I don’t have a quilt specific to Easter. I have over 200 vintage quilt tops and none really fit the Easter category. One of the patterns that is often thought of as Easter related is called “Crown of Thorns”. The problem is that more than one pattern has that name.
Well It doesn’t matter because I don’t have any quilts or quilt tops in any of these patterns.
Another pattern for Easter is called Hozannah or Palm leaf
It is on my to do some day list but I don’t have one yet.
I do have something that I bought a year or two ago, that I find very inspiring. A Pysanka – Ukrainian Easter Egg. The beautiful design would make a great quilt pattern! here is the information that the artist included with the egg.
and here is the egg
It amazes me to see that detail all done with wax and dye.
Easter eggs always remind me of tulips. Here in Michigan I am a long way from Having Tulips in the garden but I have a vase full of cut tulips.
Cut tulips are so fun to watch. Tulips are one of the few flowers that continue to grow after they have been cut. sometimes they will grow as much as 4 inches after they are cut. They also bend and move a lot. Tulips are not the thing to use in a very formal design because they don’t stay put!….they bend and grow and in different directions throughout the day. They will all bend toward the light, but they will also bend in reaction to gravity. Tulips display geotropism: The directional growth of an organism in response to gravity. Roots display positive geotropism when they grow downwards, while shoots display negative geotropism when they grow upwards. Also called gravitropism. When tulips grow they naturally grow upright. When they are cut for commercial sale usually 10 stems are banded together in a bunch. The bunch is then wrapped in a plastic sleeve and 20 bunches are placed in a box..the bunches are now lying flat, and are shipped to the flower markets. They might be in the box for several days before they are opened. All this time they are lying on their sides, they don’t like that, they want to be upright and they try to bend up even in the box, when the boxes are opened and the tulips placed upright in water the stems often look like they are curving to one side (in the box that side was the upright position). so when they go into a vase at first they might look like this.
the initial outward curve of the stems was the stems attempt to bend upright, and once in the upright position they are curved. in a day or two they will bend back upright.
but they might also be bending at the same time toward a light source like mine are doing today.
It is a lot of fun to watch them grow and bend and change. Here are some more pictures, because I can never just take one! (click to enlarge)