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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Spring Doodle and Quilt Parade- A Look at Previous Quilt Freebies

 Well hello there , Sweet Peeps and a very Happy Thursday to you. Earlier this week, I shared a Spring/ Easter Parade and that got me to studying. Hmmm!💡 Why not share a Doodle/ Quilt parade of freebies that I have shared in the past for the Spring and Summer time.

  So grab you a fresh glass of lemonade, and let's go!!! 

These are blocks from my SAL Summer Days quilt that I shared last year. 

Remember you can click on the colored text, and it will transport you back to the previous post. 

Still need to add the borders to this quilt. 

 Little Blue Birdie  ,Time to Plant  ,   A Bowl of Berries ,  A Basket of Blooms , Buzz Buzz  ,  Red , White, and Ewe , Summertime Treat  , Lemonade  , Sunflower Basket ,A Jar of Coneflowers  , Home Tweet Home  , Bowl of Tomatoes.



Bee Skep Applique Block Pattern 


Spring Chicks

Fresh Strawberries

Sweet Strawberry Pickers Quilt 


Little Hen Applique Block

Chicken Applique Pattern

That was an awful short parade  wasn't it? ! Lol , but I think it was fun especially for me to look back upon.

Thank you for the sweet visit and 

As Always....

Happy stitching, Ya'll


Spring is the time of plans and projects. - Leo Tolstoy

Hugs and Stitches!!!!

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy. I love and miss you, Amo. 

Don't forget that today is the last day of the Green Apple Blog Hop. Lot's of fun projects are for your apple pickin' pleasure . 


Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Schmilt

Quilting Gail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

DesertSky Quilting

Days Filled With Joy

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Sew Many Yarns



Creatin’ in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Karrin’s Crazy World

For The Love Of Geese

Vroomans Quilts

Quilted Snail

Homespun Hannah's Blog

The Joyful Quilter




Ms P Designs USA

Words & Stitches

The Crafty Grammie


Texas Quilt Gal

Pinker n' Punkin Quilting & Stitching



Moosestash Quilting

Patchwork Breeze


Selina Quilts

Samelia's Mum

Just Because Quilts


That Fabric Feeling

 I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Pat at  Life in  the Scrapatch for Stitch , Sew and Show- Wednesday

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday


  1. Thank you for sharing your quilts with us. I always enjoy looking at your creations. I've never made a quilt with embroidery before. Guess I'll have to get on the bandwagon and give it a shot! :-)

    1. Aaah thank you so much, Donna. I got back into embroidery a few years ago. It was an easy project to take along when I am babysitting. I have always admired the vintage embroidered quilts. I am so excited to hear you will be giving it a shot. Hugs.

  2. I love perusing through all your photos, quilts and do-dads, Melisa!!!

    1. Aaah you are so very kind, Nancy. It was fun for me to look back in previous posts to see what I have accomplished. I was surprised. Lol. Happy quilting.

  3. What a wonderful quilt parade, Melisa!

    1. Aah I so appreciate it, Robin. Looking back at my previous projects certainly has inspired me to finish the quilting on some of them. Happy Thursday

  4. Such a beautiful quilt parade, Melisa. Your stitching patterns are adorable and your stitches are perfect!

    1. Aaah you are so very kind, Jeanna and thank you so much . I wish I could embroider like I used too, but sometimes I just have to settle with what these ole' hands can muster. Lol. Happy quilting.

  5. A beautiful parade, Melisa--always enjoy seeing your darling quilts! ♥

    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. I had a lot of fun pulling together a quilt parade.

  6. You are so talented. I enjoy seeing all of your creations!!!!

    1. Aaaw you are the sweetest. Thank you so much. I enjoyed every moment of sharing them. Have a beautiful day. Hugs.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dear Isabel. You are always so supportive. I truly appreciate the sweet visit. Have a very lovely day. Hugs.

  8. No! Please, no more cute and enticing quilt and stitching ideas! I can't keep up! I've always said applique is SO not my thing and then here comes the carrot mini quilt pattern and your sweet little bunny friend looking me right in the eye. I can just see a whole basket of carrots and just bunny ears peeking up behind it. And my daughter and I tease each other about decorating the other's kitchen with chickens...and here is a whole coop of them (or at least one) just waiting to roost at her house. Then I caught myself looking at a corner shelf by my back door thinking I really needed to see if you had any little apple stitches that would go with my two apple pitchers...yes, you do! I don't know how you do it, but I can't seem to resist your homey style, Melisa. Now I'm off to see what is new on the Little Green Apples blog hop. Ooh, I really like the pin cushion with the folded corners for holding binding clips, and...
    Kris in WI.

    1. Eeeh , You made my day, Kris!!!! Thank you so much for bringing the biggest smile to my day. I am so glad I have been able to tempt you into some projects. It sounds like we are 2 peas in a pod for liking the country comfy look to our homes. Oooh and I bet you apple pitchers are adorable. Thank you again for the sweet visit and for making me a happy gal. Hugs.

  9. I have enjoyed looking at your quilts and your spring doodle parade, so cute!

    1. Diana I certainly appreciate that you dropped by for a visit. You are always so kind and encouraging and that means so much to me. Thank you my dear. Hugs.

  10. Dear Sweet Melisa, too much fun and treats with 2 Parades this week!! You have so inspired me and I send some of your sweet patterns to my daughter. We do enjoy getting together and seeing what we come up with when the stitching is done. I will admit that your finishing ideas win out most of the time, lol. Spring is finally coming to Arizona, if we can keep the chill from happening in the early morning hours. Citrus trees are finally starting to open and fill the air with that wonderful smell of orange and lemon blossoms. Have a wonderful week, I was sorry to hear that your last camping trip was too rainy. Sending you warm hugs from sunny Arizona.

    1. Aaw thank you so much, dear Mary. It just warms my heart to hear that you and your daughter enjoy stitching together. What treasured memories ya'll must make together. I do wish my girls enjoyed needlework- maybe someday. I can just imagine how heavenly the citrus trees must smell. I am so glad that it is finely warming up. I have heard the weather has had its up and downs in AZ. Today we reached a warm 80 degrees and it is supposed to be hotter tomorrow. I am so excited for the warm days.. Perhaps I will do some porch stitching tomorrow. Enjoy the spring sunshine, my dear. Hugs and blessings.

  11. You have the cutest designs, Melisa! Your strawberry quilts are calling to me right now. Thanks for sharing them with us!

    1. Aaw thank you so much, Diann. I try to create something strawberry related each year since my family has a strawberry farm. The stitcheries were quick and fun. Have a great evening. Happy quilting.

  12. Always time to add more! Thank you, I had managed to miss a couple of these. It's so great to look back on what we've created. You've created, and I've plans to copy. =)

    1. Aaah thank you so much, Susan. I am so touched that you enjoyed my little doodle parade. Hugs.

  13. So many wonderful quilts! And the Colors! I love all the color! You have an eye! Did you know that?

  14. All of these are adorable, Melisa! The carrot applique reminds me a bit of a seed pack! Love it!

    1. Aaah I hadn't thought of that, but it does. I really enjoyed making that quilt last year. Thank you for the sweet Friday visit.

  15. How fun! Thank you for sharing your quilt parade! So many pretty embroidery designs!

    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear. I had a lot of fun looking back at these quilts and doodles. Have a blessed weekend.

  16. What fun to see all your spring and summer themed projects! It would be hard to pick a favorite, they are all so cute. Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

    1. Aah thank you so much, Jennifer. I had a lot of fun reminiscing over the quilts and embroideries that I had worked on .Have a great week .


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