like quilting. You've made your share. They are beautiful!!

Mary Redo said...

Oh, I love each one of them, just gorgeous! You are an amazing seamstress, for sure! Mary

amy mayen said...

Jann,
Wow! That IS a lot of quilts! I admire you, I tend to stick to the easy stuff. You have a lot of pretty Easter decor that I saw on the previous post. I subscribed to your site- can't wait to see what you show us next!

must love junk said...

Wow! You are seriously talented, girl! Love them all but especially the first bunny one :)
Susan

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I have never quilted...Ever! I love all of them, I can see why the one won a ribbon! Lord you must have a lot of space to store those all. What a great talent you have to make heirlooms!

Carol

Tammy Henderson said...

Oh Jann... Love all of the quilts...just Beautiful... I once thought I wanted to take up quilting...well let's just say I made a small wall hanging...lol. I really can appreciate all the work that goes into it. So now I just admire them. lol

Tammy Henderson said...

oops forgot to thank you for linking up to One More Time... Have a great week!

The Tablescaper said...

Your quilts are beautiful and a certain sign of Spring.

Wonderful to have you at SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

- The Tablescaper

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! Your quilts are very nice! I grew up with quilts for our bed covers and then my kids did also because my Mom supplied them! Now I am making a few but not nearly as fancy and nice as yours! Thanks for sharing! Nancy http://cozythymeblog.blogspot.com/

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your quilts!! I've made a few over the years. Makes me wish that I still worked at the quilt shop.
hugs,
Cindy

Micupoftea~ said...

Hi Jann,
Such a nice variety of sizes and shapes. I have always wanted to make an Amish-style quilt with jewel colors and black, no prints. I have several patterns I have yet to sew, and I have one half finished top...need to get on it! haha. I also want to make one of those tee-shirt quilts from all my daughter's tee shirts collected from clubs, school, etc.
SHawn

Kara Claflin said...

They are beautiful. You are certainly very talented. I have dabbled in quilting but never made a full size quilt before.

priscilla said...

Gorgeous quilts ! Love them all ! You are very talented :)

Fran. said...

Hello my name is Jann and I am addicted to quilts and quilting!!! LOL No really Jann these are BEAUTIFUL!! Awesome shabby chic colors for Spring and Babies. I know how hard it is when you love doing something that you can't help but doing it all the time. And sewing is such great therapy too!! Do you ever make mug rugs? I think they are so cool and such little works of art. Have a groovey day. XOXO Luv Fran.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Jann, Your quilts are gorgeous!! The bunnies are do cute, and I love the pastel colors.
I am so behind on my reading. Last Tuesday I went to work at 5:30am and got off at 12:15am! gone from home from 4:45 to 1 am the next day. I felt like I had been hit by a semi!
THANK YOU for featuring me on your blog, what a sweet surprise! Now I am snowed in at 1515. Well, I can use the rest!

Angela Ryder said...

Absolutely lovely! You're so talented! I wish I knew how to sew....only hems for me! So jealous!!

Di said...

Love the quilts especially the baby quilt with bunnies! Oh, and the pastel spring one with chenille pillow.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
That is a whole lot of quilts but my goodness are they all so pretty!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your quilts are all so beautiful. I love the bunny ones. I so need to improve my sewing skill when I see what you can do!

Rose L said...

I adore the quilts. I have always loved quilts and admire those who make them. I enjoy seeing the quilts at the state fair. The picture quilts and watercolor quilts are amazing.

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Jann...Your quilts are amazing! You could fill a gallery all by yourself! I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite. The whimsical patterns, prints, details, colors...are a delight!
They add the sweetest touch of Spring to your home. Your family must love them, too!
I couldn't help but notice your adorable swag! It reminds me of the one that my sweet Swap Pal made me for the Easter Swap.

I'm so glad you shared the work of your hands, my dear friend.

Blessings across the miles,
Carolynn xoxo

bj said...

A lovely collection of beautiful quilts. And, congratulations on winning with the cute baby quilt. :)
Over from Lavender....

Debra @ Homespun said...

You won't hear me say enough already. I love viewing these quilts...you are one talented lady!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful collection of quilts. I love the pastels and the chenille pillow is sweet. I also love the ones with the bunnies. Thanks for sharing these at my HOME and Happy Easter to you and your family, Jann!

Blessings,
Sandi

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Love all of your charming Spring quilts, I also have a first and last needle-turned appliqué quilt! Very challenging to get those edges turned under while retaining the shape of the piece.

Easter Blessings to you and your family.

Debra

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your quilts are quite lovely! I only have a few, and we too have blankets around to cuddle up to. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy