First Bloom

This quilt reminds me of the beginning of spring…the first burst of warm weather that brings just a few patches of blooming flowers, when the landscaping is fresh.

I had a few design ideas incorporating a splash of beautiful prints along with coordinating solids, and this is where I landed!  I’m really happy with the finished quilt, and I can’t wait to work on a few more ideas.
For this quilt, I featured Sandi Henderson’s Meadowsweet along with Kona cotton in bone and coffee.  The pieced block in the upper left corner includes a fun ruffle that adds a unexpected softness to the design.

I just love square in a square blocks.  They are simple yet striking, and just changing the size, pattern or shade of a fabric creates a whole new look!

I stippled this quilt to help bring out the soft crinkled look.  After washing, it measures 45″ x 54″.
The backing is a large scale yellow floral print with a border of Kona in bone.

This quilt is now in the shop!


One response to “First Bloom

  1. Cute…I have never seen a quilt like this one. Plain yet striking. I am not sure the white would work well at my house with 4 kiddos, but it would work beautiful in someone's house! Totally off subject…do you have a long arm you quilt with or do you use your machine? I am wanting a new machine and wondered what advice you might have while I research my options.

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