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December 27, 2021
Desert Flora 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

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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November 7, 2021
Desert Flora 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

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 and have a little patch smothered in easy to identify weeds … no desert peas! Before I try again I am going to find some pre-emergence spray so that I will be able to see any strange plants coming up.

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September 21, 2021
Desert Flora 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

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 even the desert looks green for a short space of time after rain.

Wish me luck … today I am going to plant some Sturt Desert Pea seeds and am hoping I have inherited my Mum’s green fingers, as she had these come up in a small area of dirt in an old car tyre for many years when I was ...

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August 29, 2021
Wattles and Waratahs 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

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 I love it.

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August 17, 2021
Desert Flora 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

A reminder to me … plant those seeds soon! Need to find a rather dry corner of the garden.

Memories of home include Sturt Desert Peas near the back door every year!

If all else fails I might have to make a wall hanging to bring out each spring.

Now I think of it, a few days ago I was thinking that we need another quilt or two for our bed. This year there has been lots of days with scattered showers … not the sort of weather to wash even one of our two quilts as it has also been very ...

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July 18, 2021
Wattles and Waratahs 2, 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

I love the title of this project file, but the quilts do not live up to the title. The one above is judt wattles, and two of the less common ones at that.

The second design features wattle and waratahs along with gum blossoms.

The last one has wattles and gum nuts, so I am giving up on this project file, as I have other project files which feature all these, plus a heap of other Aussie native flora.Wattles and Waratahs

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July 16, 2021
Desert Flora 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

In the early hours of this morning I woke up, and after an hour just lying around, then decided to get up and do something quiet. for the best part of two hours I sat at the computer playing with a floral cross featuring Sturt Desert Peas.

With just the basic cross design as my starting point, I designed several block variations, and then some quilts. I usually work with designs for square quilts, but at about 3am I chose a rectangular design, more suited to a single bed.

I decided that I needed a few more block variations and ...

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August 27, 2020
Bush Garland 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Australian wild flowers, with the South Australian state emblem in the centre … Sturt’s Desert Pea. The background colour is one of the many associated with the sandy areas of Australian inland.

The second designs features flowers of three Aussie bush shrubs.

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