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Friday, 19 February 2016


Gazanias' are a genus flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native of South Africa and brought to Australia by immigrants on their journey to this land. They produce large daisy-like composite flowers in brilliant shades of yellow and orange, and sometimes pinks. I have these growing in my garden and when a challenge came up I decided to use these flowers in my composition. First of all I did loads of drawings. As the challenge has not been selected yet I will only show you some of the details. The technique I am using is Raw Edge Applique a class that I will be teaching in April at AQC - Australian Quilt Convention, Melbourne (

From my garden (above and below)

Beginnings of the Applique - planning

Suzanne Gummow - finished Gazanias' that are dying off

Suzanne Gummows' Gazanias' - detail - Raw Edged Applique


  1. What a beautiful piece Suzanne. I love your use of fabrics, in the background and in the flowers. Thanks for sharing. Andrée

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