' sweet scents of spring ' quilt

It's been a pleasant experience to sew with gauze fabrics, petal soft and dreamy to touch. I loved making these Courthouse step blocks and planning a quilt around them. 

These delicate fabrics really helped me in capturing the essence of spring season. The bear print I used in the sashing also has two lovely messages printed on it..

' Though we are tiny beings in the universe, our hearts are deep and huge.'
' If you cherish grasses, flowers and the earth, you can talk with them.'

To keep the look simple and not to distract from the softness, I quilted it with stitch in the ditch around the blocks and did some hand quilting in the borders to extend that homely feeling.

This flowery border print is Dear Mother's girlhood by Nani Iro. I felt it picks up the colors from the blocks and blends in so nicely.

Since gauze fabric is likely to stretch while sewing, the blocks were not the same size, it was only a slight difference but still noticeable when they are sewn together in rows. For this reason the partial blocks at the end of alternating rows were also trimmed accordingly ending up with an organic and charming feel to it.

Binding is a fun mix of prints that are present in the quilt with a lion or a frog peeking through ;)

Backing is a soothing blue and white stripe in organic cotton. It is just as light and soft as the gauze fabrics. 

'Sweet scents of spring' quilt measures around 57" x 74"., perfect for any sweet person who loves to snuggle with a cheerful quilt. It is in my Etsy shop. ( ' v ' )

Thank you for visiting! Hope you have a great weekend!


Martha said...

This might be my favorite of your quilts, Pratima, although that's a very difficult decision. There's so much attention to detail in your designs, and it really shows. Wonderful work!

Stephanie said...

Such a super sweet quilt. I love the softness and airy feel of the colors and gauze. The striped back and scrappy binding are the perfect finishing touches. No doubt this quilt will be snapped up in no time.

Candace said...

It's perfectly named, Pratima, and perfectly sewn! I love the messages, too. Your personal touches and sewing love have made a quilt for someone to cherish forever. It loks as though you had a day at the park for photographs, too ;>)

Michaelanne said...

Your lovely personality shines through your work...this is a real treasure. Perfect mix of colors, and prints! Just beautiful Pratima!

legato1958 said...

Such a gorgeous and soft quilt! I love everything about it... colors,softness, fabrics, blocks. What a treat to see the details, too.