On my design wall – 2018.02.07

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.


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10 Responses to On my design wall – 2018.02.07

  1. Lisa says:

    This is a fun way to make Cherry Blossoms. Very nice.

  2. Caroll says:

    Love this!

  3. jhimsl says:

    Love your modern twist to the hexie and cherry blossom.

  4. Gisha Wogier from Israel says:

    Very nice pattern, love the colors and the use of white pollca dots on black in various sizes.

  5. Carolynn McMillan says:

    Great idea Terry! This will be stunning! Can’t wait to see the finished work. We have NO cherry blossoms here just now, alas!!!

  6. Susan says:

    These are awesome! I really can’t wait to see what else you add to this – keep us posted!

  7. Sandi says:

    Wonderful design Terry! Looking forward to the finished quilt. Like the mix of small and large scale polkadots.

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