Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunflower Block for Jessica

finished block for Shrinking Quilters virtual quilting bee

I can't believe I forgot to photograph it "on point"(!), but it works equally well in the correct orientation. It's kind of on point in this photo:

blocksPractice block

The block pattern is from "5,500 Quilt Block Designs" by Maggie Malone. Measurements are not given, so I worked out the math and tested it on my own fabric. The challenge for me, was finding a design that didn't use too much negative space since I had so little light fabric (and no white on white fabric in my own stash) to work with and figuring out how to incorporate all 4 fabrics into the design. Challenges are what stretch us creatively though and this was a fun project.

chosen design

[NOTE: could someone please edit my post to center my photos? Also the first photo is chopped off, and I don't know how to correct it.]


  1. This is simply elegant! I love it on point just as much as not!

    You've done a great job integrating all the fabrics and I love the center fabric as well as the "Remember Me"...what a fitting touch!


  2. Great job! I can't believe you figured out all of the measurements. Math is hard. :)

  3. Your block is gorgeous, Claudia! And wonderful workmanship, too.

  4. Claudia, this is fantastic! Great color placement. Thank you!
    (sorry for commenting so late, i know i wrote another comment on this post, but maybe it didn't go through or I was called away from the computer before posting.)
    btw, your test block is awesome too!