My sister sent this beautiful sunflower arrangement on Monday as part of my birthday present. She must have been reading my mind because I started to buy some for myself last week, but decided it was frivolous!
I finished my 16 sunflower blocks and pieced them yesterday. I am trying to decide if I should add a border or not. Border?
I can take my time to decide because it is going to stay a flimsy for awhile. I will eventually quilt it on my mom's long arm, but I will be on the lookout for a backing.
This is a terrific pattern to use up some scraps with! Here is the free pattern http://www.butterflythreadsquilting.com/p/mystery-quilt.html
I love making a quilt from fabric I have on hand! Which led me to start this sailboat quilt yesterday...
It is also a free pattern http://www.quiltmag.com/quilt-patterns/quilt-junejuly-2013-%E2%80%93-naturally-nautical-blue-and-white-remake/ but I'm only making mine with 18 boats and baby quilt size. Here is the way the pattern shows it...
I am a little worried about the big blank blocks and my quilting skills, but just the wavy quilt stitch will be easy and look nautical, but should it go vertical, horizontal, or diagonal? Please help me decide!