Monday, August 18, 2014

Testing Sunflower Fields

Happy August! How are you? I am so happy that summer will be over soon. I know many people who want summer to last forever - I'm the opposite, LOL. I love cool weather. I do not like hot, hot weather and in Oklahoma, it is hot for months. This summer has been fairly mild until lately so I can't complain too much. Now its nasty hot outside, so I am indoors stitching in the cool air conditioning. 

I'm not fond of trimming blocks down until I see how spiffy they look without the little tabs.

This week I actually followed some directions and tested another quilt for Quilt Doodle Doodles. She has some fun designs. This week I tested Sunflower Fields for her. My oldest daughter adores sunflowers, so this fit. And the quilt will have a home when it is done.

Trimmings from stitching half square triangles. 
Her inspiration was fields of wheat with sunflowers on the edges. I live in a rural agricultural community. By golly, we have lots of wheat fields around here. However the farmers raise winter wheat which is usually harvested around Memorial Day, if not sooner. So we never get sunflowers with our wheat. They come later during the summer heat. It all goes back to our weather, LOL.

I love the bright sunflowers

The pattern is scrappy, light and quick to stitch. I used leftover yellows and gold paired with an off white, some tan and I even tossed in some unbleached muslin. Cindy has her sunflowers on a green vine. I'm debating to add the vine or just stems and leaves. Cute and flowing or authentic to my local flowers?

The pattern is clear. The blocks will work for beginners. It's a really nice design. I feel like I got a lot of bang for my efforts, so to speak. I had a beautiful quilt top whipped out in short time. It's just so pretty!  

1 comment:

  1. It turned out great! I kind of like the way it looks now, without the leaves and vines. Just do whichever you think your daughter would like better!