Is it Spring Yet?
44″ x 44″
I started making this quilt top in February/March 2006 when we were having lots of rain, hail and even some snow in the nearby hills. The mariner’s compass in the center had been hanging on my design wall for some time and I decided to challenge myself to do something original with it. I experimented with fusible and machine appliqué on this project. I think I was really ready for the season to change to spring because the quilt became more and more spring-like in character as I added each border. I machine-quilted the top and then added butterflies, sewing them on only at the body, so they appear to be flying off of the quilt top.
The quilting was finished in 2007, just in time to enter my guild’s quilt show and I actually had an offer to purchase it. It’s one of my favorite quilts though, so I did not sell it. However, it was very encouraging for my first time ever showing a quilt!