Patchwork meadow

Narrowboat daisies in Plantlife’s meadow

In 2013 the Coffee and Crochet group made squares for Plantlife’s Patchwork Meadow. Plantlife is a charity ‘speaking up for wild plants’ and the challenge was to produce 15cm squares to represent British wild flowers. The group chose daisies because they connect with traditional narrowboat painting.

Members of the group who created the daisies

Members were offered a choice of four patterns to interpret in their own way. You can see what a variety there are in the photo. 24 ladies and 1 gentleman crocheted a total of 35 squares and Jane Lane did a mini hooky rug. A photo of each square was uploaded to the Plantlife website.

Unfortunately we had to send them off to Plantlife so you can’t see the real thing. The project entries were set to be exhibited around the country and Cheshire’s squares have found a home within the county.