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Friday Flower Chrysanthemum

Posted by Ruth on 16 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Chrysanthemums are also known as mums in America which always makes me giggle because that is what we refer to as our mothers in New Zealand instead of mom. They are certainly a beautiful flower though and come in a wide variety of colors. Red, yellow, pink, orange and white.

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Friday Flower Cosmos

Posted by Ruth on 9 August 2013 | 1 Comments

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These simple looking flowers are always a favorite as they are so bright and colorful. The colors vary between the different species. The leaves are also simple and pine needle like in shape. It is hard to see the leaves with this flower I photographed as it is in among other plants.

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Friday Flower Gazania

Posted by Ruth on 2 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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This week's flower is one I just love, I think because it comes in so many wonderful colors. I chose yellow and orange to make my gazania. Gazania are quite similar to arctotis but are easily recognized by their green leaves whereas arctotis have silvery grey leaves. I captured some shots of gazanias with my camera.

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Friday Flower Daisy

Posted by Ruth on 26 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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Today is one of my favorite flowers to make, a daisy. I have made several different daisy quilts over the years. First came Starlit Daisies.

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Poppy Fields Download

Posted by Ruth on 23 July 2013 | 3 Comments

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One of the first classes I taught on my first trip to America was "Poppy Fields" which is a pattern Jan Blanchet designed. That was way back in 2002 and it is still a popular pattern today.

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Friday Flower Lupin

Posted by Ruth on 19 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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This week's flower is a lupin - it's real name Lupinus. A few years back I managed to capture some beautiful lupins in bloom while traveling through the Arthur's Pass (mountain pass from west to east in the South Island of New Zealand). Although some may think the mountains are overrun with these flowers, I thought they made a beautiful scene.

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Friday Flower Cyclamen

Posted by Ruth on 12 July 2013 | 1 Comments

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I always thought Cyclamen plants made wonderful mother's day gifts. I even received one once. I have to admit, they do need some extra special love and attention and I'm not so good at giving that to real plants so textile ones it is for me. Of course, being a mother, I felt it fitting to include a cyclamen in my collection, even if it is well past mother's day this year.

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Four Pack Flowers

Posted by Ruth on 9 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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I am now offering some of my flower blocks as four packs. This will make them less expensive for you as they average to be just $3.00 a block. The first three packs are available on our website now.

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Friday Flower Black-eyed Susan Vine

Posted by Ruth on 6 July 2013 | 1 Comments

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As I was walking along the road I noticed this beautiful flower growing among the plants on the bank. I snapped a couple of photos.

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Friday Flower Malva

Posted by Ruth on 29 June 2013 | 1 Comments

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This weeks flower is the Malva. This flower is dedicated to Carol, founder of Quilt University where I have taught for the past 12 year. Carol was a keen gardener and grew Malva in her garden. Thanks to Roger for allowing me to use one of her garden photos.

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