Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring is in the air

The temps are still low, but I can hear spring coming in every chirp of the tiny songbirds outside my window. I worked all weekend on a boring (to me, but surely not to the recipient) quilt for a wedding gift, so I thought I would post some pictures of quilts I have enjoyed working on. This cutie reminds me of a sundae dish so I quilted cherries and bananas and ice cream cones into it. It just looks like spring doesn't it?

And if that isn't enough, here's some more yellow to cheer you up. I hand quilted different motifs in each of the plain squares which was really fun.

And this one is a tribute to the original maker, Florence Peto. Several years ago, a few of us challenged each other to reproduce this quilt. Florence used antique and vintage fabrics when she made hers. Mine is made up of vintage feedsacks. The Shelburne Museum in Vermont has several of Florence's quilts. They are a must see. 

Happy stitching on this (hopefully for you too) sunny day.