I thought that since it seems that Spring is finally really here, I’d feature my aptly-named quilt, Spring Fling! This is the first quilt I ever designed using my own fabric line, so it’s pretty special to me; my first fabric line was Sewing Room Social.) The half-square triangle blocks form a pinwheel within a pinwheel pattern (I love pinwheels! I love the “movement” they give a quilt design.) The “energy” and cheerfulness of the fabrics and double-pinwheel design made me think of how Spring can be kind of a “wild” time, when everything starts popping up like crazy! The quilt has a machine appliqued border with “modern” flowers. (I happen to love the border on this. I’m not sure why, but it’s one of my favorite designs.)
A lot of times, I display my quilts on my bed on the diagonal. I think it can make it more interesting that way.
The pillow shown is also made from my Sewing Room Social fabric. It is also machine appliqued, with a little hand embroidery. And I added some buttons, too.
For the quilting, my long-arm quilter did an all-over pattern on the center of quilt, and stipple-quilted around the flower appliques in the border.
Did I mention that this is one of my favorite quilts? :)
If you would like to make this quilt, you can get the paper pattern here.
(The pillow is included in a different pattern, called Dress Your Nest, which has lots of cute home accessories included, like pillows and wall hangings. Click here for the paper version of that pattern and here for the digital version.)
What kind of Spring projects are your working on? What are your favorite colors for Spring? Let me know in the comments!