Helen Hazon – P

P for Primroses

I am continuing with the theme of my garden as it changes through the seasons. This month there is lots of new growth so many shades of fresh green. We have a lot more flowers, all are small but still beautiful and giving little spots of colour among the green. There are also the darker evergreens and patches of bare soil.

My chosen flowers are primroses – Primula vulgaris. These are delicate little yellow flowers with a bright orange blotch at the base of each petal. I don’t know how widespread they are outside western Europe but here they are welcomed each year as a sign that Spring has really arrived.

In this quilt I have used a confetti background again with primroses painted onto brown fabric showing them appearing on the bare winter soil. I have added machine quilting throughout and machine stitching on leaves and flowers for detail and emphasis.

All fabrics are cotton with nylon net. Threads are cotton for piecing and quilting, rayon for embroidery.


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  1. I love the freshness of the spring colours which you have conveyed in this piece. Wonderfully neat machine stitching as per usual! Lovely.

  2. Maryte Collard

    Your primroses are beautiful and truly brings joy, thank you!

  3. I like the contrast with the confetti background and the brown fabric with the primeroses. The embroideries on the primeroses (the heart) is beautifully done.

  4. A real lovely spring quilt. Love your embroidery on the primroses.

  5. joanbrailsford

    Lovely fresh primroses contrasted against the confetti background really give a feeling of new flowers in the spring. Beautiful

  6. The design highlights the yellow of the primroses and the confetti background is a great contrast to the brown. Colourful and delightful to the eye.

  7. Your primulas look like little sun kisses, great capture of first signs of spring!

  8. English quilter

    The primroses bring a touch of spring to the world in the time of Covid. The yellows are like a ray of sun. The stitching in the centre of the flowers is exquisite.

  9. You picked exactly the right colours for this spring garden. The primroses are beautiful on the brown background.

  10. Love primroses and I really love the way you brought them into your quilt. The straight background motif fits perfectly with your flowers and earth. And the stitching is great!

  11. Beautiful portrayal of your primroses.The embroidered detail adds visual interest, drawing the viewer in for closer examination.

  12. The first signs of spring when colorful new life is starting to peep through a long dreary winter. Beautifully executed.

  13. studiociboulette

    I love the freshness of your piece. Spring is in the air…. beautiful stitching also.

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