Monday, June 1, 2015

Scrappy Sunflower Finish

 Scrappy Sunflower Finish--I finished this top last June, but was not sure what to do with it which means it ended up in my enormous unfinished top pile. I made it because it reminded me of sunflowers--my favorite flowers and I made it from my stash. Last week, I decided to keep it for myself, but I wanted to make it bigger. I added a 1.5 inch inner brown border and a 4.5 inch outer border.
I quilted it on my mom's longarm with loops and loopy five petal flowers. For the first time, I enjoyed using the longarm!
 The colors are much better in person. I had a few bees visiting while I had it outside taking pictures, so they were fooled by it. After washing, it measures 63.5 inches square.
This is the busy backing I found in the sale bin. I think it is an old Thimbleberries, but went with the green and yellow theme.
This was a mystery quilt featured on Butterfly Threads Quilting last year. I made it after the finished quilt was revealed. You can find the information here
http://www.butterflythreadsquilting.com/p/mystery-quilt.html
It looks great on my mossy green sectional in my spot because it is MINE!
My friend texted yesterday to see if I had any small quilted items she could buy from me. Her daughter is going on an exchange to Japan this summer and needed little gifts for the host moms. I did not have anything already made, but I offered to make a couple of little quilted pouches. I whipped these up last night. I guess it is traditional to bring "American" gifts and what is more American than quilty goods? This week,  I am ready to work on my UFO pile and start something new...

24 comments:

  1. Spectacular finish on this--I love it and the name is perfect!! So bright and cheery...hugs, Julierose

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  2. It looks like your summer is off to a fantastic start!

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  3. You made yourself a beautiful sunflower quilt. The backing fabric is perfect for it and I love your quilting.

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  4. Love your quilt and quilting..the pouches are lovely too, they will make wonderful presents.

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  5. Love your sunflower quilt! They are my favorite summer flower as well!

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  6. The sunflower quilt is wonderful! Love the little pouches, too. Great gifts.

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  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! But I may be a little biased. LOL you did an awesome job on the quilt. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. What a great finish! And the pouches are so pretty... I'm sure that the host moms will love them.

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  9. Great finish with the quilt. It looks great in your home. Love the choice of backing.
    Great idea for the gifts, too.

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  10. Love your sunflowers! The backing is perfect, too. Playing on a long arm sounds like a great time!

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  11. Congratulations on another beautiful finish and your friend is lucky to have you , and your pouches!

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  12. Congratulations on another beautiful finish and your friend is lucky to have you , and your pouches!

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  13. What a gorgeous finish! Love everything about the "sunflower" quilt...BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. Love your quilting. You are doing a fantastic job. The purses will do well for the Japanese gifts. I am still in contact with our Japanese student. We have visited her family there and she has been to my daughters wedding. Fantastic

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  15. I love sunflowers too. I have a few sunflower fabrics in my stash. This is a great quilt. I like this scrappy pattern. It looks fairly simple. That's the best part. I think I have to make me one. Cute pouches too.

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  16. That is so funny that your quilt fooled the bees Tanya! It's a lovely and cheery finish!
    Love the little quilted pouches you whipped up too!

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  17. Great finish. Not only the bees love it. I think everything is perfect: the fabrics, design and quilting!!!

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  18. Looks nice! Sunflowers are my favorite also!

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  19. I love your quilt! Having been born and raised in Kansas (the Sunflower State!), I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for sunflowers...

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  20. Those little pouches are the perfect things for presents when traveling abroad! I'm sure they will be much loved and appreciated. Thanks so much for linking up with Crafty Comment Karma!!

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  21. Love the Sunflower quilt! So summery.

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  22. What a bright and warm quilt you made. Love it. And those pouches will be a sure hit in Japan. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.

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  23. Awesome finish. I am glad you are keeping to enjoy. Thanks for the mystery directions I might have to make one for my self. Adorable little pouches.

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