Persephone Awaits

Close up of blocks

Recently I decided it was time to update my Bluegrass pattern into something a little easier. Scale it back so it’s more user friendly because the borders are (were) super challenging to make. Keep the fun, lose the dread. Besides, who doesn’t love a quilt with diamond blocks? Right?

Inspiration always hits in weird ways. I was noodling on the idea of how to update it when it occurred to me I could use some SKY ombré fabrics to make this quilt. A cohesive collection of fabric with so much variety. Let me just say, that decision did not disappoint. I absolutely love the movement, the color variations and the depth.

This quilt is easy to make. You can cut out the pieces and sew the blocks in a day or two. It’s a dramatic quilt that won’t break your resolve. It’s a breeze to put together, too! Seriously.

I’ve been sitting on this layout for a few days. Before I piece a quilt I like to look at the blocks in different light during the day. You catch different things you like or don’t like. I’m not a patient person so I hate the wait and the fuss but it’s always worth it in the end!

And the name? Well, I was sitting at my sewing machine looking at the colors in the blocks while I was piecing them. The name of this fabric collection is Reflections, and it’s inspired by nature, as if you are on the ground looking up. As I was thinking about what to name this quilt (I’m not the only one to think about that while I’m making a quilt, right?) I thought about that. Several possibilities came to mind and then Persephone popped into my head: Greek Goddess taken to the underworld by Hades – what if these were the colors she saw just before spring BURST open in all its glory? All while she waits patiently to leave the underworld.

I hope to have the pattern out soon. You’ll be the first to hear about it if you are signed up for my newsletter.

Happy piecing, y’all!

Published by Patty Murphy

Designer. Quilter. Fabric Hoarder.

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