It's a flimsy!
74 3/4 x 98
I love Sunflowers. I've grown Sunflower houses out in the garden.
Once upon a time I saw a Sunflower quilt that I loved. But I figured I'd never be able to make one. The blocks looked way too complex for my skill set.
Then I found a pattern. And then I tried. Surprise!
I have to highly recommend the book Treasury of Quilts by Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle. Thanks to their pattern and well written instructions I now have a Sunflower quilt. Well, it's almost a Sunflower quilt. I still have to quilt it but the difficult part is finished.
I used fabric from stash. And since I usually buy 1/2 yard pieces of fabric I kind of had a difficult time coming up with backgrounds for the 14 inch blocks but I managed. When it came to the side setting triangles I wasn't so lucky to have enough of any one fabric. I started out thinking I could make all the side setting triangles scrappy but I didn't have enough pieces big enough to do so. I used the only two remaining civil war repro type fabrics I had that I could stretch enough to use for the side setting triangles.
I'm not sure I'm really in love with that option since there is such a contrast between those two side setting triangle fabrics but I'm keeping it that way and it will probably grow on me (hopefully not like a fungus). It's for a bed, for Pete's sake and not for a wall. The most important thing is that I DID IT! And I almost have that Sunflower quilt I've always wanted! I'm excited to get it quilted.
I'm going to hand quilt it. I still have to cut away the backgrounds behind the Sunflowers and trim up the sides but I'll wait to do that until I'm ready to hand quilt.