Friday, July 29, 2011

Hoopla Sunflower Quilt

"Keep your face to the sunshine

and you cannot see the shadow.

It's what sunflowers do."

by Helen Keller

One lonely sunflower growing in the sun
Wants to play and have some fun
Then whoosh went the wind
And scattered all the seeds
And now there's lots of sunflowers
Playing in the breeze.


Hoopla Reproduction Pattern
Reproduction Pattern from the Shelburne Museum, VT

Saw this quilt at a quilt show a couple of years ago.  The sample hanging in the booth was BEAUTIFUL!  Hand quilted and hand appliqued.  This picture from the website absolutely does not do it justice.  I made a few changes.  I had a hard time doing the points of the sunflower by hand and since there were so many points and so many sunflowers, I opted to machine applique the sunflowers instead but the rest is hand appliqued. Machine quilted.  I changed the stems a little bit too and didn't make the poster bed version.

Yoyo count:  114

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vintage Memories Quilt

From Mimi Deitrich's book "Bed and Breakfast Quilts" 
I didn't add the inner border or the applique.  
Thimbleberrie Scraps
Another one bites the dust!
Tonight I finish the binding on another quilt.  Warning: The next one is ugly so brace yourself :)

Yoyo count: 57

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Never Start a Project During a Heat Wave :)

Several hundred or maybe a couple of thousand yo-yos needed.  Trying not to over-think this project.  Wouldn't you :)