Hydrangeas grow everywhere in Ireland in almost every color. Some years ago my parents bought a small cottage with a view to retirement. Blue and pink hydrangea’s surrounded the property on all sides. They grew in front of whitewashed walls which enhanced the colors even more. These images stayed with me and when I was buying Art Glass I saw these colors again. So I had my glass all ready to go, I had my subject in my head and now all I needed was my design.
The panel started as a thumbnail sketch which I did whilst my son was having a half-hour piano lesson. These rough drawings I find are a great way of getting an idea down on paper. This was then developed into a full-size pattern which took me about four or five days to get right. Figuring out how best to represent the big mop heads was very time-consuming. I left a small amount of space in the upper right-hand corner for some white background glass to represent my wall. This didn’t work out as it was too opaque which sometimes happens with stained glass. So I ended up using a bluey-green Youghiogheny Stipple to give the panel some depth.
Stained Glass Pattern Information
The pattern for this Blue Hydrangea’s panel is available in the pattern store as a PDF file. The original panel size is 36 x 18 inches which can be scaled up or down using the printing instructions included in the PDF download.
Downloadable PDF pattern prints actual size 36 x 18 inches ( 916 mm x 457mm ) across ten pages. Instructions are provided for enlarging the pattern to your required size when printing. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print this pattern.