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spring beginnings ringo pie block

Each month I love this quilting bee more and more.  Of course it helps that everyone in Ringo Pie is ultra talented and creative.  March was Lucinda’s month and she chose the theme: beginnings.  I thought this was especially fun because she said groups of smaller blocks were welcome, so I went for it!
These three little quilt blocks are at the largest 6″ and at the smallest 4″ square.  Mine are tiny little new green leaves, but after looking at them I kind of thought they looked like hosta leaves.  
They’re one of the first plants we have in our backyard, and they come in such a variety of pretty shades of green and white.
Hope you like them Lucinda and your quilt is going to be just beautiful!
and just because I feel like it, here’s a fun couple shots of our new rope swing in action!

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52 Responses to spring beginnings ringo pie block

  1. Amy 04.04.2011 at 8:04 am #

    Great blocks Anna! I am so jealous of all of you in this bee. The blocks are just the best!

  2. aneela 04.04.2011 at 8:08 am #

    These are certainly truly spring like, LOVE them!!

  3. Vicky 04.04.2011 at 8:20 am #

    Very beautiful. Look forward to seeing the finished article.

  4. Jeannie 04.04.2011 at 8:36 am #

    Those are just great! I love all the shades you did and the piecing is perfect!

  5. Rossie 04.04.2011 at 8:42 am #

    so precious

  6. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 04.04.2011 at 8:48 am #

    Your blocks are gorgeous. I love how small and simple they are, yet they make a big impact. Clever idea. And the girls look thrilled with the new swing :)

  7. Grace 04.04.2011 at 8:51 am #

    oh they are so beautiful. I can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

  8. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy 04.04.2011 at 9:02 am #

    absolutely gorgeous…you always have such class in your simple and pure styles. I am in love, as always.

  9. Greta 04.04.2011 at 9:05 am #

    So pretty.

  10. Larissa 04.04.2011 at 9:27 am #

    Wow, those are really pretty. You know I’m a sucker for anything with leaves. Love your girls’ hats too. So cute!

  11. Kerry 04.04.2011 at 9:43 am #

    These blocks really make me sigh! (in a good way) the patterns are just right and great print orientation and placement too, I totally see the Hosta leaf shape

  12. virginiamae 04.04.2011 at 9:55 am #

    Beautiful! Love the fabrics as well!

  13. Suzanne 04.04.2011 at 9:56 am #

    I love those — so beautiful and original. Love the pattern, the choice of colors and the “theme.”

    Today I posted about your 241 Pattern and showed my creation with that pattern. Later this week I’ll show another that I made for myself!

    Love the pattern!

  14. Chris {frecklemama} 04.04.2011 at 9:58 am #

    Those are beautiful (blocks and kids). Seriously, gorgeous unique block design.

  15. nest full of eggs 04.04.2011 at 10:01 am #

    these leaves are so clever !

  16. Chris 04.04.2011 at 10:09 am #

    Anna these are gorgeous! I love the simplicity.

  17. hungiegungie 04.04.2011 at 10:32 am #

    it’s times like these, that i wish i were a quilter- those are right up my alley. so simple and sweet!

  18. leigh 04.04.2011 at 11:19 am #

    These are gorgeous! I love them!

  19. septemberbird 04.04.2011 at 11:32 am #

    Thank you Anna! These are so perfectly what I was looking for and I love the tiny block sizes :)

  20. mandiegirl 04.04.2011 at 11:45 am #

    These are SO beautiful! I love, love LOVE them!

  21. Jamie Fields 04.04.2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I am in love with these blocks… But HOW in the world do you do it?? I love to sew (although I am pretty new at it, and not so great) I have made a few of the things in your tutorial section… These are absolutely beautiful and I would love to be able to do something like this some day!Any hints/tips/advice would be awesome!

  22. Emily 04.04.2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Those are gorgeous blocks! Love the pictures of your girls!

  23. Ruth 04.04.2011 at 12:47 pm #

    These blocks are beautiful! The leaves on the hostas in my garden are just unfurling so this is quite apt!

  24. Rachel Hauser 04.04.2011 at 12:54 pm #

    You know I love the blocks (flickr), but I also love those pictures of the girls. Aren’t they having fun! I’m wondering if they dress themselves monochromatically all by themselves? Love it!

  25. Poppyprint 04.04.2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Super sweet (your blocks and your girls!).

  26. tusen 04.04.2011 at 1:20 pm #

    beautiful, they sing spring to me :) Great choice of colours and patterns.

  27. ayumills 04.04.2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Love them! Lucinda’s quilt is going to be really beautiful!

  28. commonthreads 04.04.2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Those are awesome sprouts. You’ll have to post a tutorial. Can’t wait to see it all put together!

  29. Nova 04.04.2011 at 3:35 pm #

    the sweetest blocks I ever saw. truly. love them.

  30. ColorSlut 04.04.2011 at 3:58 pm #

    These quilt pieces are fantastic. The best blocks I’ve seen in a while!

  31. lind-design 04.04.2011 at 4:00 pm #

    This looks fantastic. I am looking forward to see the result.

  32. Bego 04.04.2011 at 4:04 pm #

    wow, beautiful! how did you manage to sew that, i mean, those curved lines? amazing

  33. Jeni 04.04.2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Anna, these are gorgeous! Love them! :)

  34. Jessica 04.04.2011 at 4:47 pm #

    um, these are amazing. I’ve never attempted quilt blocks before, but I’m pretty sure this would be hard and if I tried it they would come out looking like wavy va-jay-jays! yours are perfect.

  35. hart44 04.04.2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Your blocks are beautiful :) they remind me of Spring and warmth :)
    The girls look like they are having so much fun on the rope swings, oh to be a child again :)

  36. Krista 04.04.2011 at 5:52 pm #

    These are so pretty! The colors are very soothing. Like Amy, I’m jealous of all the blocks that are coming out of this bee!

    Hostas are great plants. So hardy! I had some at my old house and they were also the first plants to come up.

  37. DKB 04.04.2011 at 6:16 pm #

    amazing- so simple and so perfect

  38. Mrs D 04.04.2011 at 7:40 pm #

    amazing, i’m so frightened to sew curves!

  39. make it perfect 04.04.2011 at 10:23 pm #

    gorgeous anna! you are very clever :)

  40. Gingercake 04.06.2011 at 12:11 pm #

    these are so pretty and calm. just lovely. And your girls seem to love their new swing.

  41. Jennie 04.06.2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Ingenious quilt blocks! I’ve never sewn quilt blocks with curves in them – didn’t even know you could do it and have it look halfway decent. But yours look perfect. Any tips for me on how to do it?

  42. Eleni 04.06.2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Those blocks are ssssoooo pretty!! I wish I could sew like you!!! You are so talented:-)

  43. V and Co. 04.06.2011 at 9:25 pm #

    so SO pretty!

  44. susanne 04.07.2011 at 12:18 pm #

    So simple and striking…very springtime-y!

  45. VeronicaMade 04.07.2011 at 4:20 pm #

    These leaves are so beautiful. Did you piece the curves? I would love to know how you did this. Very creative!

  46. Meredith Preston 04.08.2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Oh My! Would you please tell us how to make these. I can`t tell you how much I love these. I have become a little bit addicted to quilting but round is new to me. Please teach us!

  47. sewkatiedid 04.10.2011 at 10:26 am #

    Love love love.

  48. Erica 04.13.2011 at 4:36 pm #

    I adore these little blocks, how do you get that central stem so spot on?

  49. Megan 04.16.2011 at 7:00 pm #

    I am trying to figure out how you did this! Love the blocks. Pleeeease post a tutorial :)

  50. Anonymous 04.20.2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Also would LOVE a tutorial. Can’t stop thinking about the budding leaves. Would love one on a notebook cover. Surely I could stitch up one… I haven’t done any curved seam quilt blocks yet.

  51. Tiffany ( 04.20.2011 at 7:48 pm #

    Just lovely!!!

  52. veronicamade 11.06.2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Wow! How did you piece the curves on the leaves? Did you follow a pattern or do it freestyle? I’d love to learn how to do that. Do you have a tutorial for it?

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