Today’s flower is a fairly common one in North America, but a factoid I was not aware of is that there are 67 different species in the genus “phlox.” Wow!
Since this is a five-petaled flower, I started with fabric pentagons.
With each corner folded to the center and stitched, the edges of neighboring petal openings are caught together. I had intended to take a photo of an interim step to show the process, but I guess I was so absorbed in making these fun flowers that I forgot!
In fact, I thought the first three were so pretty, I made a couple more! The leaves are a single layer and will be appliqued when I prepare the final piece.
This is the last flower in the section on Spring. I will have to give the overall composition some thought and start working on stitching these in place permanently. In the meantime I need to clear the wall space for the next section.
Next week we start on Summer. The weather is certainly cooperating with that idea!