Surfing the net and hitting quilting fabric sites and favorite blogs...there are so many block of the month projects I see around blogland and they have tempted me, but never so much as this new BOM by Moda called GreenPiece. OMG--Check this beauty out! I have always wanted to try doing wools but have hesitated. One of my very favorite natural shapes is the ginkgo leaf and one of the blocks has them, in addition to all the other yummy leaves and fruits. Somehow they draw me more than flowers do! I have started collecting different fabrics and stencils and household items with ginkgo leaves. Did you know it is one of the oldest tree species on the planet? It is a symbol of longevity in many cultures. I have candleholders, place card holders, appetizer plates, and greatly desired a set of ginkgo shaped salad servers a few years ago. I have seen on Etsy some absolutely beautiful silver jewelry in ginkgo earrings, necklaces, etc.
I just did some quick calculations and whoa, it's a really expensive BOM project! About $300 by the time shipping is added. Oh well, I can just look at it online I guess!