The flower garden has always been one of my favorite quilt patterns. I’ve never made one but I’ve started several.
A couple of friends have been working on flower garden tops using the English paper pieces method. Every year, the Paper Pieces ladies are at Paducah. Every year I stop and talk to them. Every year I say . . I’m going to do that! I have a bag of the pieces that I bought at Paducah in 2007.
Truth is . . I started one already but I don’t have a clue where it is. I don’t have much of it done and I was doing in 30’s prints (reproductions of course). Don’t ask me why I chose those. They’re so ‘not me’. The problem has been that everyone else was using a “theme” or one line of fabric. Elaine did hers in all Chocolate fabric. Someone used all reds, whites and blacks. I can’t remember what all I’ve seen and I kept trying to convince myself to use a certain line of fabric and make the whole top out of that line but . . I just can’t.
So, I’m going to use a green for the path . . maybe a Dimples by Andover green, and a yellow center . . maybe also a Dimples, but then everything else will just be from the stash. I can do that.
Only problem is . . when I’m sitting, I could be working on computer stuff, knitting socks or making paper pieces for the flower garden. And, I so rarely sit. Maybe I should put this project away before I ever get started! 🙁