Sunflower Under Stars

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While the layout for the kaleidoscope butterfly stars is being sorted out, I decided to have some play time. And made six more of the wonderfully tiny kaleidoscope stars with the itty-bitty star points. I’ve decided, I think, how I’ll set these and have been auditioning a few fabrics to use for the setting shapes. But I still have a couple more of the little stars to make and then I can start putting that miniature quilt together.

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The stack of little kaleidoscope stars so far.

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And then it was on to one of my favourite things. Sunflowers. What could make sunflowers even better? Making a sunflower with a pink batik. I really have missed making these. So much so that I will be making more of them, even as I work on setting the butterfly kaleidoscope stars together. I’d love to get the sunflowers I have printed all done so I can figure out how many more I want to make and in which colours.

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The last time I put the 6″ sunflowers up, there were 20. Now there are quite a few more. Enough that I think it may be time to put up the temporary design wall and play again. I’m playing with an idea that would turn this into a large quilt and will involve a large centre block that will be surrounded by nothing by beautiful sunflowers in every shade of batik I have. Part of the fascination is that sunflowers really do have it all for me – loads of continuous stitching and some fun curved piecing.

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“Clam Bake”

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Jake is really enjoying the windowsill and kitty tree view of the roof garden.

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As is Baxter. I took those shots on Tuesday. They seemed to be taking turns at having possession of the windowsill.

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8 thoughts on “Sunflower Under Stars

  1. Oh my….batiks have been my favorite fabric since 2001. And that Cathi will be stunning! How gorgeous! I love doing mariners compasses too. Jake looks like he just woke up… And Baxter has lost that kitten look…he’s a grown up kitty now. 🙂 Standing by and enjoying watching your work. Wow!

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  2. I love the sunflowers, it will be a stunning quilt! However, I laughed out loud when you said that you decided to “have some play time”, you know, IT”S ALL PLAY TIME!! 🙂

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