I made this little basket (or bag) from the Easter egg files designed by Purely Gates.
She only works with distributors and quilt shops, so you can ask for them at your local quilt shop (or at Sew Generously if you ARE local.)
You use mylar in the hooping as an applique. The sparkle of the eggs is not showing up well in these photos because I took them with my iphone, and did not pay much attention to the light.
The sparkle is obvious when you view them in person and turn them toward the light. Each egg pattern is different and distinct and the color palette and instructions are very clear. Just be sure to purchase some mylar too. I guarantee you’ll have some fun with this.
Here in the midwest we have a stretch of mild days ahead. My plants are not yet showing any signs of life, but it’s early.
I have faith.
May your Easter holiday bring you the peace of knowing that even the viciousness of this past winter is not the last word, and we cannot possibly understand or anticipate the resurgence of life just by looking at the barren twigs of today. Somehow, some way, spring will come and new growth and new life will triumph.
It always has and it always will.