He was a farmer all his life, so blue and green, Nature's main palette, are perfect. He has gorgeous blue eyes too! This was made entirely from scraps, many of them from my Scraps of Calm and Fleurs amassed scraps (can you have scraps from scrap quilts? Hell, ya!)
I find it quite interesting to let my eye run over all the variety in shades and tones and value of blues and greens! There is one fabric I used as a light in one block and as a dark in another! I also love the pops of lime in a couple of the blocks, scraps from Brady's M&M pajamas I made him last year. I fussy-cut those squares so I got as little M&M colours as possible.
My scrap resources in the green family were pretty limited, the majority of them being up North. This is mainly why I only did an 6 X 6 block size quilt. Still, it's 48.5" square, and a nice lap/snuggle size. I am going to hopefully find some flannel down here, on sale, for a quilt back. If not, it's off to Fat Quarter Shop or Hawthorne Threads, my two favourite online stores!
Like Cynthia, I like to start putting my blocks up on my design wall once I get a few. I didn't move too many around in the end, just tried not to have the same fabric touching each other or in the same row or column.
Bella helped with the construction, as per usual:
I loved Cynthia's construction method:
|Four 10" strips sewn together|
|Rotated and sewn back together for a checkerboard effect|
|Column 1 chain-pieced together and set up for pressing seams in opposing directions|
One last fun outside shot.
Okay, what's with Dell and June in the title? If you are a member of my family, you'll know those are Uncle Bob's beloved team of Percherons he had for many many years. The other meaning is a dell is green and June is a blue-skied month!
I am linking up with Cynthia's new linky party, Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework. I also might just have to make another one of these and take part in the Quilt Along over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and donate it to the seniors' lodge as I had originally thought of.