05 Mar LinesSpring
It has been quite warm here for the past few days (above freezing), so the snow has been melting, but there is still plenty on the ground. I’m looking forward to seeing the crocuses, snowdrops and grape hyacinths coming up. I was thinking about the carpet of these little flowers you sometimes see in early spring when I chose the colors for this quilt.
You may remember that I made a Fall version of this quilt so I wasn’t sure if I should make another one. But, I love the way this design distills things down to the basics. For the Fall version, I used one variegated thread and quilted many horizontal lines. For the Spring version, I used the same horizontal lines, but chose three different threads. Following the idea of the naturalized bunches of flowers in the woods, I made “puddles” of variegated thread around the (mostly) matching colored pieces in the quilt.
I had originally intended to use a green variegated thread too, but I stitched one line and decided the greens did not cooperate with each other. I opted to leave it out rather than interrupt myself with a trip to the store.