Category Archives: Aussie Applique

Desert Flora 13, 14

The colouring for the designs is based on how the Sturt Pea grows in nature, though I have made the green much greener, it is more sage in nature, but the flowers and the dirt they grow in are close … Continue reading

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Wattles and Waratahs 9, 10

No waratahs, lots of wattle. In these designs the wattle is Drummonds Wattle. Interesting flowers which would look good in many other colours, but as far as I know the real thing only comes in one colour.

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Desert Peas 1, 2

This project file uses my version of the state flower of South Australia … the Sturt Desert Pea. It is an annual, though the seasons are based on rain rather than calendar months. The plant emerges soon after rain in … Continue reading

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Wattles and Waratahs 7, 8

Tis the season for sneezes … wattles are flowering in force around Australia at the moment, reminding us of why our national colours are green and gold. I love the first design, but it looks more like a tablecloth than … Continue reading

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Desert Flora 13, 14

The Sturt Desert Pea is an unusual flower, but makes for interesting formal arrangements which only vaguely resemble how the flower is seen in the wild. I like both of these designs, and am thinking about more ways to arrange … Continue reading

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Desert Flora 11, 12

Our state’s floral emblem, though it doesn’t form neat and tidy patterns as I have arranged them in these virtual quilts. Love the second design! May be able to share a photo of a real flower later today!

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Desert Flora 9, 10

From now until Christmas I will be sharing designs each day with a Christmas theme, and like these designs, some not related to Christmas, like these. Not a Christmas quilts, but I am guilty of making felt Desert Pea flowers … Continue reading

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Desert Flora 7, 8

Interesting, but very formal arrangements of the Sturt Desert Pea. Here is a link to some photos of the real thing. Unfortunately, they are not the easiest plants to grow in the home garden … I put in some seeds … Continue reading

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Desert Flora 5, 6

I love Sturt Desert Peas, but I keep wanting to change the background to green … but am trying to resist because these flowers bloom in the desert! I suspect that I am going to change it one day, as … Continue reading

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Wattles and Waratahs 5, 6

The first design should be called Wattles and Gum nuts, but I liked it too much to just leave it in an unused project file, just because it doesn’t fir the file title. The second one fits the title, and … Continue reading

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