Monday, April 1, 2013

"Dreams of a Garden"

I love the smells and sights of Spring and dreams of warm Summer days!

I was recently inspired to make Butterfly blocks for SWAP in a group on MSQC forum. These swaps cause extraordinary visions of finished projects to pop into my head!

So, I shop with great care for my dreamy choice fabric and purchase enough to make not only the swap blocks, but the envisioned quilt!


I've titled this new vision "Dreams of a Garden". 
I'm using tone-on-tone floral prints. 
I chose two vivid prints of red daisies and cloudy blue violets. 

My butterflies will center each block using alternate black on white and white on black fabrics.
Today will be spent at the cutting table, making a variety of squares to be pieced together to complete 7.5  inch blocks. I'm told the blocks are easily assembled, so I may even get time to spend at my sewing machine. 
The swap promises 22 other colored blocks to add, if I choose, but I won't see those until later in April. I may end up with two quilts, or one huge garden!

For the big finish, I also purchased tone-on-tone striped greens and tone-on-tone whites for the border. I know the green will give the impression of grass borders and I'm hoping with the white, I can create a picket fence for my garden.