The trees have leaves. Well, some of them. I can’t believe it! I seriously thought that was the winter that wouldn’t end.
I’m really pleased with the finish I have to share today. I’m calling it “Radiate” not only for the radiating diamond pattern, but because this quilt makes me think of summer…the radiating sun, heat, and.. lightning bugs (maybe you know them as fireflies?). Quilts probably don’t normally seem like a summer thing, but in my house I like it cold…so I can relax under a quilt while I think about how miserably hot it is outside. Oh air conditioning…how I love thee.
But, lets not get ahead of ourselves. I need to enjoy spring while it’s here and the temperatures are lovely for being outside.
Maybe enjoying the Oklahoma wind…
Lets keep our fingers crossed that we don’t have a big tornado year again.
It took quite a while to mark the quilting lines out on the top, but it was totally worth it. I would love to try it again in a variety of thread colors to get more of a “plaid” effect.
On the back I used some Ikea fabric (the flowers…I can’t remember the name but can look it up later if anyone is curious) as well as some Alexander Henry fabrics (“Heath” which is a crosshatch and the goat fabric). My absolute favorite one has to be those lightning bugs in the jars. It’s a Teagan White for Birch Fabrics. It just brings back so many fun memories of catching lightning bugs, back in Pennsylvania, as a kid.
I did machine bind this…which isn’t a favorite of mine, but I needed it done by tomorrow for our family pictures. I think it’s going to be spectacular in our pictures. I’m hoping to get one of the kids wrapped up in it to go in my sewing room…which I still need to blog about.
I hope y’all are getting a taste of spring wherever you are!