The Vanda is a member of the orchid family and grows mostly in Asia. I consider all orchids to be the ultimate exotic. Since I have a very brown thumb (I can kill even the hardiest house plant!) I tend to stay far away from orchids. I’m afraid just breathing on them will cause damage! LOL!
I started today with an octagon, but from then on, the process was quite different from any of the other flowers.
As you can see, these examples each turned out a bit different. Once I figured out the instructions, though, they went together pretty quickly. I should mention here, that these complex forms are the buds!
This is one of the flowers – something I didn’t realize until after I cut all the petals fr9om green fabric! I will have to cut some from the purple before sewing things down permanently. I can use the green for leaves in some other area.
Here’s a close-up of the flower center. It was probably the easiest part of the whole exercise!
Here is my autumn garden so far. I’m glad I chose to pin the pieces on for now. This week’s flower is not quite what I wanted – green flowers and blue stems don’t quite work for autumn.
Come to think of it – today was pretty much how my whole week has been . . . not quite what I wanted! But tomorrow starts a new – and better – week!