Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sunflower -Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt

I am sewing along with the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt project - the pattern is provided by the Virginia Quilt Museum and all pattern sales benefit the museum. Dawn, from Collector with a Needle, and Doreen, from Aunt Reen’s Place, are hosting a quiltalong for this quilt, here.

The pattern size as provided by the museum easily makes 9 inch blocks. I am doing mine in wool so that I can make that size (8 1/2" finished), many are enlarging the pattern and all the participant's resulting blocks are well worth a look...so pretty!

This is my version of the block June
, labelled Sunflower:

 I adore sunflowers, I adore this block...I couldn't wait to make it and have had it done for quite awhile, heheheh...
 I love the layering and the way it looks and feels in wool.
 Here are the 12 blocks done so far.

I have really enjoyed playing with these designs!!

I haven't been getting much done on the sewing front this month as my son is out of school and would like to drive me everywhere since he now has his driving permit....hmmmmm...so far so good ;)
 

9 comments:

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the sunflowers they are great. Do you have some white knuckle moments?

Aunt 'Reen said...

Just LOVE your fabulous Sunflower block!

Your son must be super excited to be driving.
Congrats to him on his permit.

Patty D from NC said...

Love the sunflowers. The centers in the 'plaid' like accent (not sure how to describe it) look great.

Dawn said...

Beautiful sunflower block!! I love your enthusiasm, it shows in the success of your work too.
So wonderful to have you participating.
Have a great week!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Love your sunflower block, Kris!! That yellow wool is so pretty!! The blocks look amazing together! I would be afraid to quilt them. I would frame them and change them monthly :)

-Soma

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So many wonderful blocks!

Carol S. said...

Another beauty! Scary times with learner's permits, but fun too!

Mdm Samm said...

ohhh this reminds me of fall, like straw and hay and gardens that have flourished for the season...ok, that is what it means to me...it is lovely Kris..a.nd a son with a permit oh my....patience....xx

Needled Mom said...

That sunflower block is beautiful and makes such a nice addition to the rest. I'll bet sewing with wool is like sewing through butter. Love the colors in this block.

Ah yes.... learner's permits. You will enjoy an extra driver in the family in the end.