After such a busy weekend, we are kicking back into summer mode. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and it's warming up outside. My little granddaughters will be here in about an hour, so I need to get this post up fast.
I do think it's time for another flower block, don't you? OK then! Today we have the lovely desert dweller (artemisia tridentata), that was designated the Nevada state flower in 1967. Sagebrush is a woody, gray-green shrub with small golden to white blossoms that have a strong scent. The flowers appear in late summer and continue into fall. Native Americans used the leaves for medicine and the bark was used for weaving mats. It was also a food source for sheep and cattle to graze on during the winter.
COLORS: flowers--light orange #728; leaves & stems--gray-green #610; letters--smoke gray #645.
(Click on the pattern image--it should take you to the correct size for download from flickr.)
One more thing, the QUILT DIAGRAMS are now available! Go to the State Flower Quilt Project page (link is also in the right side-bar) and scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says ***UPDATE 7/5/11*** and click on the link to open the PDF. Choose the size and layout you want and print. Use it to follow as a guide when you sew your blocks together. Note: The sizes are given without borders unless otherwise stated.
That's all for now. Hope everybody has a great day!