Spring is different than anyone expected this year. I was thinking of Bunny Rabbits and Chicks and Easter Baskets. (*See those below!) But, in the grocery store, before the world changed, I bought a beautiful, potted Blue Hydrangea. Suddenly I loved the spring flowers. Having it on my kitchen table has brought me so much happiness, I wanted to share it with others.
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I couldn’t resist sharing my original Blueberry (Hydrangea) Breakfast Cake recipe. I’m such a foody!
My mind raced to devise a quilt design on which to display a Hydrangea Pantograph. It’s been fun and I found that the emergence of the pretty spring flowers here in Kansas has lifted my spirits.
It’s really a simple design. Here’s how you do it.
1. Measurements for cutting flower block2. Sew squares for corners3. Trim corners4. Trimmed and pressed5. Pressed from front6. Finished flower – 9 1/2 “7. Measurements for chain block. 8. Piecing plan for chain – Piece large strips, then cut the 2″ sections. 9. Finished chain – 9 1/2″10. Pressed from back11. Pressed from front12. Arrangement of blocks
This could be adapted for pansies or any number of flowers in our gardens by changing the colors on this very simple pattern.
Our favorite Easter cookies. Hmm… Some might have been eaten before this picture!We paint them before baking with tinted egg yolk.The traditional favorite Betty Crocker recipe.I couldn’t find a little chick cookie cutter that I liked, so I made my own from a can!