This month I challenge you to draw a flower. It doesn’t have to be complex. The simplest flower you can draw is a circle, or you can use a flower head from an Electric Quilt Library block. Leaves are optional at this point.
Once you have your basic flower head, start playing. I mean really start playing. This project file could keep growing and growing over time, like any healthy garden, and will survive better than a real garden if neglected through droughts or flooding rain or whatever nature throws at your real garden.
The block above started life as a single, but larger circle at the top of a stem, and has grown into a collection of a wide variety of designs, and is still growing, despite periods of neglect. The first were simple crossed designs, and the plant has bred dozens of varieties over several years.
Below is a sampler showing how something very simple can grow into something more complex.
For help in drawing symmetrical designs refer to the Accurate Applique PDF file which you may download.