When we first started talking about adding picture squares to the original geometric squares I had developed, I sketched out a whole page of various flowers, trees, bugs, leaves and other nature inspired items. I came up with the idea to layout the squares to make a flower garden picture afghan and settled on the 5 here, plus the Sun Square (which the editors thought fit better in the Space Square chapter).
|Square #17: Tulip
|Square #18: Daisy
|Square #19: Stem with Leaf
The Step with Leaf is a fun one. Because of the reversibility of the fabric, you can flip every other leaf square over (to put the leaf on the other side) as shown in Grampa Kit's Garden afghan. This one also shows off the smooth lines possible in the technique when worked in simple, upright color changes.
|Square #20: Stem with Grass
This square is deceptively the most difficult square in the book! Those 4 rows of grass involve more color changes than any other square. And even with my tricks for avoiding extra ends to weave in (included in the book), there will still be a large number of ends. The biggest trick is managing to weave those ends in ONLY under and through stitches of the same color.
|Square #21: Dragonfly
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