Saturday, 21 December 2013

Kurrajong - new pattern

Whilst I didn't end up participating in last week's Diva Challenge #148 Merry Happy
(In the spirit of the Holidays, this week's challenge is to create a piece or tile for your own holidays. Whatever you celebrate, however you celebrate)  I did have a think about it but got too busy to do anything :)

Being in Australia, Christmas is in Summer.  I remember the hot days and the beautiful trees that are in flower - the one that came to mind is named after the area I live in - it is called 'The Illawarra Flame' tree and its other name is Kurrajong'. So, I did some research and came up with this flower pattern. Here's some text from Wikipaedia ... Brachychiton acerifolius, commonly known as the Illawarra Flame Tree, is a large tree of the family Malvaceae native to subtropical regions on the east coast of Australia. It is famous for the bright red bell-shaped flowers that often cover the whole tree when it is leafless. Along with other members of the genus Brachychiton, it is commonly referred to as a Kurrajong. 

in a grid

and this is a picture of one just around the corner from where I live and strangely enough this picture was taken after a day of tangling by the water - the day after Christmas in 2011, the day I started to tangle :)

Thanks for taking time to look - your comments are welcome.


  1. What a beautiful tree. I can see how it inspired you to create your pattern, Kurrajong! Love it and I will incorporate it into some of my future works, also.

  2. Love this one! So easy and so versatile! I've spent the whole evening with it. Thank you for sharing!


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