For now, though, we have green shoots, plenty of salty dust, and the ground, covered in dried grass, is at least free of snow. I hear that "mud season" is coming.
In the spirit of appreciating this time of year, here's a quilt that incorporates those bits of spring hope: green, blue, summer linen, in the midst of a calm sandy background.
I have long admired quilts that make use of negative space, and had fun playing with layouts for these bordered triangles.
The background is Kona Champagne, on the tan side of cream. Measuring about 55"x69" inches, this is a decent sized throw, I'd say. Because of the design, I think it would look great on a bed, too, with those triangles shooting up the side.
The back is a solid kiwi green (from Connecting Threads, I think) and the binding is a random assortment of coordinating solids.
As for the quilting, I went with horizontal straight lines, with a wavy, organic second line twining around every third stripe.
To add a little bit of texture and detail to this otherwise very simple quilt, I incorporated some linen, which I think is particularly reminiscent of this rough, yet beautiful, northern Spring.