Butterfly Garden

It’s a bonus Sunday entry! I spent a good chunk of this morning untangling the mess that my children made of my cotton yarn… So I should have the first wash cloth done this afternoon. Oh, the excitement.

I was unpacking my treasures from yesterday’s shopping trip and I figured I would pull out all of the fabrics I have for the quilt I’m planning and make sure they all “go.” I didn’t take swatches with me (sigh). I have a pretty good memory for colors, but I wanted to make sure. And then, since I had them all out, I figured I’d take a picture and share it with blogland.

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Note that there are no children or cats in this picture. They are all sleeping. The cats are hiding somewhere cool and dark, and the kids are down for a nap.

The green on the right came from a mystery remnant bundle*. Which, by the way, I love. Fabric is great, but surprise fabric is AWESOME! The two butterfly prints and the hydrangeas (the one between them) came in a different remnant bundle, together. They are apparently from Springs Creative, the Spring Hydrangea Quilt Collection. I went looking through the full collection and it was not what I was looking for.

I picked up the two on the left yesterday. I wasn’t sure the roses would “go,” but they coordinate pretty well with those greens. And the pink is going to be for sashing, like walkways through a big garden.

All that I need now is some graph paper (which is waiting for the grocery shopping trip on Thursday) and then I’ll put these all together into something pretty.

And I have sugar ants in my craft closet. I’m thinking I’ll need to be getting some ant bait too. :/

*Remnant bundles. If you’re into stash-building on the cheap (yes please), check out the three-pound remnant bundle from fabric.com. It works out to about $2.22/yard. Be aware that you may get a piece or two of non-quilting fabric (I got some seersucker) and that majority of the pieces you get will have a swatch missing from them.

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