The Spring, clad all in gladness, doth laugh at Winter’s sadness!
(from “Now Is the Month of Maying” by Sir Thomas Morley)
It’s about this time of year that even non-gardeners in colder climes start thumbing through seed catalogs and counting the days until those first crocus buds seemingly pop up overnight. And considering that last week the weather channels were reporting that Florida was the only state in the nation without snow, those in warmer regions are probably dreaming of spring in a way they don’t normally have to.
With that in mind, let’s look at some pretty fabric, shall we? I know that many quilters are already pulling out their soft florals and planning gardens made of cotton. Here are some spring- and summer-themed fabrics that we’ve received that you may want to check out.
Seriously, how cute are those bees? They’re part of the summery Honey Bee collection from Michael Miller Fabrics.
If retro roses are your thing, you’ll want to take a look at Red Rose Farm by Elizabeth Scott for P&B Textiles, a lovely combination of florals and polka dots with a candy-colored stripe.
When we saw the Shadow Play collection from Hoffman Fabrics in the fall, we particularly liked the screenprint dragonflies.
If you’re really itching to start digging in the dirt, Red Rooster’s Lil Miss Cutie Patootie Springtime by Desiree might tide you over for a couple more months. With a range of patterns and blenders in juicy colors, this collection has something for every gardener. (Personally, I love the watermelon seed prints.) Click on the link to see the 24″ repeat panel.
And last but not least, be on the lookout for Moda’s Oasis by 3 Sisters to ship in February, just in time for those dreams of spring to start becoming realities.