You know it’s almost Spring in Vancouver when thoughts turn to Cherry Blossoms. I’m working on an entry for the textile art exhibit Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation which will be at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver.
I was in the mood for bright colors and a modern look. I wanted to use a hexagon shape for my flowers. Since cherry blossoms are typically 5-petaled, I made a pattern which subdivides 6 triangles into 5 petals and 2 leaves, which I’m using to paper-piece the flowers.
Here’s my pattern, and my version of a bright, modern Cherry Blossom. I’ll make a few more blossoms, then piece them together with triangle and/or hexagon shaped pieces of the background fabric.
Thanks for stopping by. Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.