..... I thought I would post a picture of a "spring-like" quilt, in spite of Chicago having measurable snow, wind chills, and horrible cold rainy weather for over a week. After all, it is Easter week which conjures up images of sun, beautifully colored eggs, flowers, ribbons on hats, frilly socks, and warmth (at least in my head as I remember it). Apparently that paradigm has shifted for this month. Definitely a winter month here in the midwest!
The perfect quilt to post pictures of would have been the applique quilt for my sister -- it is in soft colors and has one or two baskets on it. But I've already posted that. Or, there is the basket quilt I made using Alex Anderson's pattern where you piece the little baskets, sew in the curved handle and applique down one side. I love that pattern but mine did not come out like hers -- no matter how I laid it out. The 4.5"baskets just didn't play well with each other -- even though it was definitely a scrappy quilt. And, it wasn't too "springy" so that's not appropriate.
But -- if I'm looking for a quilt to boost my spirits in spite of the weather, this one does. I sort of made up the pattern after seeing a picture of a similar quilt. These beautiful fabrics were given to me for my birthday by a very good friend (I call this my Birthday Confetti Quilt) and were fat 1/8's, I think. There are 10+ shades in here and some very very subtle. I wanted to use every inch of those beautiful fabrics and I wanted them to to be the stars. I think they are.
I love this quilt and plan to keep it forever. It is on a chair in our bedroom so I can see it everyday...and for this week and in the spirit of the Easter season, I'll rename it the Jelly Bean Quilt. Don't those colors remind you of jelly beans???