August 21, 2014

Sunflowers and Cathedral Windows

Posted in Cathedral Windows tagged , , , , , , , at 9:51 AM by Shelley Swanland

Sunflowers for SybillThis one is for Throw Back Thursday. I came across the picture of my “Sunflowers” quilt that I made for my daughter, Sybill. It’s not a very good picture but it seems to be the only digital one I have. I think I made it around 2000. She loved Sunflowers so much that as soon as it was finished it became hers. The petals of the Sunflowers are three dimensional like I use in the Cathedral window process with four folded sides.

Sultry Sunflower

The  two inner sides of the points are rolled and stitched into curves. I think the blocks are 15″ each so the quilt must be around 60″ square.

“Sultry Sunflowers” is the same idea but with 9″ blocks and only 8 petals as opposed to the 12 petals in “Sunflowers”. It’s probably 40″ square.

Enjoy!

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Gi2 said,

    Hi, Shelley!

    “Sunflowers” is very cool. Do you have a pattern for it?

    g

  2. Hi G,
    I am so sorry but there is no pattern for these blocks. They are quite difficult and anyone who has reproduced them had me right there showing them how. I didn’t want to produce a pattern that would be frustrating and I would not be able to sit next to them and help.
    Thank you so much for the compliment!
    Shelley


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