I met my goal and more! I got a backing pieced for Mystery #53, the latest mystery at Glad Creations. I would show you a picture of the quilt top if I could, but I can't. It's still a big secret. What I can show you though are my fabric swatches and the backing.
For my color story I chose violets ranging from blue to red, rich greens that lean a bit toward yellow, and some multicolored orange/rose/browns. For the sashing fabric I picked a grayed teal that shows up in tiny places in the other fabrics. I'll post a picture of the completed quilt when it's back from the quilter and safe to reveal.
It took no time at all to piece that back, so I decided to do a second one of yellow daisies for the back of "April Showers and May Flowers".
I truly think it's the prettiest group of fabrics I've worked with. Maybe I'm feeling that way because I need spring so badly. Easter has been over and done for two weeks, and we're still waiting for spring here. This quilt could not be more spring-like if it tried!
The fabrics are lovely little florals that remind me of teacups and are set into a minty green background with mustard green polka dots.
The background fabric was a panic buy. I watched the bolt get skinnier and skinnier til I panicked and bought what was left. (The hazards of working in a quilt shop!) It turned out to be the exact yardage I needed for this quilt. Funny how that works!
Here it is on the design wall waiting to be assembled and borders added. I found the pattern in the book, 40 Fabulous Quick Cut Quilts. It's called "Spring Fling" and was designed by Evelyn Sloppy.
I pieced most of it last weekend at a retreat that I attend every year and that is also called "Spring Fling". How appropriate is that?
See if you can track down a copy of the book. I think you'd have fun making this easy peasy quilt too!
And check out that quilt on the cover. It's on my list of must-do projects . . . someday.