Queen of the Meadow
A pretty and feminine Afghan block inspired by the English hedgerows and riverbanks in summer, and particularly by a plant whose country name is Queen of the Meadow, Latin name Filipendula ulmaria, otherwise known as Meadowsweet or Ladies Bedstraw. It has heavily scented, very irregular, frothy massed flowers, and to me, that almond scent and burgeoning blossom is the very essence of childhood summers spent messing about in the fields down by the river. I have tried to recreate the effervescent, unstructured appearance in this square. If this madness is too much for you, it might be worth trying out reducing the rounds of chain loops to ch-3 or possibly even ch-2. Feel free to play about with it. I wrote this for two colours, but I think it would look lovely with the frothy edging all one colour, and different shades peeping through in the background. There is a picture of the ch-3 version.
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