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A Spring Quilt.

Posted on | October 17, 2021 | 12 Comments

Spring is a busy time, especially in the garden. This quilt has a definite garden theme to it.

The breeze make it a little tricky taking the photo but I managed in the end.

The fabric is a design by Leanne Beasley called Spring Mischief.

It is a simple design using square in square blocks alternating with four patch blocks.

I had fat quarters of the full range and selected all the softer shades from the pack. I also included a white on white spot to make up the yardage I needed.

I had a fun piece of fabric for the backing.

I had enough for the length but it was not wide enough, so the easy answer was to cut some of the white fabric into five inch strips and add them to the sides and centre of the backing.

As the photos already show , I kept to straight line quilting for this one. Tram tracks on each side of the main seams and then diagonal lines.

I used two of the darker pinks for the binding as I only had them as fat quarters and needed both.

So there we are – another finish!

Big news here as the end to lock down has been announced for this coming Friday. Very exciting. Apparently we have scored the title of the city with the most days in lock down since the pandemic began. I have been lucky enough to be able to book a haircut in the first week.

There are some downsides. We cannot visit our family yet as they are in a regional area. We have to wait another two weeks for that. And hubby was notified today that his foot surgery has been cancelled as the hospitals want as many beds as possible available over the next few weeks in case they are needed. We will have to be patient.

But we welcome the changes and will embrace them with caution at the start.

Cheers, Karen

12 Responses to A Spring Quilt.

  • Joan says:

    I am so far behind in blog reading. Congrats on being free again! Hopefully this pandemic will be making it’s exit for everyone soon. Your time was well spend at home. Look at this beautiful quilt! I love the colors. Hopefully you get to see your family and hubby can get his surgery soon!

  • Another breezy spring finish! I love how you’re hanging your quilts for photos now!!! The colors in the quilt top are so cute! And that backing is adorable!

  • Marina says:

    very sweet quilt and fabrics.
    I love the backing fabric! I have added down the centre too when I’ve needed just that little bit extra.

  • How very pretty! The simple blocs, to me, are always so appealing. The fabric is very pretty, too. I love your quilting!

  • fiona says:

    What a lovely quilt Karen and such pretty fabrics – I adore LB’s quilts patterns but I never knew she did any fabrics. Freedom is coming!! Keep safe

  • Linda Dutch says:

    A delightful quilt, loving all those pretty spring colours. And your quilting is works well, durable and not overpowering the fabrics. Yes, lucky you , I bet you are so looking forward to Friday! And its a good idea to proceed with caution, just until you see how things go

  • Christine M says:

    Your quilt is lovely Karen. It’s great we are finally coming out of lockdown. Just in time for my youngest Nelson’s 21st on Friday. Means we can actually have a family birthday dinner for him. Then he’s having 4 or 5 friends over on Saturday night to sit around the fire and enjoy each other’s company to celebrate his birthday.

  • Sometimes simple patterns are really effective. Very pretty fabric you have used. It certainly is a crazy old world these days. Sorry about Hubbys surgery x

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Your pretty quilt just sings “Sping time”. So pleased you are out of lockdown, stay safe and well.

  • Kyle says:

    projects. Colors are so refreshing after winter. I’m glad you have some positive changes coming your way. Hopefully, everyone will be cautious

  • Pretty quilt. It looks like stained glass too hanging there. :) Good luck coming out of lockdown. Hugs, xx

  • Lou Heron says:

    Good news that you are coming out of lockdowns.
    That quilt surely does say spring. It’s beautiful.


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