WILDFLOWERS - FEBRUARY BLOCK- MISSION MANZANITA

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gini Posted: Sat, Nov 10 2012 11:23 PM

 

 

 this was a fun block.   if i made this one again, i would do the brown stems all in one piece.   because i didn't use different materials, you don't see that they are different pieces, waste of my time to do them separately. 

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Linny t replied on Sun, Nov 11 2012 8:23 AM

Gini, you did such a good job on this block.  Your fabrics are perfect.  Some day you're going to have to post pics of your stash.  I bet it's incredible.

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Barbara replied on Sun, Nov 11 2012 9:11 AM

Gini ,very pretty ,this is a strange looking flower ,don't think I've ever seen it before.  but I do think its pretty  Barbara

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gini replied on Sun, Nov 11 2012 12:30 PM

i think a manzanita is a tree, i'll go check

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gini replied on Sun, Nov 11 2012 12:32 PM

https://www.google.com/search?q=mission+manzanita+flower&hl=en&tbo=u&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGIE_enUS498&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Lu6fUO7WJ-PmiwKt6YGoDQ&ved=0CEMQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=619

nope it's a bushy plant.  here are some pictures.  it looks a lot like a native plant here we call princess pine, whose flowers are about 1/2 inch high.

heather is a member of this plant family

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gini replied on Sun, Nov 11 2012 12:47 PM

kinnikinnick,  gramma called it princess pine,  it's a native shrub that has a similar flower. 

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Emily replied on Sun, Nov 11 2012 5:37 PM

Great job, Gini.  I am currently working on this one.  I am not enjoying this as much as some of the others.  I don't know whether or not to do the border they give us.  I might just sash the whole thing.  I will see how I feel at the time. 

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gini replied on Sun, Nov 11 2012 6:17 PM

i think that the border they have will detract from my flowers on the dark background.  i'm thinking i might do some kind of scalloping around it. we'll see.

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Kris replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 3:52 PM

Pretty block Gini. I'd seen these before just didn't know what they were called.

THe photos in your second post don't show up for me.

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Emily replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 11:04 AM

I didn't enjoy doing this one as some of the others.  I stuffed some polyster filling in the flowers to give it some pzazz - but there isn't mucb one can do, I think.

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 2:35 PM

well, emily, i think your's is very cute.

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Emily replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 3:38 PM

I thank you, Gini, but I still say yechhhh on this one.

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 4:43 PM

i'm sorry you don't like it.  i like it as much as the others.

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Kris replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 1:04 AM

I like it too Emily. I like that you "stuffed" the flowers too. Job well done.

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Emily replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:29 AM

Thanks, Kris.  I appreciate the 'uplift'.  I needed that for this one.

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