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It was a wonderful goal to reach 50 published flower blocks this week and now I'm busy putting them all into four block packs. Today I put together packs 5 and 6 and uploaded them to the website. 1 through 4 have been there for a while now.
Nine months of my flower blocks are complete. Have you seen them all?
Bird of Paradise is a unique, colorful and beautiful flower. It is one of those flowers that you either love or just don't like. I love the brightness of it and how it is so different to every other flower.
The saying goes "April's showers bring May flowers", well for the northern hemisphere that is true. Maybe not so much in the southern hemisphere where autumn is changing into winter. With the early snowfalls, the only way to brighten one's home is to make some applique flowers instead.
It's the last day of February so what better time than to review all the flower blocks that were released for the month.
Yesterday was Friday flower day and I presented a rose for valentine's day. In my blog post I mentioned that I'd taken many photos of roses in different colors and shapes. Today I want to share some of those flowers and the fun I had in GIMP changing the color of my applique rose block. This may give you some ideas on what color you want to make your block.
Yesterday as I was adding the final stitching to my anemone block I was thinking how easy it would be to blanket stitch applique this flower. You could also make each petal a slightly different color if you wanted.
February's flowers start out with an Anemone. There are approximately 120 species of Anemone and according to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemone means "daughter of the wind" so often they are known as "windflower".
January has come and gone for another year. There has been four Fridays in January this year so that means four flower blocks have been released. Let's take a look.
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.