This is me working outside this lovely morning. The morning temperature was so unseasonably cool and we had our morning coffee and oatmeal on the deck while I tuned in to the "quilt show" on public television. It is my Saturday ritual while my DH moves out back to his tractors.
Earlier this week I previewed some of the pattern possibilities I was considering for the Jen Kingwell Quilt Along I am participating in. I supposed I have settled on Spring Fever as the "one" because I have done a considerable amount of prep work on that quilt at this point for me to set it aside. I have become totally involved with the box of scraps and making vases and butterflies from the old fabrics. I have had to add a few fabrics from my stash for stems and butterfly bodies. If I follow Ms. JenK's philosophy of using 110 different fabrics, I will have to go outside of the box of scraps but so far I have been true to the box.
The box of scraps story is this. I was gifted two boxes of scraps from a dear elderly quilter at my church way back in the late 1980's/early 1990's. The boxes have been on a shelf for all this time. Waiting for "someday." Since I am tired of making scrap quilts from my own scraps, I pulled out the box of scraps and have found lovely treasures that I have been using in this quilt.
This is a polyester green and white polka dot that has blossomed into a lovely butterfly.
A cotton/poly floral background with a mix of blue taffeta and woven check.
I am using the woven check as background and feature some black florals and woven lavender stripe.
The box of scraps has lots of brown fabrics. I haven't worked with many browns. So this is fun to be using the brown tiny floral prints and plaid taffetas.
Loving every minute of this quilt so far. I have set aside GTSBs for the moment. I have Spring Fever as the season is moving into autumn here in Texas. This quilt is quickly becoming Zella's Flower Garden honoring the memory of my sweet quilter friend.
Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!