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Kalaniot

"In Hebrew, the anemone is kalanit metzuya. "Kalanit" comes from the Hebrew word "kala כלה" which means "bride", "metzuya" means "common." The kalanit earned its name because of its beauty and majesty, evoking a bride on her wedding day.[9] In 2013 Anemone coronaria was elected as the national flower of the State of Israel, in a poll arranged by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (החברה להגנת הטבע) and Ynet.[10] Each year in Israel there is a month-long festival to celebrate the blooming of the red anemones.[11] During the British Mandate for Palestine, British paratroopers were nicknamed "kalaniyot" for their red berets."



I created 2 large crumb patchwork pieces . One is an abstract crumb quilted patchwork art piece in combat colors and the other will have an anemone applique.









I have many fabric scraps and auditioned some pieces from red shirts for the flowers.





It took me a while and some experimentation to decide what technique to use to create the flowers.






The first stage checking to see how it looks on the quilted background.






Appliquing remnants from the combat colors and black fabric to the center of the flower







Pinning the flowers in place






and the stems and leaves






A rugged floral arrangement





"כלניות, כלניות,


כלניות אדמדמות אדמוניות


כלניות, כלניות,


כלניות מטוללות חינניות."







"השמש תידום בין עזה לרפיח


ירח ילבין על פסגת החרמון


פרחים בקנה ובנות בצריח


ישובו לעיר חיילים בהמון"









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