Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunshine at last!

At last summer has arrived, and it is hot hot hot. A good time to stay inside and make some progress on the Sunshine Quilt!

Here is what I had last week. I studied this picture long and hard...
...and I decided to take these darker flowered blocks out.
They were too dark for the brightness of the quilt. I sewed more hour blocks to replace the ones I took out.
Then I found a pattern for sunflower blocks in Leslie Beck's book Best of the Best Quilts. I made a bunch for the fun of it...
Aren't they cute! I will need to decide what color to put in the center of the flower.

I added them to the quilt layout and I like what I see!
I've linked up with Friday Sew and Tell at

10 comments:

Mrs. JP said...

Like it? I absolutely adore it! You made a good move with the flower blocks. Isn't it amazing how subtle changes make such a difference? I think I'd go dark for the flower center.

Jessica said...

I love those colors you used and those flower blocks are adoreable, cant wait to see it finished!

Karen said...

Those sunflower blocks look fantastic lined up across the quilt. great colours!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

What a great addition! You made the perfect choice. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Leslie said...

oh i love it...it looks so fun with the sunflower blocks

Carla said...

The flowers are darling! Your quilt is coming along so nicely.

carol said...

Sunflowers are always so cheery.

Sarah Craig said...

Great addition - it gives your eye something to grab on to in the quilt. I'd use the darkest orange in your hourglass blocks for the centers! Thanks for sharing!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

The flower blocks really pack a punch to your quilt. Great work!

Kristen said...

WOW!! I really love the color and design. Those sunflowers are a perfect touch.