Easter is quickly approaching, and they tell me that spring has started but you would never know it to look outside today!
For the past several days I have been having a really hard time hand quilting. I have a case of vertigo (went to the doctor and its an inner ear thing and I got a prescription so hopefully it will be short-lived) which causes me to get so dizzy when I try to focus on the stitches that I just can’t get any even stitches and I can only work for short periods of time..a big change for the normal several hours at a go.
Since I haven’t been quilting as much I have been thinking a lot about quilts…..and today I was thinking about the colors of the fabrics we choose, and how those choices make the viewer of the quit think of a specific season of the year or holiday. Like it or not (and it doesn’t matter what pattern we use) a red and green quilt is going to make people think of Christmas.
I do not believe that the maker of this quilt top from the 1800’s ever intended for it to be a Christmas quilt ( I hand quilted the top 2 seasons ago) . I think it was intended to be just a quilt made with red and green fabric.
But I have been calling it a Christmas Quilt since I started working on it.
Yellow and orange and brown together will make people think fall right away…as in this unfinished top
Or this quilt that I finished about 6 years ago
I think this quilt that I made with vintage blocks has Spring like colors
So what colors say Easter? I turned to Google for an opinion….a Google image search for “Easter colors” gave me this
I have a quilt in those colors. this is one that I made with a vintage (50’s) quilt top
Be sure to check out this post from the Quilters Newsletter blog which is about hand quilting!!
Whatever colors you make your quilts enjoy the process of making them!!