Dreaming of spring...

Meet "Spring Forward"; this sweet little quilt says spring to me... a sentiment I dearly need since I'm looking outside my window at the dusting of snow left last night and staring down a forecast including more snow... ugh. Living in the coastal region of the PNW usually keeps us rainy as opposed to snowy, which means when snow comes folks in my area (self included) are ill-equipped to deal with it. So a vision of spring is a welcome reminder that winter won't last forever!

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I used the "Star Bright" quilt pattern from Katie Blakesley (sign up for her newsletter to receive this pattern free here), but I added a row and column to make it a bit larger (my version finishes at approx. 34.5"x39"). The pattern is great; clear instructions and beginner friendly.

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I started off with this backing print from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane collection which I scored on sale a few months ago and raided my stash of lime greens to make for a vibrant background. 

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This bubblegum shade of pink is notably absent in my stash, but this Robert Kaufman print in white and pink fit the bill. The gray background is an old Cotton + Steel and is pretty much my favorite gray. Ever. Glad I used the last of it here, but sad that it's gone!

Quilted in a crosshatch in white thread. I LOVE crosshatch quilting on simple patchwork quilts. The texture and drape is divine!

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Bound in the last of my gray seedpod print from Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy. I heart this print as a binding so stinking much!

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Can't wait until spring hits for real. This lovely vision will have to tide me over for now!

--JL