Many years ago I saw this quilt made up at a quilt show and I just knew I had to make, but I never did. I think we've all fallen into that trap a time or two. This package contains 48 block segments for paper piecing and another package has the border papers. The date on the pattern is 1996 so I'm guessing that is roughly the time period that I bought the pattern.
I started slicing 4.5" strips off all of my batiks right after I bought it to use with the pattern. All of these fall into the time period of 1991 to 1998. If you weren't into quiltmaking yet at that time you may have never seen most of these as patterns in batiks usually aren't repeated. That is about 9.5 yards of batiks in the photo. You can click on the photo for a closer view. Some stores had the older batiks in stock longer because they didn't sell as fast as other quilting cottons. It took quite a few years for them to become popular. I don't know if I'll ever make the pattern but I think it's likely that I will use more recent batiks if I do.
One more bloom! And another bud! The little Postit note on a toothpick says it bloomed in Nov and Dec. Now I can add Jan. and Feb. to the label. I labeled each plant as to color and time of blooming so I can see if they bloom in the same order next year.