Designer: Val Moore is from Cheltenham, New South Wales, Australia. Val has been quilting since 1976. She owned a quilt store in Sydney from 1982-88 and taught quilting (mostly appliqué) in her store. Her shop was one of the few in Sydney at the time. Since moving on from the quilt store she has been freelance teaching and writing for Australian quilt magazines. Since 1991, together with a quilting friend, Val has been annually taking a group of Australian quilters to the USA. Val dabbles in botanical watercolor painting, drawing and has designed appliqué patterns with Australian wildflowers. She is an experienced patch worker and appliquér who has produced many award winning floral quilts over the years drawing on her extensive skills as a botanic artist to create these true-to-life designs.
Description: The native Hibiscus flowers are mauve with a dark red centre which is a protruding column of fused red stamens. Leaves are a long oblong shape and are mid to dark green. Flame Peas are shrubs and twining plants with masses of attractive red, yellow, orange and pink ‘pea’ flowers. Leaves are heart shaped with conspicuous veins.
Instructions are for either hand or machine appliqué combined with extensive hand embroidery to bring out the exquisite fine detail. General requirements and complete details for fabric and thread selecting are included within pattern.
Finished Block Size: 45cm x 45cm (18″ x 18″)