Shimmer Geranium Dress // Sewn


Shimmer Dress

***Giveaway Closed–congrats to Michele Tinker, the winner!***

I’m so happy to be part of the blog hop for Jennifer Sampou’s fabric line, Shimmer. I first met Jennifer at Quilt Market last fall, and had such a great time getting to know her a little bit better.  Jennifer has put together a beautiful Look Book for Shimmer, available here.

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 I really enjoyed working with Shimmer–the name describes the fabric so well–it has a slight pearlescent sheen that is really pretty.  I was happy to find that the shimmer wasn’t altered by either washing/drying the fabric or ironing/stitching through it. It has a nice drape, and my daughter was very happy with her new Easter dress!

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A special thanks to my mom for doing the majority of the sewing on this Geranium dress (it is such a great pattern! I made one out of rayon earlier this year).

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This photo shows a bit of the “shimmer” in the sunshine

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I’m giving away a charm pack of Shimmer courtesy of Robert Kaufman. Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about Spring and you will be entered to win the charm pack. Thanks! Shimmer-CHS-LoResCheck out the rest of the blog hop for more inspiration and chances to win charm packs. Jennifer will also be giving away a full fat-quarter bundle at the end of the party!

April 1: Robert Kaufman/Jennifer Sampou
April 2: Janice Ryan – Better off Thread
April 3: Alissa Haight Carlton – Handmade by Alissa
April 4: Julie Herman – JayBird Quilts
April 5: Natalie Barnes – Beyond the Reef
April 6: Stash Books – C&T Publishing
April 7: Amanda Jean Nyberg – Crazy Mom Quilts
April 8: Lee Heinrich – Freshly Pieced
April 9: Cheryl Arkinson – Naptime Quilter
April 10: Christina Cameli – A Few Scraps
April 11: Elizabeth Hartman – Oh Fransson
April 12: Faith Jones – Fresh Lemon Quilts 
April 13: Gemma Jackson – Pretty Bobbins
April 14: Katie Blakesley – Swim Bike Quilt ME!!
April 15: Amy Smart – Diary of a Quilter
April 16: Laura Nownes, Jennifer Rounds, Pati Fried, Darra Williamson – See How We Sew
April 17: Holly DeGroot – Bijou Lovely
April 18: Jennifer Sampou – Wrap Up

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185 Comments

  1. Christine
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    I love the sound of birds.

  2. Joan
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    I love wearing sandals!

  3. Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    I love the warmer weather, the flowers and SUN!!!

  4. Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I love that the snow is melting and it is getting warmer. To be woken up by birds singing is also a plus.

  5. Michele T
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    I love the warmer weather and longer days!!

  6. Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Your little girl’s Easter Dress is adorable…and so is she! It really brought back the days when my daughter was her age, and what a wonderful time that was…Thanks for sharing. My favorite thing about spring? Easy. EVERYTHING!!!

  7. Cindy Gillis
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    I love the cool morning air and how fresh and new everything is!

  8. Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Wonderful Dress – love this fabric line.
    I love about spring, that the People go around with a smile in their faces :)

  9. Kathleen
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    I love spring flowers.

  10. Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    The smell of freshly cut grass :) Love the dress, your daughter looks like sunshine itself :)

  11. Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    I love the new buds – everything turning green once again! New life; hope!

  12. Abby
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    The warm weather and being able to be outside!

  13. Kathy S
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    The trees budding and how they seem to leaf out overnight. I wake up one morning and everything is green!

  14. Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Spring for me is longer days, which means more time at beach, more time to sew on my sewing room…

  15. Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    oh, your daughter is adorable in her new dress. I love all the color of spring even the new green!

  16. Dana
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    This dress is gorgeous!!! I might need to immediately make an identical one. My favorite thing about spring (so far) is playing outside with my little person!!!

  17. Carolyn Armstrong
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Your daughter’s dress is so sweet! What I love about Spring is the daylight hours are getting longer and everything has a fresh air about it.

  18. Angela VE
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    I love all the flowers in bloom!

  19. Sandy N
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Adorable! I love all the flowers. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  20. josie
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Sooo pretty! My favorite thing about spring is everywhere you turn there’s a new surprise of colors that sparkle and shimmer….

  21. Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Beautiful dress! I love all the green things finally poking out of the ground-asparagus most of all-a sign of great things to come!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. stephanie
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I love your blog! My favorite part of spring is more sunshine

  23. Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Daffodils. I love spring when daffodils have their happy faces everywhere.

  24. Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I love the daffodils. They are the first flowers to come up, usually in February, and I have some daffodils that bloom in May. They multiply and are deer-proof.

  25. Susan Stanton
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Flowers are my favorite thing about Spring. After a long, cold, dreary winter, Spring’s colorful flowers lift my spirits.

  26. blmcerlean
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Cherry blossoms! Not the crowds, but our neighborhood has exploded with flowering trees over the past week. And warmth! I feel like I can finally relax after being tight and cold all winter.

  27. Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    I love the warm weather and the pretty flowers (although I don’t love all the pollen that comes with it)!

  28. D. Meredith
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    What a sweet little girl in her new dress. I love the weather in spring, not too hot or too cold.

  29. Gina S.
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Love the dress. Birds singing and flower coming up.

  30. Dawn
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    I love Spring because I know summer will be just around the corner!

  31. Lori Morton
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Favorite thing about Spring is seein’ sunshiney skies, warmer temps, flowers waking up & trees budding…..getting green & NO Snow!!!! lol (tho we are supposed to get snow tonite & tomorrow!! Arrrgh!!! lol)

    Lovely dress & your model is beautiful!! Looks so pretty in her new dress! My lil’ Grangirlie would looove it too! :)

  32. Jude Jones
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    i love the sunny skies and warmer temps at what always seems to be so refreshing after a long winter…thank you for the giveaway!

  33. Vicki H
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is everyday I find something new in the flower gardens. Love the dress and the model is precious.

  34. Quilting Tangent
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    The signs of spring: warm weather; animals; flowers.

  35. Sandy K
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Sweet dress and beautiful daughter. I like spring for the warmer weather and of course the wonderful fresh smell in the air.

  36. Jenny Keeley
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    First flowers – crocus, daffodils and tulips.

  37. Kristi
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I love Spring flowers and look forward to visiting the many nurseries we have in our area.
    Your daughter and her new dress are so sweet! Thank you for the giveaway for some of this beautiful fabric. k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

  38. Kelly Wilson
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    All the baby bunnies on campus! Nothing says spring quite like baby bunnies all over the place.

    The dress is really cute. I’m glad the shimmer stands up to the wash. Thanks for the opportunity.

  39. kathie L
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    I love the arrival of flowers in my garden.

  40. Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Love that dress. My favorite thing about spring is going on bike rides! Thanks, Katie.

  41. Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I love the trees getting leaves again

  42. Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I love the flowers

  43. Deborah M
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I love hearing the peepers! First ones of this year just two days ago!

  44. buntyw
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous dress!
    I love the colours of Spring!

  45. Donna B
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    that’s beautiful and perfect for Easter; it is great to see a variety of projects using the fabrics.

  46. Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I love going into my yard and seeing plants start to emerge and bloom. There seems to be new items everyday.

  47. Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    As you know I love to garden, so my favorite thing about spring is digging in the dirt and then watching things grow

  48. sharon
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I like it when my yard and garden starts to go green

  49. Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is all the new life… in the yard and at the zoo….and I especially like that it’s my birthday season!!

  50. Pattie C.
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Fresh are blowing through an open window.

  51. Lisa Marie
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I’m enjoying all the beautiful blooming trees.

  52. DianeY
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    We don’t really have seasons in Hawaii, so I really don’t know. But I do enjoy seeing other peoples photos of greenery peeking thru the earth! And by the way, I love your daughters dress!

  53. Posted April 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing of spring is soaking up that delicious, warm sunshine. It’s so different from other times of the year.

  54. Amy L
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing about Spring are the flowers. Daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips and phlox – I can’t get enough.

  55. Jan
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing about Spring is watching nature come back to life.

    Your daughter’s Easter dress is beautiful. Shimmer is perfect for that pattern.

  56. Karen
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I love seeing things green up after a long Maine winter. Makes me want to go play in the dirt! Wish my 35 year old daughter was little so I could make her such a beautiful dress!

  57. Posted April 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    It would have to be the return of the light followed by the first new leaves :)

  58. barbara woods
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I love it all , flowers, warmer temps

  59. Jen B
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    The colros of springtime flowers!

  60. Kimberly M
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    What is wonderful about spring is that everything comes alive and is reborn at this time of year. It is a new beginning….

  61. Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is the happy chirping and singing of the birds. Thanks!

  62. Mom C
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Love the freshness of everything. Spring colors are so sweet. Thanks.

  63. Sallee
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    My favorite part of spring is the variation of colors in the new leaves. Your daughter’s dress in Shimmer is very pretty.

  64. Alicia
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Love the longer days and warmer air.

  65. Barb M.
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    I love the colors coming back after all the grays of winter.

  66. VickiT
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    What an adorable dress. I have contemplated buying that pattern so many times, but am afraid my limited sewing skills in clothing might not be up to that pattern. I should just buy the pattern and go for it because every dress I’ve seen made from the pattern is just adorable.

    Ok – favorite thing about Spring? NO MORE SNOW! That and when my lilacs bloom. My entire property line along the front near the street is lined with lilac bushes. It smells just amazing when they bloom each Spring. If my windows are open, my entire house smells like lilacs. And then in the winter I burn Lilac Yankee Candles while watching the snow fall as I dream of Spring. LOL

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

      You should try it. It’s a great pattern.

  67. patty
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is digging in the dirt and seeing the daffodils.

  68. L
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I love the longer days

  69. Rhonda
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    I love the flowers blooming and the warmer weather.

  70. Posted April 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    I love the daffodils!

  71. Janet T
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Spring is so nice with the soft, warm breezes coming through the window in the morning. It is such a relaxing, refreshing season.

  72. Betsey
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    going outside without a jacket!

  73. Jenny l
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    The fresh green leaves on the beech trees in the New Forest, where I live

  74. carol n
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Great dress, cute girl. Thanks for giveaway

  75. Posted April 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    I love MULCH in the springtime! Lots of work but ooh so worth it!

  76. Leslie A.
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    The longer hours of spring daylight are nice, and even the quality of light takes on a special glow.

  77. MoeWest
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    My favourite thing about spring is seeing my garden start to grow.

  78. Posted April 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Planting a herb garden!

  79. Annmarie
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful dress – perfect for Easter! I love watching the bulbs pop out of the ground & the grass turning green in the Spring. Not today, though. We woke to 5 inches of fresh snow here in northern Wisconsin. Beautiful but……

  80. Catriona
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Love the dress, my favourite thing about spring is the return of sunshine!

  81. Posted April 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Love the dress! Normally I would say my favorite thing about spring is when my bulbs bloom, but after this winter I’m just thrilled that we won’t have Any.More.Snow to deal with. No shoveling, no salt, no snow days.

  82. Charity
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    I love the light in the evenings… After dinner we go outside with the kids—on a walk or just to watch them play.

  83. Cheri
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    My fav thing about spring is just the bright cheeriness of the weather.I like having my doors and windows open after being shut in all winter!

  84. Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi,it is the array of blooming flowers bursting forth everywhere!
    Thanks for a nice giveaway!

  85. Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Mild temperatures but we’re under a freeze warning tonight. :(

  86. Sheila Stauffer
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Waiting for my Grandmother’s orange poppies to bloom and hoping the Kansas wind will let them survive more than 48 hours! =)

  87. Rachel
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    I love watching the flowers pop up! Especially vast fields of bluebonnets :)

  88. Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is the multitude of flowering trees.

  89. Lauren aka Giddy99
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Seeing everything blooming is my fave thing is spring!

  90. Christine P
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    The dress is so cute !! Love this shimmer fabric. I love when all the trees in my backyard start to bud with new little leaves and I see all this pretty green starting to show through the grey/brown branches!!

  91. Karen
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    So many shades of green. Oh, and daffodils and forsythia – this is the only time of year that I LOVE yellow!

  92. Karen B
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    What a darling dress! I love spring when the hills turn from brown to green. (Sunny California here, so no snow melting!)

  93. Linda Webster
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Opening all the windows in my house to let the warm breezes
    flow through.

  94. Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I like the feeling of spring — a new beginning.

  95. Amy
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    I love the smell of spring air ! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  96. Sarah
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is the absence of snow days. :) Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

  97. Hayley
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    This is so sweet!

  98. Diane
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Katie, Spring Equinox is a time for shifting oneself out of a stuck place. Time for renewal.
    Love the shimmery dress…its perfect for a grown girl too:)
    THanks for the opportunity

  99. Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I love the cherry trees blooming in DC!

  100. Stacey
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Pretty dress and sweet pictures! Spring is flowers…and balmy air…and flowers!

  101. Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Your daughter is lucky to get one of a kind clothes! My favorite part of spring was always the “spring peepers” the little frogs that start to chirp at night when the weather got warmer. That was spring in Michigan. Spring in Florida means strawberries and jam making.

  102. Lee
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I love the birds migrating back! thanks!

  103. Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    I love the smell of hyacinths!

  104. Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    I love the green of California’s Spring. Thanks for the giveaway!

  105. D A Furr
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    My favorite part of spring is the vibrant colors after the muted shades of winter.

  106. Mary
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    What a clever use of this fabric…. a bright sparkly dress for your daughter. She will sparkle bright on Easter.

  107. Marjorie Nath
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I love the sunshine and flowers, but that was Seattle’s spring. Here in Mexico we get sunshine just about all year long and there are flowers blooming all year round too, main difference is that for springtime here it’s in the 80’s.and doesn’t get below the 60’s at night.

  108. Piroska
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    I love hearing the birds being busy! :o)

  109. Jackie Shulsky
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Opening all of the windows to enjoy the fresh air and the birds singing.

  110. Ellee
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    I love the pretty colors of Spring flowers.

  111. Carol
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    I am reminded of my daughters at that age. So sweet!

  112. Diane
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy the warm weather and being able to be outside without having to bundle up.

  113. cdahlgren2013
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing about Spring is not having to wear my heavy, bulky winter coat and gloves any more.

  114. Jani
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    My favorite part of spring is seeing everything turn green and come back to life after a long winter. Thanks for the chance to win!

  115. Karrie
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Very sweet dress, interesting to see this fabric in a garment.

  116. Beth T.
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    Here in the Pacific NW my favorite thing about spring is the return of sunshine!

  117. Posted April 15, 2014 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    Hard to pick one favourite thing I like about spring, there are so many. However, my most favourite is seeing the dreary grey and murkiness of Winter being replaced by the fresh greens and pastels of Spring – grass and leaves, flowers and blossoms. Gorgeous! The Giveaway looks great! Please count me in.

  118. Kathleen D.
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    TULIPS are my favorite thing about spring!

  119. Posted April 15, 2014 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    not driving home from work in the dark, daffodils by the road, that special spring smell

  120. sogalthoughts
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    The flowers and all the different shades of green on the new shoots put a spring in my step. We have a few weeks of lovely weather (this year almost a month so far) and then it’s hot and humid. Celebrating the resurrection of our Savior makes it that much more special to me. Thanks for the chance.

  121. Kay
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Spring is my favourite time of the year, I love the flowers and the lighter evenings and mornings. Thanks for a great giveaway too. The dress is adorable. x

  122. Kari
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    The longer sunny days!

  123. Chris
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I love to watch the flowers popping out of the ground and the trees budding!

  124. Helen
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I love to see the bright green grass and colorful spring flowers! Especially the iris.

  125. Shawn
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    My spring favorite is the daffodills and tulips. Flowers after the long long long snowy snowy winter are such a welcome site.

  126. Becca
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing is anticipating planting a vegetable garden. I love garden tomatoes so much, and the excitement of getting them started is so fun!

  127. Cecilia
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    I love the warm weather and blooming flowers. Your dress is adorable.

  128. Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    My favorite things about spring are sunshine and sandals…I wear them as soon as it is “reasonable”!

  129. Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love the day when my hardneck garlic poke their heads up through the mulch in the garden. They beat everything, even the robins some years.

  130. Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Hi!!! Thanks for the great give away!!!! I love how green the grass gets and then the flowers blooming!!!!

  131. Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Woke up this morning to a few inches of snow, so I really can’t wait for Spring to arrive fully here! I love packing up the winter boots and loving in flip flops.

  132. Jo
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Love the dress! I like the warmer weather and pretty flowers that brighten the garden!

  133. Carolyn S
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    That dress is so darling! This year I am especially loving just the sight of green grass again and birds chirping. Makes me happy!

  134. Posted April 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I love the mud and playing with my kids, but hate the cleaning and getting my car stuck. It’s still one of the best parts of spring.

  135. Posted April 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I love it when the flowers start to bloom

  136. Sena
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Very cute dress. I love daffodils and the beautiful colors in the garden.

  137. Sarah S
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    I love watching the spring emerge between the start and finish of maple syrup season! This year the season was later and the signs of spring (daffodils and red-eyed moths) were delayed. The daffodils are only 4″ tall. Now it’s wonderfully warm!

  138. Posted April 15, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    I love spring for the flowers! And the nice weather! I love that it’s sunny but not too hot!

  139. Amanda
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    I love the flowers and trees in bloom.

  140. Bernadine
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Love the bulbs that start to bloom. Also when my dogwood trees bloom. Love the dress, very sweet.

  141. Jennifer
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    I wish I had a little girl to sew for, I have 2 baby nephews, but nothing really inspires me about boys clothes. But I do make them quilts and little toys. I love the dress. It looks like spring

  142. LisaS
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing about Spring is the daffodils. I have hundreds planted around my house.

  143. Carol Broughton
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    I love the new flowers in Spring. carolann427@aol.com

  144. Christy
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is planting my garden!

  145. Posted April 16, 2014 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is the sunny, warm days and being able to garden.

  146. Marlene
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    Bright sparking sunshine and gentle evening breezes here in California.

  147. QuiltinGram
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Love driving past the local farms and seeing the new borns romping in the fields!

  148. Am L
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Fava beans are one of my favorite parts of spring! They have a pretty short season, and their presence at the farmer’s market always means spring has arrived. : )

  149. Stephanie
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Finally getting off the winter treadmill and enjoying outside runs. I love seeing the changes in my neighbourhood gardens as everything starts to come back to life. Cute dress!

  150. Jean
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Warm sunshine with a cool breeze, best time to read a book outside.

  151. Posted April 16, 2014 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Beautiful Easter dress

  152. Posted April 16, 2014 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Such a cute dress! Great idea to use Shimmer. My favorite part of spring is the explosion of flowers.

  153. Dandi D
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing about Spring is planting a garden.

  154. Duane Wiley
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Love those Shimmer fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  155. Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Color – finally!

  156. Posted April 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    I love how the light in the early morning gets that faint golden tinge when it gets warmer.

  157. anna brown
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I cant wait to see my crocus bloom”s…

  158. Lois Auger-Barrie
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    If it ever arrives here in Northern Ontario I will be happy to be able to get outside and breath the clean fresh air. Enjoy the flowers and go for long walks in the wilderness.

  159. Julie A. Boster
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Blossoms ~ Trilliums ~ Quilting ~

  160. Meg
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    My favourite thing about spring is the vegetables! Yum!

  161. ProfessorQuilt
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Wild flowers.

  162. Michele T.
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I love seeing the grey and brown of winter bursting into the wonderful colors of spring — grass, daffodils, crocus, tulips and hyacinths.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted April 21, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

      Congratulations! You are the winner of the charm pack (shimmer by Jennifer Sampou.) Please email me at swimbikequilt at gmail.com with your address. Thanks! Katie

  163. Lauren Ham
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    I love the warm not hot weather

  164. karriesmith
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful dress!!! I like the spring because the temps start to get warmer. But apparently we decided to have a late winter and go straight to summer this year. I keep talking about how spring is getting shorter, but this is kinda rediculous! ::)

  165. Audrey
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    A very sweet Easter dress for a very sweet looking girl. Thank you for sharing about how Shimmer behaves with washing and heat. I was a little concerned about that. Thanks as well for offering a giveaway.

  166. KT
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    Great dress! I bet my daughter would love a dress out of shimmer as well! I love the spring flowers!

  167. Cassandra
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    I love sitting outside, smelling the flowers, hearing the sounds of the neighborhood–and no Mosquitos!

  168. Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Cherry blossoms

  169. Posted April 17, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Lovely! Thanks for the chance!

  170. Camille
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I love waking up to the birds chirping and sitting on my front porch and watching the sun rise above the mountains. Thanks for the chance to win.

  171. Posted April 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Nesting birds, and pale blue robins eggs

  172. Sarah
    Posted April 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    warmer weather.

  173. Ashley
    Posted April 19, 2014 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Being able to go outside without getting bundled up!

  174. Debbie
    Posted April 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    I love color starting to appear in my yard and garden. It was a looong winter.

  175. Emily C
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    I love the flowers. Spring is such a beautiful time of year.

  176. Posted April 20, 2014 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    The first sign of spring-daffodils blossoming!

  177. laurie
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful dress! My favorite part of spring is the end of winter.

  178. Kathy h
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    I love seeing all the colors starting to appear. Also love that dress and having a metallic looking fabric that isn’t scratchy is a real bonus.

  179. Posted April 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing about Spring is the weather! I love the cool, breezy days and the bright blue skies!

  180. Posted April 21, 2014 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Lilacs! :)

  181. Kay Mc
    Posted April 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I love the warmer weather as I don’t like the cold at all. This little dress is so adorable & I would really like to make that for my granddaughter.

  182. RuthWW
    Posted April 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    The first daffodils.

  183. Posted April 29, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    What a pretty dress!

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