Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring and two Surprise quilts

Happy Spring!!  Today is the first day of Spring, but you wouldn't know it looking out the window here in Minnesota.  Deep snow.  But the sunshine is warm and bright.  The light is amazing - something any artist would envy.  With the sun high in the sky and snow on the ground, pure light is reflected everywhere!

There haven't been any blog posts for a while because I've been diligently working on the Surprise Quilts for my great-nieces.  Last night the final binding was sewn.  They're done!  And just in time.  The family is visiting this week from Seattle, and I can give the girls their quilts this weekend when we have a family gathering.  Can't wait to see their faces!

The pattern is Nana's Surprise and is free at Quilter's Club of America.  Fabrics are predominantly from the Savannah collection by Fabri-Quilt, Inc. with a few others in the very dark and very light tones added for balance.

The quilts are the same, but different.  This one has pink corners, the other one has green.  The random pattern has the fabrics falling in different places, but they are the same mix of fabrics.

Love the sweet pinks for two lovely little girls.  I usually don't work in pinks, so it has been a bright and cheerful project for Spring.

(Friday update)
Linking up with Sarah  to celebrate!  Take a look at her blog to see what great quilts folks have been working on - and consider participating in her Hands2Help Charity Quilting Challenge.  It's always rewarding to use your talents to help others.


  1. Love the colors! Nice pattern, too.... okay I love the whole quilt.

  2. Beautiful quilt, Jean! And thanks so much for promoting the Hands2Help Challenge!! Whoop whoop!!!