Friday Flower Petunia
My mother sent me a photo of a petunia (shown below) so of course I needed to make a petunia block. After doing a little research online I found plenty of petunia photos, mostly in pinks and purples but also blue and red among other colors. The red with white look really cool. Apparently most are hybrids developed for specific reasons.
I was surprised to read that these flowers are closely related to tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes and deadly nightshades of all things. They originate from Argentina Their trumpet shaped flowers are popular bedding flowers and make a delightful display.
I decided to make my block in two shades of purple with bright leaves.
I love how the dark inner section comes up through the center of the petal. I used stitching to extend the dark fabric section as it can be quite difficult to cut pieces that skinny.
My finished block has three full flowers and one budding flower ready to open.
You can download this petunia pattern on our website: Petunia Block
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