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Water lilies are just divine! They are some of the most beautiful flowers and one of my favourites.

They live only in fresh water that is shallow and still, around the edges of lakes or in small ponds and create shade and protection for fish while also allowing a gentle resting area for dragonflies and frogs. They belong to the Nymphaeaceae plant family and can survive in both temperate and tropical parts of the world.

On a recent Pinterest browse, I stumbled across this gorgeous pattern from MakeMyDayCreative for a very realistic looking water lily, so I had to try making one for myself.

This one was a little tricky to understand as it is made in rounds, but this is awesome as it means no sewing the petals together.

You start with the centre; the yellow stamens, then you change your colour for the petals and work the petals around the stamens.

I think my tension was a little too tight when working back down each petal side so they look slightly curved, but this can be easily remedied with the next attempt. Am looking forward to making some different colours next.

Thank you MakeMyDayCreative for such a beautiful pattern. I can’t decide what to do with my finished piece but I’m definitely keeping this one.

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