Simple Pleasures


Life is full of simple pleasures – as long as we take pauses to appreciate the world around us. To me, being able to sit in my chair and do a bit of stitching is one of life’s most enjoyable simple pleasures. Seeing a completed quilt adding to the coziness of home on a spring day is another simple pleasure.


I like the harmony in this quilt entitling “Simple Pleasures”. I am normally drawn to blocks that stand out, but this soft-colored quilt has grown on me. It will always remind me of a significant moment of my life:




The “Simple Pleasures” quilt is featured in the May 2009 of “The Quilter”. Kits to reproduce the quilt is available at


I hope your week got off a great start, and that it will be sprinkled with various simple pleasures of life! I will catch up with you tomorrow.

9 thoughts on “Simple Pleasures

  1. I love simple pleasures. The results and work that these quilts represent do not look simple to me but looking at the beautiful pictures of your quilts is a simple pleasure I enjoy!

  2. I have just picked up the May 2009 issue of the Quilter in which simple pleasures is featured. What a dream! I thought how nice this would look in Christmas materials – thinking ahead! Truely inspirational!

  3. Oooh, It took me a while to understand, as I am Dutch and live in Bruges, but suddenly it came as a compleet surprise to me.. you and your quilt are famous !!
    And I have to concratulate you on having a baby and a wonderfull quilt !
    Some time ago, I saved a picture of a block of the Simple Pleasures Quilt in my favorites.
    This morning, I went back to browse in those, so I immediatly followed the quilt to its ‘owner’ Ivory Spring.. and look what I found .. it is done, completely finisched an I fell in love with it head over heels !
    Then I found out the wonderfull story of the making of the quilt, just in time ready for the birth of the baby, and that the pattern is in a magazine ?
    How exciting for you, you must be very happy !
    I will try to find a copy here in Belgium of the magazine, allthoug It will need a bit of luck..
    Just wanted to thank you for sharing the pictures and the story of the quilt with us !
    Have a nice day !
    Danielle from Belgium

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