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Today's Friday flower is a rose - just in time for valentine's day next week. Roses come in so many different colors and I have many photos of them in many colors. The one photo I based my block on was a pink rose.
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.
As I was working on the Arctotis block yesterday I decided that this block could be simplified for those who do not like all those pieces - mainly the petals on each flower. I thought I'd give it a try, this time making an orange flower instead of pink. The orange looked so pretty that I decided I should complete a whole block rather than just one flower. I picked up some useful tips that will help you too.
Today is flower day Friday and I have a new flower applique to present. This flower is one of my favorite. I have always admired it. It reminds me of a daisy but its silver grey leaves gives it the name of Arctotis. A common name for it is African Daisy.
Friday's flower this week is a Primula. I love the shape of this flower. It is very simplistic. I noticed some of these flowers have four petals, others have five. I used five for my templates.
Yesterday I used a photo I had taken to create three pansies in different colors. Today I want to finish the block off with stitching to show you just what a difference it makes. If you missed yesterday's post, you can check it out here >>
Friday is going to be dedicated to flowers. One of my favorite quilting adventures is to create flowers in appliqlue techniques so this Friday marks the beginning of a series of applique flowers I'm going to be creating. With copyright issues a big thing, I prefer not to use other photographs or images to create my designs. Instead I take my own photos. It is often easier this way because then I can get exactly the right image I want.