I enjoyed this block much more than I originally thought I would. I did not like the three big leaves in the center flower at first. But, I decided to stick with Esther’s plan this time and take my chances. Perhaps because my block is so much smaller than the original, I didn’t mind the big blocky leaves after all.
That center flower looked like a Trillium to me so I tried to find a print that would look more white than the gray in the original. I used this wonderful print that I often use as a background. However, when I was finished with the applique I found it was too white so I took my Pigma pen and filled in more red dots (sort of hand made picotage!). I love the way it came out.
I have since found out that it might be a Confederate Violet. So named because of the similarity in color to the Confederate uniform. So, my coloration is way out of whack. I still like mine and I’m sure Esther would approve even though I am a Yankee.
I’m not sure what the little floaty flower on the top is, but I suspect Esther just wanted to fill the space, so I followed suit.
Be sure to check out all the wonderful blocks this month (here).