Hand and machine stitching Plantscape of Evening Primrose. Created using linen and wool fabrics and cotton thread. Metal loop hangers stitched on back. This miniature art quilt measures 11 3/4” x 10".
The Evening Primrose aptly gets its name because it blooms in the evening. The flower will stay in full bloom overnight and then wilt the next day.
Evening Primrose” by John Clare
“When once the sun sinks in the west, And dewdrops pearl the evening's breast; Almost as pale as moonbeams are, Or its companionable star, The evening primrose opes anew Its delicate blossoms to the dew; And, hermit-like, shunning the light, Wastes its fair bloom upon the night, Who, blindfold to its fond caresses, Knows not the beauty it possesses; Thus it blooms on while night is by; When day looks out with open eye, Bashed at the gaze it cannot shun, It faints and withers and is gone.”