Monday, March 10, 2014

Sweet and Simple

Good Morning!  Thought I'd start out with this quote for a new day..."Don't allow yourself to wake up with yesterdays issues troubling your mind.  Refuse to live backwards, see everyday as a new chapter".  from ..... With that said let me introduce you to Sweet and Simple.
This quilt began the day my friend Leslie said, "I wish you'd design a sampler quilt.  The idea was introduced the spring of 2011.  Spring has a way of bringing inspiration along with gentle rains and warm sunny days.  Everywhere I looked outside, there was new growth springing forth, and the quilt block ideas sprouted to fruition just as quickly.  The first tender sweet peas and salad greens were sprouting through the warmed soil.  The tulips were sure to follow.  At this time the quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder came to mind, "it is the sweet and simple things of life that are the real ones after all".  I became aware, in a fresh new way, of the abundance of my life.  My heart was full and I began putting to cloth some of these simple things that have made my life so richly abundant.

Birds of a feather flock together.  The inspiration for this block came from a book of antique quilts.


"A house divided cannot stand".     -Abraham Lincoln

"Every visible thing is this world is put in the charge of an Angel".  St. Augustine

"To be love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides". 
Dan Viscott

And sheep.....mother and new baby.
Plant your seed in a row, one to eat and one to grow.

"Our life is frittered away by details...Simplify - Simplify".    -Henry David Thoreau
These are a few of the blocks.  I will share more tomorrow.  This pattern is now available in a spiral booklet, with a clear plastic cover protector, and can be found on my web site,
"A day without laughter is a day wasted".  Charlie Chapman


  1. Sweet and inspiring blocks! Your designs are charming.

  2. Very beautiful ... the blocks AND the quotes! Looking forward to tomorrow's post already!

    1. Thank you......there are 30 blocks in all. I just chose a few to high light.

  3. It is a journal in a quilt! Wonderful designs, Norma. You are an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you for sending that wise quote and including the site.

  5. I have just started Sweet & Simple. Love, love, love this quilt!

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