It has been a long, cold winter with more snow on the ground than has been seen for almost a decade. With the water shortage we have faced for the past few years I am grateful for all the snow we received, but I am so ready for warmer temperatures and no snow adorning the ground! So to celebrate the coming of Spring, I finished a quilt colored spring green and baby pink!
This color combination is one of my favorite. It speaks to me of calmness and gentleness. Years ago when we were just out of college and starting life in the “real world” we bought our first home. It was an older home that had been remodeled but I wanted to put my touch on it and I had big plans! The first project was redoing our daughter’s bedroom. I scraped off wallpaper and Stash Poppa built drawers into the attic eaves. Guess what color I painted the walls? Yup, spring green with an accent wall of baby pink!! I loved it!!
Years later when perusing a quilt catalog I saw this fabric and knew it belonged in my stash- spring green and baby pink flannels. And then when I attended a class at one of my favorite Bernina stores introducing X-blocks rulers I knew that fabric needed to be made into an X-block quilt. So I bought the rulers and the book, Once Upon A Time in X-Blocks Land It’s a Fabric Fairy Tale! by Patricia Pepe. You can find the book at xblocks.com.
I got home and the rulers, book and fabric got put away for a few years until I hired my daughter to sew for me. We decided on the quilt pattern, Sleeping Beauty, found in the X-blocks book and she loved sewing with the X-blocks so much that she and her daughter (my granddaughter) designed their own pattern. We now market her pattern as Hot Lips.
You can find the pattern, kits for the quilts we’ve made, and also X-blocks rulers in our shop at stashladies.com
So in the spirit of finishing UFO’s in 2016, this quilt top was high on my list. I knew I wanted the same simple, yet elegant design we used for the red/turquoise Hot Lips quilt. One can never go wrong with a feather design as they always looks so lovely.
Another UFO bites the dust! My only question now is who should I give it to?