Here we are already at the Spring Equinox: one of the two points in the year at which day and night are equal. I don’t know why the Met Office insists on calling this the first day of Spring. It isn’t. It’s the middle of Spring. If the Midwinter Solstice is on 21st (-ish) December, and the Midsummer Solstice is the 21st (-ish) of June, (and if, logically, these mark the middle of winter and summer respectively) then the mid-point of Spring must be 21st (-ish) March. Pagan tradition has it that Spring begins with Imbolc, on 1st February, and ends with the start of Summer at Beltane (1st May). The light changed in February, from winter to spring, and it will change again at the beginning of May.
Pedantry aside, I made this simple quilt to mark the midpoint of the season:
A very simple design, and quite simply executed. It’s hand-pieced, with an equal amount of light and dark fabric, and is hand-quilted. Unusually for me, I did use wadding (batting) in this one, and did some embrilting – Arlee’s word for embroidery that also functions as quilting. It’s very dark here today, so the photos aren’t great.