Esther made this quilt c1858. I am guessing that the Touch Me Not might have been her favorite flower. Why else would she make this bugger of a block twice?? This one had fewer flowers than the pink one so it wasn’t really as bad.
I used to love these when I was a kid (o.k., I still do). They get their name from their seed pods which when mature, “pop” when you touch them and their seeds fly out. That nature thing is so clever. What a fun way to germinate!
I have only seen them (at least here in Maine) in yellow with orange spots. I have never seen pink or red. In any case, I made both pink and red because I felt I owed it to Esther!
My blocks are piling up! I can't believe next month will be the final post. Time flies when you are having a big, big blast!
Visit the Shenandoah ValleyBotanical Album blog to see all the wonderful renditions.
I am posting the mid-month Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt a few days early as I am off for our annual “Seven Sistah’s” retreat on Thursday and I will be “unplugged” (except for sewing machine and iron!) until Sunday afternoon. Stand by for some awe inspiring images of “work uninterrupted”!!!