Friday Flower Hydrangea
This week's flower is a hydrangea. You most commonly see these flowers in blue but sometimes in a purplish pink shade, it depends on the soil type. If you see the blue flowers it is because they are growing in acidity soil. The following photo is one I found on wikipedia, but it reminds me of the hydrangeas I remember seeing in my music teacher's garden as a little girl.
I made my flowers blue. I had the perfect fabric that changes shade, thus my flowers were all slightly different. I used a dab of white paint for the center...
...and then built the bouquet of tiny flowers up by placing the outer flowers first.
I did find it rather hard to stitch around each flower but only because it was hard to tell where the edges of the fabric were under the foot.
I put four leaves on this block, each had viens stitched in them to finish off. Here's how it looks completed.
You can download the pattern for this Hydrangea block here: Hydrangea Block Download
To see all my Friday Flower blocks visit: BOW flower blocks