Spring is Coming

Crocus Focus BlockIt's really lovely here in Florida with temperatures in the 80s and cool nights invite us to sit around the fire in the evenings.  For those of you still buried in snow...hang in there, spring is coming!

I always think of crocuses poking out of the snow when I think of spring approaching.  I don't miss those snowy days but I still go there in my mind.

When I began designing a block for the theme, "Flowers" for Quilt Block Mania, I knew I wanted to work with purple and somehow come up with crocuses.  I have also tried to stay away from making all of my blocks applique so this became a challenge.  I think I did ok!  scraps

When it came time to make my block, I had fun literally digging through my scrap bags and pulling out funny little pieces to work with.

Have fun with this block and look at the bonus page of alternative layouts.  This block has some real potential!

Download the instructions herealternate crocus layout

For more designs using this block and a really handy ruler set, click here

Check out more fun blocks this month!  March Banner

Orchid Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Rose Garden by Slice of Pi Quilts
Happy Flowers by Carolyn Burgess
Double Flower by Devoted Quilter
Faux Flowers by Blockofthemodotcom
Mod Tulip
Enchanting Echinacea
Rosebud Wreath at Patti's Patchwork
Flower Power - Cotton Street Commons
Dottie's Garden by Heidi Pridemore
Poppies by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Pretty Posies at Perkins Dry Goods
Mittens Smells the Roses at Puppy Girl Designs
Wildflowers by Studio R Quilts
Sweetheart Rose by QuiltFabrication
Flower Patch at Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Scattered Petals by Snowy Days Quilting
Scrappy Tulip by Katie Mae Quilts
Happy Bloom Block by Oh Kaye Quilting
Buzz along
Everything's Coming Up Roses by Inquiring Quilter
Spring Posies by Blue Bear Quilts
Four Roses
Pieceful Crocus Focus
Improv Bloom by Love to Color My World