A Spot of Sunshine

2014-12, Sun FlowersIt hardly seems possible but eight months have passed since I last worked on Sun Flowers, pictured above. It’s the third of four kaleidoscope wall hangings I’m making of my Season to Taste pattern — one version for each season of the year. This is the summer version, made from a lively floral print from Camelot Cottons.

I had quilted straight lines in the grey background and free-motion quilted a swirly design in one of the kaleidoscope blocks. That was as far as I got back in March. I quilted the last two blocks on Friday and finished binding the piece today. Here it is quilted, bound — and buttoned:

Sun Flowers (2)Yes, buttoned. In the center of each block are two layered buttons, adding a bit of whimsy:

Sun Flower, buttons

The back is pieced of leftovers and includes a sizeable piece of the original focus fabric:

Sun Flowers (back)I love to feature the focus fabric on the backs of my quilts, especially when I’ve used it to make kaleidoscope blocks.

Sun Flowers (18″ x 55″) is now hanging in the master bath:

Sun Flowers in situ

It’s a cheerful and colorful addition to the Portland White House. On the greyest of days in Portland — and we have many of those in fall and winter — it will be a spot of sunshine.




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8 Responses to A Spot of Sunshine

  1. Jeanne says:

    Even the back is cute.

  2. Diane says:

    The buttons are such a crowning touch – I love it!! How do you have it affixed to the wall?

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  4. Yvonne says:

    Love it – Love the colours and love the idea of it hanging in the bath.

  5. Always a delight to come back to your blog after I have been away from awhile. Bright and cheerful addition for sure! My husband would absolutely LOVE these yellow and gray quilts that you make. I haven’t started his yet, but I’m collecting my stash for them!

  6. Vickie says:

    Your work always looks great! This piece would make me smile every time I spotted it.

  7. AnnMarie says:

    Dawn, it’s so lovely.

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