I am in the Gridster Bee this year and Elizabeth's blocks last month were little pigs. I sent my two off to Elizabeth and then made one for myself. I think I need to do more of these. She should soon be posting her adorable finish on her blog so be sure to watch for it. The pigs are a slight variation of the pattern found on The Objects of Design blog.
Spring also means the arrival of the fair pigs. Two of the grandchildren will be fattening these pigs up before August.
My April Gridster Bee blocks were finished and sent to Nancy. This is her own design and it is really fabulous.
One of our granddaughters turns sixteen in June. They have each asked for a "grown up" quilt for their 16th birthdays. I've had a layer cake for some time that she has loved. Researching patterns for layer cakes, I found a fun one on the Missouri Star tutorials. I really love the colors and how the design shows off the great fabrics.
March geese are flying to join the flock in my Temperature Quilt. The temps are moving more into the oranges with a red one in there too. Yesterday saw another red one with our high of 90*. I'm glad to see the blues disappearing. My sister in Alaska is doing this project with me and she is happy that April has seen some temps above freezing so her geese can fly upright. She has no blog, but you can check out her glorious colors on her IG account (@alaskanquilter)
To close off, I will share a few more fun spring photos. Springtime brings new little hatchlings. My mom had her resident hummingbird lay two more eggs in her porch plant again this year. In the last month we have gone from eggs to babies nearly ready to take flight.
Meanwhile, at our house we also have new hatchings. We have three little yellow balls of fluff and one white one. Since they hatch two days apart from each other, the little white one is much smaller than the one who is a week old, but I love how the littlest one manages to crawl into the middle of the pile.
One final spring picture.....our son and DIL went to see the poppies blooming and sent me this photo. It's amazing what a normal rainfall year will produce.