Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Spring Greens


2018-03-23 13.49.56This week’s finish is a twin-size donation quilt.  I made the forty-eight 16-patch blocks as leaders and enders over the last year or so.

2018-03-23 13.50.57I love all the squares I put together, but they do look more interesting up close.  I thought the citrus greens would keep it bright, but when the blocks were finished, they were pretty dull.  That’s why I bought the ombre fabric to use for borders and sashing.

Of course, I had hoped to miter the border corners and let the green flow around the quilt without interruption, but I didn’t have enough fabric.  I used scraps to make the cornerstones instead.

2018-03-23 13.51.41The backing is a watercolor forest print.  I used the trimmings for the binding.

2018-03-21 13.22.00And here it is against the last snow of the winter (download).

Hope you’re keeping warm and having some great finishes!

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

4 thoughts on “Spring Greens

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  2. Those ombre greens really make this sparkle!

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