FLOWERS OF THE GORGE
This pattern series celebrates the wildflowers that grow along the Columbia River Gorge and are found throughout the Pacific Northwest. The eighty-eight mile length of the Columbia River traverses a broad range of terrain and micro-climates, each of which is host to different wildflower varieties. Many of these wildflowers are tiny blossoms that are easily overlooked by the casual observer.
These patterns are available through Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop, (360) 718-7103. The patterns are easy to sew straight line designs and include the full size pattern.
TRILLIUM (17″ X 16″, 2014) (Trillium ovatum) is a common wildflower that grows throughout the Pacific Northwest. It grows in moist, dense wooded areas, and is known for its elegant triangularly shaped petals.
SUNFLOWER (18″ X 24″, 2014) Helianthus annus is a summer bloomer that can be found at lower elevations in the gorge.
POPPY (35″ X 29″, 2014) Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) are wildflowers native to much of the US west coast, including Oregon and Washington State. The colorful blossoms, with broad, flowing petals are found throughout the Columbia River Gorge.
CLACKAMAS IRIS (17″ X 18″, 2015) The Clackamas Iris (Iris tenuis) is a small perennial herb that is indigenous to small region of the Cascade range of mountains along the Columbia River Gorge. Its found growing in the small clearings of Douglas Fir forests.
SHOOTING STAR (11″ X 17″, 2015) The Shooting Star (Dodecatheon dentatum) is among the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring. This tiny flower grows along streams and in wet meadows. The array of its petals gives this flower a distinctive shape, as if it is a shooting star.