Friday Flower Sweet Pea
Friday is here again and I have another flower block ready for you. This week it is a Sweet Pea. Not only do I love the beautiful colors that sweet peas come in (mainly purples, pinks and reds) but I love the way they spread their tendrils grabbing onto whatever is available for them. They can grow over 6 feet high if they have suitable support.
The sweet peas in the photos I took, are not nearly that high, but you can see some of the beautiful colors.
To make my block I selected red and pink fabrics to work with.
After all the shapes were added to the background, I used my favorite silver quilters pencil to draw in the tendrils before layering.
I selected several threads - two pinks, a red and two greens. I then proceeded with the stitching. The light green was used for highlights such as veins on the leaves and the tendrils.
My finished block looks like this.