What is synonymous with sunshine, school ending, strawberry shortcake and a slower pace of life? Summer! Its very name evokes thoughts of happiness, rest, heat, and great memories of holidays and fun. It is a time of abundance – of flowers, crops, fruits, and for me, time. It represents time away, when my time to quilt, design and create is at its prime. With all this time, I may even finish my quilt about time!
My quilt depicts time with the four seasons, the twelve months of the year, and the hours on the clock. Many months have indeed passed since I began this endeavor, but it is coming to fruition. Each month is portrayed by its birth flowers and birthstones. If you missed any of the summer months, here is a quick recap – or you can click on the month to read the original post.
Birth flowers: Larkspur and Water Lily
Birth flowers: Gladiolus and Poppy
Birth flowers: Aster and Morning Glory
On my quilt about time, the summer corner is positioned on the bottom left. The motif continues the repetition of swirls and overlapping branches from the winter and spring corners, but the leaves are a vibrant green. Here it is on my quilt.
More summer gifts to ponder: ice cream, sitting by the lake, everything being fresh, corn on the cob, barbeques, bare feet….. It truly is a season to inspire thankfulness and well, quilting!
I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.