Helen Hazon – C
C for Cranesbill
Inspiration: In May my garden has a background of many shades of green. It also has a lot more flowers, mostly pink and blue. In pink we have lilac, aquilegia, cranesbills, red campion. The blues include lots of bluebells, bugle and irises.
For this quilt I have chosen cranesbills – Latin name Geranium – for their cheerfulness and reliability.
These flowers grow wild here but have been tamed and bred to create many varieties for gardens. They love to grow in the light, sandy soil that we have here and in our mix of sun and shade. When I looked this week we have at least 14 different types of cranesbill flowers, some that I planted and some that have grown after cross pollination in the garden. All of them have 5 petals in each flower and their colours range from white through pink to deep purple.
My quilt background is confetti pieces with net and quilting to keep them in place. The flowers were cut from 2 layers of fabric fused together then details were added with Inktense pencils and hand embroidery.
All cotton with nylon net.