Friday, 14 March 2014

Low volume quilts and pale mornings

This morning the view from the window was very misty, even foggy. The garden was mysterious with muted colour. 

Greens were tinged with grey, yellows softened and tiny mauve primulas were pale.

It all reminded me of a low volume quilt from the book Sunday Morning Quilts  by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkinson which is one of my favourite books at the moment. Here is my own pale quilt....

low  volume baby quit

In the garden, the big willow tree is almost in leaf, nearly there, it just needs another sunny day or two and the suggestion of lime green will be replaced by minted new leaves.....

The May blossom tree is in her full frothy bridal glamourous dress.....

paper fine petals and delicate yellow stamens with little bobbles on the end of each one... 

low volume baby quilt

I used loads of long stripe scraps, some recycled fabrics, it was a great way to use things up from the huge pile of bits too useful to throw away...

low volume baby quilt
Later on in the morning a pale sun struggled through the fog and the day turned into bright colours....

elephant fabric for back of low volume baby quilt

The fabric for the back of the quilt is from Kay in Lincoln, little elephants in bright colours... and then when the day was in full swing I noticed the camillia had opened her first ruffled hot pink flower, a small corner of brightness in the front garden and it made me feel so happy that the spring has started. 

I hope your garden is waking up too and your week is going well, thanks for dropping in,


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