Friday Flower Hibiscus

Posted by Ruth on 22 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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This week's flower is Hibiscus. Hibiscus are known for their large trumpet-shaped blooms and attractive stamen which seems overly large for the flower. I did a little research to find out some facts about Hibiscus. Hibiscus has a less commonly known name of Rose Mallow. The flowers have five or more petals and they come in many colors of pink, red, orange, yellow and purple. Dried Hibiscus is edible and a delicacy of Mexico and tea is also made from this plant. Hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia and the State flower of Hawaii. There are actually two native Hibiscus plants of Hawaii but only one is named as the State flower.

I took this photo on the outskirts of Christchurch. I took a number of photos but this one I liked the best with three flowers in a row.

I made three flowers on my block, although not in a row and not of the purple shade shown in my photo. Instead I used pink for this block.

I used stitching to accent the darker centers as well as the stamen.

My block finished like this.

You can download the pattern for this Hibiscus block here: Hibiscus Block Download

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