I wanted to make a quilt for my aunt, who has always been a very special person in my life. But time passes and things don’t get done and you know how it goes. (sigh)
So one day last spring I was sorting my sewing room and I came upon an unfinished quilt top. It’s one I started way back when. Before I had (mostly) mastered the art of matching corners, lol.
I’m not sure why I put it away and didn’t finish it. I think maybe I felt (at the time) that the colours were too bright, or maybe I didn’t like using grey for the background neutral. I really have no idea.
Anyway, it was spring when I pulled it out and all the spring flowers were in full bloom. I carried it out and took some pictures with the tulips. And oh my gosh…the quilt just sang!
Suddenly, every spring colour just jumped out at me, and I realized that every single colour was in the quilt. It screamed Spring!
That’s one of the things I love about Kate Spain’s fabrics. She really captures the colours in nature. 🙂
I looked at the grey background and thought of the soft spring rain that comes and melts all the snow, and makes the flowers bloom.
And I thought to myself, this quilt belongs to my aunt, whose favourite season just happens to be spring.
This is a lap-sized quilt made from the Cuzco collection by Kate Spain. The backing is cream flannel and it was hand quilted in a clam shell pattern. I didn’t wash and dry it before I sent it, but when she does, it will shrink a wee bit and pull around the stitches, creating that wonderful crinkly look that makes a quilt so soft and snuggly.