Helen Hazon – S
S for Snowdrops
Inspiration – my garden and its flowers.
I have chosen my own garden as the theme for the 2020 Letters series.
As the seasons change, so the appearance of my garden changes. The background colours are always green and brown but what a variety of shades there are in just these two. Added to these are the colours of the flowers that bloom in succession through the year.
My plan is to use the confetti method to construct the background for each piece, changing the range of colours included to match my garden at each stage in the year. The challenge letter for each quilt will be the initial of one flower blooming at that time and showcased in the quilt. I aim to use a different technique for the flowers each time.
This first quilt in the series shows my garden in Winter. There are the dark shades of the evergreen leaves and a variety of browns in the soil and bare limbs of trees. Amongst this dark palette there are splashes of red in winter leaves and berries and, best of all, a few dots of brighter colour where small flowers brave the cold. One of these flowers is the tiny common snowdrop – Galanthus nivalis – that looks much too dainty to be able to survive our low winter temperatures.
The quilt is made from cotton – fabrics, batting and threads – with a polyester net overlay.