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She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,

She wore her greenest gown;

She turned to the south wind

And curtsied up and down.

She turned to the sunlight

And shook her yellow head,

And whispered to her neighbour

"Winter is dead."

A. A. Milne, 'When We Were Very Young'

As I write the daffodil buds outside my window are starting to unfurl and light up our a sleepy winter garden with a dash of brilliant yellow. I'm celebrating their arrival with a new pattern called Sunshine.

This bright, happy quilt, based on a vintage 1930s quilt block, made the cover of Today's Quilter a few years ago - always a bit of a thrill - but for those who missed it, I've released it as a stand alone pattern. I made my original Sunshine quilt with a cheery layer cake called Sunday Stroll by Bonnie & Camile...

my scrappy version of Sunshine

But I've also included a variation in the pattern called Spring Sunshine, which works with Fat Quarters and was entirely inspired by those daffodils outside my window....

the Spring Sunshine pattern variation: a host of golden daffodils

I spent St. David's Day making a few blocks...

Real or quilted, there isn't anything quite like a vase of daffs to light up the house, so go on, treat yourself to a bunch,

Nicola xx


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