When we found the Springtime in Paris fabric, it set the color tone for our March release. Collage is so important these days, and it is such a useful fabric that we choose everything else to come along on our date. As a little girl, I always remembered the peonies that my mother grew, and when she passed away I moved them to Sisters. The imagery on the blush colored peonies print is so beautifully done. We thought about the cobblestone streets and repetition in the walkways when choosing the textures to compliment the theme. The illustrated grey sketches on the cream background remind me of rubbings that could be done on the old buildings. Imagine yourself strolling around Paris on a spring day!
Paris Spring Lula Byourx 3006 4C
Gather Cloud 9 1013 -01
Grey Sketch Moda 48613-11
Grass Stripe Moda 48615-15
Blushing Peony Moda 48610-11
Circulus Dot Moda 18131-27
Enchanted Forest Windham 43502-7
Springtime in Paris Quilt Project
Sticks and Stones is the improvisational piecing project sheet that inspired this small quilt. I had so much fun designing the flow of fabrics across the sketch. Using the approximate measurements of the finished piece, I designed the first peony panel on the left and then sized all of the remaining panels to fit creating a flow across the quilt. (Download the project sheet here.)
As I worked through the fabrics I felt that the quilt needed the Manchester orange from Robert Kaufman and the steel grey Kona. They really seemed to add something to the palette. The little blush and peony colored geometric added so much interest in the design. I never know what is really going to work or not until I get started, but it is usually surprising!
Our curated collection of companion fabrics for March follows the Springtime in Paris tradition set in the quilt: