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From my Sketchbook: Auriculas...


EDIT: You can now buy this pattern as a PDF here or as a Paper Pattern here.

I have a new quilt in issue 36 of Today's Quilter this month, it's called Auriculas and was inspired by the Regency Auricula Theatre at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. Auriculas have enchanted gardeners for hundreds of years: their distinctive form and exquisitely dainty flowers with brilliantly-coloured, velvety petals are instantly recognisable, so I thought I'd share a little more about the history of these curious little flowers.

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