When I am choosing fabric for a quilt, I always try to include something which will give the quilt some texture. In other words, something which will provide an extra element to the quilt to stop it looking too one dimensional. Sometimes this can be difficult and I am amazed at how easily mother nature manages to offer us so many varieties of texture.
These sage leaves have the softest texture.
The skin of an avocado has amazing texture.
With the exception of the avocado, these are all from my garden so imagine how many thousands of textures there are out in the world. If only I could do it so well and so easily.