– A rose by any other name

Or in this case, a Mexican Hat …

also known as thimble flower or prairie coneflower. Which is why Latin names for plants can be helpful.
Patch #148 was stitched on indigo cotton over-dyed with Mexican hat petals …

Last year when I dyed this I was at the very beginning stages of contributing to Dee Mallon’s Hearts for Charleston quilt. With the anniversary of that tragic day coming next month, I find our field of flowers to be a poignant reminder …

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