Soft Botanical {a mosaic contest}

Slow down a minute, my friend, and ponder with me in color...

Spring sprouts green, softly, in mint, chartreuse and celery.  Outside my window all the colors are fresh, growing things.  The leaves, the stems, the flowers weave a botanical canopy to shield our eyes from the bright warm sun, as we spread out on the cool green grass.

Botanics are blue.  Lavender blue.  And golden sunshine yellow.  Just touches of white, for mostly it's green that serves as a background to the flower parade. 

In my dreamtime garden the flowers speak softly.  They whisper of sweet peaches and tender moist shade.  Rosy heads chatter along the hedgerow, making a mockery of our once tidy beds.   Until moody blue hushes them all. 

But green won't be contained by pottery, edges or rows.  Instead it meanders along, sprouting here, sprouting there until the landscape is dotted with whimsy.  Lush botanical - the joy of irrepressible growth. 

I invite you to join us for a fabric mosaic contest sponsored by Gotham QuiltsCarefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Gotham Quilts.  Choose fabrics to express your favorite Soft Botanical colors. There are many possibilities, though be sure to include some version of green to anchor your mosaic.

Once you have chosen your fabrics, use Mosaic Maker or any mosaic tool of your choice to create your mosaic.  Copy and paste image url's from Gotham Quilts.  To find url's first go to the item page, then right click on the image you want and choose "copy image URL".

To enter the contest, add your mosaic image to our collection here.  If it suits you, link to a blog post explaining your choices - that helps us spread the word about our contest.  But no blog post is required (you can put your image url in the url space).  Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world.

***Important Tip*** If possible, share your mosaic so that when it's loaded to the link up and you click on your mosaic, it takes viewers to see a larger version. This makes it so much easier for me to see your mosaic and consider it as a finalist!  Hosting your mosaic in a public place (such as Flickr or Instagram) and linking the URL works beautifully!

Add your mosaic by midnight April 30th.  You can make up to 2 mosaics!  On May 1st, I'll open voting.   We'll have two winners!  The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!!  Winners announced May 3rd. 

Enjoy!