I am excited to share that my pattern, Spring Growth, which originally appeared in Love, Patchwork & Quilting Issue 45, is now available for sale! Spring Growth is a modern, graphic quilt designed for maximum visual impact that finishes as a large lap quilt at 60″ by 72″.
Spring Growth was inspired in both design and color palette by a photograph of a finch. In the photo, the finch’s dark eye is surrounded by a pop of orange and a dusty gray body and background. Birds are one of the first signs of spring in my area, so I chose to back and bind the quilt in green as a promise of the growth ahead.
Included in the pattern is a coloring page to help you plan your quilt design and perhaps even audition quilting motifs. There is ample room to play with some fun quilting in the negative space. Straight line quilting to enhance and echo the pieced shapes would work beautifully, too.
The pattern contains tips for piecing precision. I am really looking forward to see how others interpret and use this design!