Thursday, March 22, 2007

Spring Treats

As it's the time of year when chicks come into their own I've been making yet more for the Easter Treat Sale at DS's school.

They are all the same this time, so much quicker to make from strip piecing than cutting and sewing individual squares. You've probably all had your fill of daffodils by now but I couldn't resist taking a picture of the ones at the bottom of our garden. The weather was so good last weekend that even the rabbit got out onto the lawn for a few hours, it's been rubbish since, cold and windy but the forecast for the weekend is sunny. We live in hope.

21 comments:

joyce said...

What a cute idea to make little chicks for the students. THey will love them. Much better idea
than candy or cake.

Clare said...

Fiona - they are gorgeous! Much better than those small fluffy yellow ones that you buy in the shops. Can't believe it is only about 2 weeks until Easter, and yet it is still freezing.

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a great picture of happy looking little chicks! Very cute indeed.

Elaine Adair said...

The chicks are darling! And I know how to make them, just never get to it! What wonderful gifts they would make!

Lovely daffodils - we are still waiting in cold Nebraska, USA, although I've seen a few on the south sides of houses -- not at my house yet, unfortunately.

Jane Weston said...

Don't they all look sweet sitting that basket. I love the way you used buttons for eyes...very clever.

anne bebbington said...

Those chicks look splendid in those colourways - and you can never have too many daffodils - take heart it is supposed to come milder over the weekend - thank goodness

Diannia McDonald said...

Where could I find the directions to make these chickens? I need a project for several teen-age girls.

dmcdonal@muscatine.k12.ia.us

Tazzie said...

Those chicks are just gorgeous! What a super idea for the school sale. I just adore those daffodils. I can only dream about them right now!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Screen Door said...

I'm jealous----they're beautiful...

I never tire of them...thanks for sharing

meggie said...

I love those chicks, & agree, much nicer than sweets. I saw instructions for making them, but now has lost track of them?

And I never get tired of seeing Daffs!!

Lois R. said...

Sick of daffs? Impossible!

The chicks look too cute!

Libby said...

These are just the kind of chicks you can put all in one basket *s*

No such thing as too many daffodils.

david santos said...

Hello, FIONA!
tHIS WORK IS VERY NICE. THANK YOU
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND

teodo said...

Hi Fiona. These chicks are very happy and nice!!!
Thanks. ciao ciao

Judy said...

Ah my favorite flowers of all!! Great chicks!

Conni Lu said...

The basket of chicks is toooooo cute. Love 'em.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

As you can imagine,l Love the chicks. I may have to add a few in like that as well for our coming fete.
Your daffodils give me hope that rain will come here so i get to see mine. Cheers, Tracey

Nadine said...

Hi, Fiona !
I just discovered your blog While writing a comment on Simonetta's, and I'll certainly come back very often . Thanks for all the beautiful quilts, the bright ideas, and the interesting books !
Guess what ? I just happen to have your "Antique Cutie" pattern in one of my australian P&Q mag. (only the sashings are different).I even made a test block, some time ago !, and now you're tempting me to make it ! I guess I'm going to cut many bay leaves now ... LOL

Have a nice Sunday !
Friendship threads from NADINE in Belgium.

ps : I tried unsuccessfully to e-mail you...

Bea said...

Great chicks! I feel the sun in your pictures!

Belém said...

Your chickens are great. They remember Easter time is coming.

Chookyblue said...

love the chicks and the daffodils. You are waiting for warmer weather I am waiting for cooler winter to come. Enjoy