This spring I was really wanting a new quilt. I wanted it to just be spring: flowers, springy colors, just spring.
I knew I wanted this quilt to look like flowers without being too literal. I was sketching away for days when I remembered the Half Moon Bay pattern from John Adam’s book: Beyond Neutral. This would be a perfect flower, but not really flower pattern to use!
I also decided to use up some of the good stuff too. I hesitantly cut up my Lottie Da collection by Heather Bailey. Really people, after you make that first cut into the good stuff, it really is a lot of fun to use the favorites! I think because I used some precious favorites, the quilt is much more loved and used often!
I quilted spiral flowers in all of the gray and a back and forth continuous line in the prints using a variegated Aurifil that was a greenish gray to white. Perfect for this quilt! I knew I was hoarding that spool for a reason!
This dark gray (don’t know where from) that I had was PERFECT for the back of the quilt!
I love how all of the gray reminds me of the gray rain and the bright flowers. It all just feels so springlike to me….which was exactly what I was going for. So, mission completed!