Monday, October 30, 2017

Sunflower wallhanging

I finished something.  It feels good to say that :0)  I started this wall hanging for my oldest daughter just over 2 years ago.  It is supposed to go with the bed quilt I made for her called Cheddar Posies.
I started with handpiecing the head of the sunflower.  I'm not a real confident handpiecer so I was kind of surprised when it turned out.  Then I got stuck - very badly stuck. I didn't know how to make the leaf portion of the wall hanging.  I set it aside until inspiration struck this summer.

 Simple pieced leaves sewed up quickly  and finally last week just before my daughter came home for a mid-semester week off from college I finished quilting it.
The quilting went fast and I was so happy with how easy it was to free motion quilt with my new machine.  I got brave and tried something new - pebbles.  (I thought they might look like seeds)
 I stuck with straight lines for the rest except for the leaves which a friend suggested I feather.
I helped her hang it in her dorm room lastnight (I had to take her back - happily she's only just over an hour away) and I think she was really pleased with it. I can't believe it takes me so long to finish things. 
I have another big finish for my next post - it just needs binding. 

Happy Quilting!!


Unknown said...

How can I get a copy of this pattern? Thanks so much

Barb said...

Great Sunflower Hanging. I like the blue background it really sets off the flower.

Kyle said...

Love the fearless quilting choices you made, the feathers in the leaves and the pebbled seeds. It will be nice for your daughter to have a little bit of mom near by in her dorm room.

Dawn said...

Wonderful quilting choices. The complete projectbturned out great.
A bit of sunshine for a dorm room - sounds perfect.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

This is so cute! Would love this for the little alcove I have in the entry way from the garage. It would make a great summer welcome. I have always wanted to do a sunflower quilt but not sure how to even start and a wall hanging may be a good test. Love the leaves and the quilting really brought it to life! Happy Halloween!

Karen said...

I like your big sunflower. Very well pieced.

Lori said...

That is really cute! I love the pebble quilting in the center too.