|Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Month 9|
This is my sunflower block for the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt.
There are so many lovely SVBAQs in the works. I am in awe at the variety of beautiful fabric combinations and sizes.
I opted to do the petals with a single circle of fabric. First the green appliqué. I cut out the center of the green out to reduce bulk, leaving the ground fabric uncut. Next, I basted the yellow over the finished green petals. This reduces the chance of the darker green fabric showing through the final yellow center.
All one yellow fabric, you can see a variety HERE.
I've appliqued sunflowers before.
On my Memory of Morris quilt (HERE)
I used at least six prints in the sunflower petals.
The MoM quilt was started in 2007, also a group project where we all chose our own fabrics. I did this project using freezer paper on top. I now back baste all of my appliqué.
Sunflowers remind me of road trips through the Midwest with acres of sunflower heads sparkling in the sun.
When the kids were little we planted sunflowers in a circle. When they reached full height we tied them at the top to create a tipi.
Do you have a sunflower block? Quilt? Garden?
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Have a great week,
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