Friday Flower Digitalis
I have always know Digitalis as Foxgloves. I remember seeing them growing wild in the fields and believed I shouldn't touch them because they were poisonous, however I later found that medicines called Digitalin can be extracted from them which are used for treatment of heart conditions. Now they are grown in gardens like the one I snapped in this garden.
I used these fabrics to make up this flower block.
This was the ideal fabric for the spotty inside of the flowers.
Most of the flowers are made up of 2 or 3 part and joined together before I add them to the background block.
They are all numbered on the template to make it easy to follow. As I build each individual flower on my Teflon Sheet, I use the backing paper which is labelled with its number to identify each.
As I was building the flowers, I noticed there wasn't always spots on the dotty section of the flower (like you see in the flower above) so I added some of my own with a fabric pen.
Here's how the block looks before the stitching is added.
Notice how the flowers stand out much better after I add a dark outline around each.
You can download the pattern for this Digitalis block here: Digitalis Block Download
To see all my Friday Flower blocks visit: BOW flower blocks