Friday Flower Aquilegia
Aquilegia. I never knew until the other day that this was the real name for the flower I have always known a Granny Bonnet. The word Aquilegia derived from the Latin word Eagle (aquila). It was named this because its outer petals resemble the claw of an eagle. The common name Columbine is the Latin word for dove. I never knew this either. The name Granny Bonnet was born because the flower looks just like a granny's bonnet - you know the kind, like granny had in the story Little Red Riding Hood.
The colors are so soft and dainty. I chose the pink colors for my block.
My flower looks like this. I have added small beads to add dimension.
My finished block has four flowers branching out from a single stem in the center.
I almost forgot to add the dark outline stitch - wow what a difference that makes.
You can download this aquilegia pattern on our website: Aquilegia Block
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