A couple more Sunflowers.
These are machine pieced.
The pattern is found in 19th Century Patchwork Divas' Treasury of Quilts and is very easy to follow.
There's a variety of reasons I make a quilt. This one?
1. I saw a vintage Sunflower quilt long ago and always wanted to make one for myself.
2. I love Sunflowers. When the kids were little I grew them a Sunflower house to play in - Sunflowers planted in a square (playhouse sized) with a "door" opening. Then vining flowers like Morning Glories were planted in between to fill in spaces and make a "roof". Ah, the memories...wish I had a picture. Later in the year we would harvest and roast sunflower seeds but leave some heads out for the birds.
3. The challenge. There's nothing like the feeling of satisfaction that comes from making a block you weren't quite sure you could.