In the Alaska, we can be well into May and still have patches of snow and ice. We were out in McCarthy, Alaska last weekend, and this is what the swimming hole looked like on Sunday May 27th.
Last year, I wrote a blog post called Walking towards Winter’s End with lots of fun photos of what Break Up season looks like.
Many of you know that I am part of an art quilt group called Cloth in Common. We are in our first year of working together. You can read about the origins here.
Every two month we get a new prompt. In April, it was my turn to selection our source of inspiration. I selected Spring. If you visit the Cloth in Common blog, you can see all of the amazing pieces created by our members.
These past two months have been even busier that normal. I created Bear Fence for the American Made Brand booth at Quilt Market in Portland. You can read more about that quilt here.
I taught for six different guilds, and I taped with Quilting Arts TV.
I got sick. Deja Vu. I did it last May too. It is a pretty funny blog if you are not the one getting sick. My favorite line is “lawn movers in my mouth”.
I selected a limited palette inspired by the colors I see every Break Up season—ice and snow, water and rock, blue sky and bits of green.
You can see it better with the hard seam lines drawn in.
It was hard decision for me—chaos? or Order? At one point, I thought about doing a mixture of both of them. Can you see where the chaos is and where the order is?
All the while I making more and more units.
So, order wins. I decide that all units will be placed so that they form diamond shapes. I begin to consolidate colors in the foreground and in the background.
Finally I finished.
Did any of you make spring quilts? I would love to see them and share them here.
In other news, I am teaching at Craft Napa! Registration just opened.
Tonight, I head to Columbus, Ohio to each at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium. There are still a few spots availabe if you suddenly have a wild urge to spend the week with me in Ohio. After this teaching gig, I am home until mid-September! Hello Midnight Sun.