Spring Awakening By Denise Smart
This quilt design was submitted for the Jan 2008 Club EQ challenge which was “Make it Seasonal.” Texas winters are mild. The yellow greens are for the dormant grass. True greens for the oak trees and hollies. Blue for crystal clear skies and cleansing rains. The red center square of the uneven log cabin is for the berries. The butterflies are for life ready to spring forth again. I used two different black Paula Nadelstern fabrics for the butterflies. Using two closely related fabrics will keep your eye flowing around the quilt. Experiment with different color combinations in the border to make your quilt glow. I discovered AFTER I had made the butterfly quilt blocks that the red center square blended in too much to the butterfly fabric. So I had to rip apart the butterfly squares and replace the very center red square with the corresponding more neutral beige or blue color. It was worth it in the end. The border was very forgiving to assemble and attach.