- "May I?," a May Off Season Project Quilting Challenge celebrating the "May I?" theme by starting and finishing a quilted project during the month of May
- 2017 Pantone Color of the Year Quilt Challenge by making a quilt, mini quilt or quilt top that celebrates this year's Pantone Color: Greenery.
Given my limited bandwidth, I chose to create one quilt that meets both quilt challenge guidelines. This is not cheating...it's being resourceful!! ;-)
My morning walk abouts helped to inspire this spring-time scene inspired by the saying "April showers bring May flowers." A garden scene featuring 3 flower pots, each containing some springtime blooms was free-motion stitched onto a greenery solid backdrop. Instead of marking out my design, I created two templates out of contact paper for the flower centers along with some blue painter's tape to outline my flower pots. Everything else was truly free-motion quilted.
|Before and After|
|Spring Inspired Aurifil Threads to Help My Garden Bloom with Color & Texture|
|"Spring Has Sprung" finishes 27" x 21"|