by Mary Beth Krapil

Blossom by blossom the Spring begins. – Algernon Charles Swinburn

Has Spring arrived where you are? Here in North Carolina the tulips are blooming and that’s a pretty sure sign. The daffodils come up way before Spring decides to really take hold. They brave the chances of one more winter snow. Sometimes their prediction is right and other years they get frozen by several more weeks of winter. But the tulips are more patient and hang back til it’s a sure bet that the sun will shine most days and the temperatures will remain above the frost line.

happy tulips in my yard

If Spring takes too long, we can always count on quilts to provide our blossoms. Here are some great floral quilts from AQS Quilt Week in Lancaster, PA.

See the Leaves for the Tree
by Marilyn Farquhar
Heidelberg, Ontario, Canada

Petal Play
by Debra Lohman
Mechanicsburg, PA

Blueberry Hill
by Nancy Arseneault
Tucson, AZ

detail of
Blueberry Hill

by Aileyn Renli Ecob
Walnut Creek, CA

by Sachiko Yamaji
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

by Annie Miller Romero

Simple Gifts
by Sherry Southgate
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

by Maribeth Schmit

Bottles and Blooms
by Shannon Shirley

In Full Bloom
by Claudia Pfeil
Krefeld, Germany

Tiptoe Through the Tulips
by Shawna Crawford
Lewiston, MT

detail of
Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Twist of Flowers
By Anne Lillholm
Nuenen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

detail of
Twist of Flowers

Circle Doodles
by Rose Orr
Colchester, VT   I loved the fantastic quilting and this looked like a giant flower to me.

A kind word is like a Spring day.Russian proverb 

Be kind to each other and happy quilting!