The zinnias and cosmos are blooming a sure sign we are near the middle of summer.
I don't think I ever posted a photo of my finish zinnia quilt from early 2021. It's a cheerful piece and I haven't given it away yet. I'm thinking of making a second one for two little girl sisters. It was a Lori Holt pattern and I really enjoyed making these blocks!
Try as I might, I just can't seem to wrap my head around calling these flowers zinnias. To me the structure is more similar to coneflowers and black-eyed susans. So, on a whim, I checked to see what kind of patterns our foremothers called "zinnia."
Florence La Ganke designed this zinnia pattern for Nancy Page. It was published in 1930. It's a simple pattern but it does remind me of a zinnia: