Thursday, January 3, 2008

Karen's Sunflowers

When my daughter decorated her kitchen in dark blue with sunflowers, I just had to make this paper-pieced quilt for her. I asked her to pick the fabric and notice what she selected for the sky! She doesn't quilt, but what a good eye for something that I probably would not have picked.

Double-click for a closeup. Also, the quilt is square and hangs flat, but for some reason, I didn't take any good photos. The greens are flat in this one, rich in the original.

This was from an Eileen Sullivan pattern. I made most of it in a hotel in Canmore while my husband was golfing. I know, I should have been out enjoying the fabulous mountain scenery, but this was fun, so much so that I'd make another one.

I leave for two weeks holidays tomorrow so am hoping to find some special fabric while away. One thing for sure, cotton is a lot less $ in the USA than in Canada.

Oh, I just received "Turquoise and Lime" in the mail from Wanda. It looked good online, but is so lovely 'in person' and I can hardly wait to quilt it and hang it. Thanks, Wanda!


Rose Marie said...

Love the hanging and the blue background fabric is one that I would have passed over. Your daughter has a great eye for pattern and colour and I actually prefer that fabric now over a solid that I would have chosen. Have a great vacation.

meggie said...

That sunflower is beautiful! I would have stayed in to make that too! I have not got a sporting bone in my body!