Thursday, May 02, 2013


I love yellow!  The sunshine - how lovely to have several days of brightness in a row!  The flowers - yellows are abundant in my garden right now.  And quilts - this one is a winner!

a yellow pansy

I saw a quilt like this one on Emily's blog on her March 25th post, 'I've Got Sunshine'.  I decided to make something similar because I needed the bright yellows to remind me that spring was just late and would come eventually.  I love how it turned out.  It's just a flimsy right now, but I will sandwich it and quilt it before the end of the month.   Thank you Em, for your inspiration!

I call it my 'Ray of Sunshine'/

Daffodils are blooming everywhere.  These are from my back garden.  There are more in my front yard.

creamy ones with bright, yellow centres

yellow ones with yellow centres

white ones with yellow centres

Some early tulips.  These look reddish orange when in bud, but when they open their insides are a creamy, light yellow.

And my Ranunculus.  There are hundreds of species, including buttercups in this genus.  I planted it a few weeks ago, along with some potted tulips and pansies into the urns at my front door.  Every time I pass by them I am amazed by their beauty!  They are in the Ranunculaceae family.

some yellow daffodils with peachy, double centres

a neighbour's forsythia bush  

And, last, but not least, another shot of my Ray of Sunshine quilt.  After all, this is a quilt blog.


dutchcomfort said...

Wow, such a happy coloured post, flowers and quilt-top. Lovely!

em's scrapbag said...

What a sunny post. I love all the yellow!

Wacky Woman said...

What a happy post. I love daffodils, especially paired with purple iris'. I'm having blogger trouble this morning. Hope you get this comment.

Monica said...

Gosh you've been productive lately, Hetty! This is a very cheerful post!

Dolores said...

Looks like you've been hard at work both sewing and gardening.

betweens said...

hetty this is a wonderful way to celebrate spring by visiting your blog! gorgeous flowers and a perfectly wonderful quilt to commemorate spring.