Spring Leaves

I love how spring is so much more than green. In the hills around here, the first colors of spring aren’t really green at all, it’s the reds and golds and ochers of the flower buds that the trees sprout before they start to leaf out.  It’s like a little preview of what’s to come in the fall, and it’s glorious, albeit brief.

I took this shot of a red maple in the beginning of May, when the leaves were fresh and young.  Creamsicle, ocher, lime, chartreuse, against a bright white-blue sky.  So rich.  Coral wings on the bright green seeds are an extra surprise.   By the time summer is in full swing, the leaves will be a dull dark green, so why not immortalize the spring colors now in a quilt?!!

1. Lida Enche Painted Summer Small Floral Blue 2.Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet Glacier 3.Lida Enche Painted Summer Stripes Yellow 4.Lida Enche Painted Summer Berries Green 5.dear Stella Zig Zag Yellow 6.Tula Pink Prince Charming Dandelion Olive 7.Alexander Henry In The Kitchen Heath Metal 8.Cosmo Cricket 2wenty Thr3e Modern Girl Clementine 9.Lotta Jansdotter Glimma Kulla Orange Nut 10.Moda Cross Weave Red Yellow 11.In The Beginning Modern Solids Daffodil 12.Michael Miller Fabrics Pippa Citron 13.Carolyn Friedlander Architextures Ledger Ivory 14.Mo Bedell Full Moon Lagoon Sea Kelp Chain Citron

Thanks Pink Chalk Fabrics for use of the fabric images!

7 thoughts on “Spring Leaves

  1. Ooooooooh, I love these colours!!! Especially the coral one. The coral and yellowish colours look so striking against the light blue sky!

  2. What pretty assortments of fabric you put together! Glad to see some of the painted summer fabrics in there. What software or program do you use to design your quilts?

    1. Thanks Jamie! I love Painted Summer, Lida did a really nice job with that one! I should get some more of it. I use a combo of EQ6 and Photoshop to mock up my quilts. Mostly Photoshop.

      On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 9:31 AM, Jessie Aller

  3. Hi Jessie. It’s Lida here. So nice of you to include my fabrics in your fabulous looking Spring Quilt. Is so pretty and crisp – just like Spring! XXXOOO lida 🙂

    1. Well thanks for creating them, Lida! I just popped over to see your fall collectionand it is lovely, too! Can’t wait to get my hands on that!

      On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Jessie Aller

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