The days may be getting cooler and shorter, but I can pretend it’s warm and sunny by working on another 6″ sunflower. Doesn’t this one make you think of the tropics? I think it belongs with the other sunflowers I’ve … Continue reading
We had a storm warning for last night/today, so I decided that I needed to work on something that would make me think about anything but cold weather and white stuff. So what did I work on? Another one of … Continue reading
This one makes me think of sunlight on tropical waters. Seams graded and little block pressed. Once the 20th sunflower was finished, I couldn’t wait to see how they’d look on the design wall. There are still many to be … Continue reading
This one makes me think of a sunflower that hasn’t opened yet, just all green. The back after pressing and grading the seams. That is 19 of the sunflowers done. One more and then I’ll put all the finished sunflowers … Continue reading
This sunflower makes Mr. Q.O. think of an Aztec calendar. It makes me think of tropical water and bright sun. And it will be somewhere near the Caribbean sunflower when it comes time to arrange the blocks, I think. The … Continue reading
Three more to add to the growing stack of sunflowers were done over the past few days. One that makes me think of raspberries. Then one that might be a berry and orange fruit salad. And the last of the … Continue reading
For some reason, this one makes me think of the Caribbean. A comment left last week on one of the sunflower posts about the quilt being of different seasons of sunflowers has me thinking about possibly arranging the blocks by season when they’re all done. If I do that, this one would definitely be a summer one. It’s one of my favourite batiks. I was so glad I had enough of it left to make a sunflower.
With each one of these that I make, I’m finding it’s faster and faster to stitch. It used to be around a 4 or 5-hour stitch. Now I’ve got it down to about 3 hours from start to finish, including grading the seams and pressing.
Seams graded and the Caribbean summer sunflower pressed.
“Who Left the Porch Light On?”
He was stretched out on his kitty tree watching the gardeners out on the roof garden yesterday.
I said the next one was going to be subdued in comparison to yesterday’s orange sunflower. And this one is. But if I’m going for a colour-wash effect with these blocks, there will be some very subdued, muted sunflowers. I’m … Continue reading
It’s orange. And cheerful. And sunny. And it’s one more of the 6″ sunflowers to add to the little stack of finished blocks. Seams pressed and graded. And the next one will be very subdued in comparison. Very, very subdued. … Continue reading
Eleven little sunflowers done. Actually, there are 14 that have been completed but 3 of those 14 were turned into mini quilts. I clearly can’t get enough of making these 6″ sunflower blocks. Seeing this picture has already convinced me … Continue reading