Vicki has a good friend who shares Dana's Alma Mater who helped her select the right base shades of green and gold, then she sent me samples of some of the grandients for my approval. When she packaged them and invoiced me, she called the two sets William (greens) and Mary (golds).
Oh I can't resist - I liked my fan but this photo shows the colors a little better:
I can't really start setting the blocks until they are all made, but I can do some of the preliminary piecing of these beautiful hand dyes to get a head start.
And then, in a gesture of pure generosity, Dustin, who organizes the Flickr group where quilters around the globe who are making the Grandmother's Choice blocks share photos, tips, and encouragement every week, sent me this lovely lemon print fabric that may just have to find a place in Dana's quilt:
That's a big enough piece of that fabric to plan a whole quilt around it - but did you notice the little note he included? He cut his yellow-orange page in a lemon-shape-- and there's a little kitty cat sticker at the top!