Brunnera Flower Block

Posted by on 17 February 2020 | 1 Comments

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Brunnera is a flower in the Boraginaceae family or more commonly known Forget-me-not family. As with most flowers, there are many species of Brunnera. The best known is Siberian bugloss. Its interesting heart-shaped leaves grabbed my attention so I decided to make a new flower block.

I started out thinking about the 2-tone leaves and how I would create that effect. I practiced a leaf by cutting out two heart shapes, a lighter smaller one to place on top of the darker one.

leaf sections

two leaf sections

Then I used free-motion stitching with a green thread to match the darker fabric to add detail to the leaf. The nice thing about this, if you go a little crooked, no one would know!

veins

creating veins

I made several leaves to create my flower block, then cut out tiny blue flowers to add at the top, adding stems first. I also scattered a few of the flowers around to balance the block.

Definitely a fun block to make and add to my collection of flowers. If you'd like to know more about the pattern, you'll find it here: Brunnera Block pattern

 

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  • I really like the this one. The leaves came out great, and the little blue blossoms are charming.

    Posted by Anita, 18/02/2020 1:13pm (2 months ago)

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