When I turned on the computer this morning, I was greeted by an email from Bird Brain Designs reminding me that Easter is only five weeks away. Five weeks! Yikes! That means it's time to start thinking about getting the Easter decorations out, but when am I going to do that? The next couple weeks will be busy already.
Each year I get an urge to make Easter quilts, but most years the holiday sneaks by before I make many plans. Maybe I'll have time to do something this year. Usually, though, I'll at least make something quick, like the small Bette Bunny wallhanging--and I DO have plans to make another this year for someone special. The one below--I think I made it last year--is hanging at my desk at work. (There's a technique tutorial in my side bar that shows how I make these types of wallhangings pretty quickly--I know I can make it in about two evenings.)
You know what else is coming up soon? St. Patrick's Day! And yes, I need to get out my St. Patrick's Day "stuff" too. At least I have a couple quilts for it. One year I made a couple small ones (the photo of one follows) and there's a pattern/tutorial for it in my sidebar.
Then I made a larger version and finally got around to quilting it last year. (It was one of my 11 in '11 quilts.)
Now I'm using a narrow "breakfast bar" size table in the kitchen--maybe I'll think about making only three of the shamrock blocks to make a table runner. Or make a couple placemats with two shamrock blocks in each. Then again, maybe I'll think about it NEXT year and think about Easter THIS year.
How about you? Have you made anything yet for St. Patrick's Day or Easter this year? If not, do you have any plans?