Last week I came across a set of beautiful state flower squares at patternbee.com. I spent an entire morning brainstorming ideas for making them into a quilt. I discovered that the creator of Pattern Bee has been making them herself and is posting each square on her blog as she finishes it. She's nearly done, but I just started today. I picked up some natural colored cotton on my way home this afternoon and started my first square. I chose to start with the rhododendron, since right now they are in full bloom in every yard in the city.