Monday, November 16, 2009
Quilts and flowers have a lot in common if you stop to consider it. Like flowers, to early pioneers, quilts brought a splash of color to an otherwise dreary world. Quilts often take on patterns inspired by flowers. For example, Grandmother's Flower Garden is perhaps the most recognized floral pattern, but there are a host of other patterns. I am always amazed at how when we have finished product in the bays it looks very much like a quilt.
For the quilt squares along the retention pond, we decided to create eight different squares to plant with pansies. These squares are actually a bit of an experiment because in the spring we plan to create DIY quilt square kits to sell. The genius part about this idea is that we will make a guide showing how many flats of each color it will take to make a square, and then we will sell them at a discount if a customer buys a kit. Sometimes we get our marketing ideas from customers! It kinda reminds me of Microsoft's "Windows 7 was my idea" campaign.