Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rochester Lilacs

I grew up in Rochester, New York, which is known for Kodak camera film, long winters and flowers.  It used to be known as the "Flour City" back when flour mills harnessed the power of the Genessee river and ground grain, but now it is known as the "Flower City" because of the beautiful flowers that bloom every year in Highland Park... the lilacs.

That is little me, at age 2, smelling the blossoms!

I decided to give a nod to these flowers in my latest paper-pieced pattern, Rochester Lilacs.

Believe it or not, this is the simplest pattern I have ever designed!  I decided to keep it simple by using a purple floral fabric for the lilac flowers.  It's available for sale on Craftsy here!

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