I started making this baby quilt by selecting the backing. I had intended to use yellows, purples, and oranges, drawn from the backing fabric for the piecework on the front of the quilt.
I had no trouble at all selecting yellows and purples, and I really liked the way they all looked together. But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make any auditioned oranges work. It took a while (slow learner?), but then it dawned on me that there are times when I need to be flexible enough to let go of preconceived ideas and let the fabrics speak to me. Well, okay then. I guess I don't need the oranges! The only orange color you'll see is in the few blocks of backing fabric I used on the front for continuity (and a few dots of orange in one of the lilac fabrics).
This was an enjoyable quilt to do in the wintertime. So bright and cheerful and a reminder of the colors of our coming spring.
I quilted it in an all-over meandering stitch which I think does a good job of pulling the whole quilt together.
I especially like the quilting on the back where it gives a sense of the flowers scattered helter-skelter in a rolling field.
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