Spring Ahead

I'm in love with this beautiful fabric line, Artisan Spirit, designed by Elaine Quehl for Northcott Fabrics. I selected mostly colors from the Spring Rain color way to make a small sample quilt for my Quilting in Geometric Layers class at Mid Appalachian Quilt conference in July.
When I started this quilt, all I could see outside my sewing room window, was blizzard white snow. Over 5 darn inches of snow accumulated! Fortunately two days later, it has mostly melted. Any day now I'll see blooming forsythia and lovely green leaf buds. I already have the name for this quilt–Spring Ahead.
I want all different kinds of thread, especially the sparkly, shiney ones. The more variation the better for my quilting lines.
After the blocks have been quilted and squared up, they look so crisp and perfect. I thought I had every color of Superior Threads Bottom Line for appliquéing the center squares but I seem to be missing that greeny turquoise. I might have a thin silk thread that will work.
I just had to sew a few of the blocks together to see how they're working. Can I get this small quilt done by Wednesday night? I'm giving a presentation to Pieced Together Quilt Guild in Bridgewater, New Jersey and I'd love to bring it with me. Better get crackin' right!


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  1. Christine says

    Ohhhh….lovely. I see grasses sprouting up. Yep. Keep seeing. Enjoy the lecture.

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