Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Sunflower Quilt Block for Jacky

Hello, dear friends!
It's time for this month's installment of Fiona's Friendship Quilt exchange. For the month of July, we each made a quilt square for Jacky. Now, there's one person I know on this planet who loves sunflowers as much as me, and it's Jacky. So when I read that her chosen quilt colors were rust/terracotta and green, I knew right away those would work well with a sunflower design.

Before I started cutting fabric I made a mock-up of my design with paper. The petals were cut randomly by hand and I placed them here and there until I liked what I saw.
 
Then I cut the pieces from fabric and used an iron-on fusible webbing to adhere the fabric to my base square. A zigzag stitch finished the edges.



The original center circle I'd cut just didn't look right when it came down to using that piece, so I cut a larger circle out of a lighter colored fabric and used that instead. I also put a piece of thin batting under that center piece to give it a little more dimension.
 



Oh, and the solid background fabric came from my mom's fabric stash. :o)

It is bittersweet that this project is going to end in two months. I'm excited to show you my last two creations, but need to wait until the recipients have them first. :o)

You can see the other squares I've created for this project by clicking here.

9 comments:

Beverly said...

Wow, you have outdone yourself with this one!! Love it :)

debs14 said...

You have managed to design something perfect for each and every quilt square - this one is amazing. And designed yourself - wow! You have such talent.

Susi said...

It's lovely! I'm still going to give quilting a try. I've made a list of a few things to pick up once this house has some order.

Sian said...

Deb, your quilt blocks are works of art! it's beautiful. I'm here today to catch up (and how I've enjoyed a sunflower fest of happy posts) and to thank you for the lovely postcard which was waiting for me here last night when we got home. Much appreciated!

scrappyjacky said...

I love,love,love my square,Deb....it is just perfect for me.The extra fabric you sent me means I can make some more co-ordinating squares as well.
I am very impressed that you freehand cut the petals.
p.s. I now have some sunflowers flowering in my garden....I need to go outdoors with my camera.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It's beautiful Deb. You have the perfect knack of making blocks to suit each and every one of us. It's always a joy to see your monthly post pop up and know that the recipient has their block safe and sound.

Carrie Morley said...

I love how this one turned out and am happy to see that Jacky loves it too! :)

Karen said...

This is gorgeous! Jacky will surely love it!

Audrey said...

Deb, it's so, SO pretty! I love it and it's just so you being a sunflower and all.... :-)

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