Is there anything more exciting and rejuvenating than the smell of spring? On sunny days, as the snow begins to melt, and day time temperatures soar to a whopping 45 degrees F, my head begins to spin with prospects of flowers and picnics. Here in the Midwest, a sure sign of spring is the tapping of the maple trees and the return of the robins.

The other day Pixie and Fairy snuggled close as we watched Michelle at the stove, mixing the boiling hot maple syrup, that would become maple candy. The smell in the kitchen was heavenly. While waiting, because it took ever so long for the syrup to reach the right temperature, I read the book, Grandpa's Sugar Bush, to the girls.

As I turned a page, I saw this:
"Grandpa says the first robin always sings on the day the sap starts to run."

Well, when everyone departed after dinner, I sat at my desk, and designed a Robin Applique Block. It only seemed right. Robins and maple syrup! As always, the robin was designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block but can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. The Robin Applique Block can be found HERE or with our FREE Appliques. Enjoy! 


What a beautiful preview of spring beauty!

Just lovely. Any chance you feel like designing an Eastern Brown Pelican, state bird of Louisiana? LOL. Just joking, sort of :) I love your work and would love to do up a our brown pelican in felt. Thanks for all your great patterns. I've used more than I care to admit.

I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

This just screams spring to me, I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

love the robin......from Robin in Ontario! I'm going to have to find a project for this pattern....maybe frame it...or make a pillow :)

Glad you liked the robin, Robin :) If you do make one, make sure we get to see a pic of the project !

Hi, I just wanted to tell you how terrific this little applique is! I have just finished one for a basket I am making. I will share a picture when I am done and link here (if that is okay).
BTW Have fun making your nest...they can be addicting.

Absolutely link here. I love everything you do. It will be fun to see what you come up with :)

Any chance you feel like designing an Eastern Brown Pelican, state bird of Louisiana? LOL.

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