Thursday, June 21, 2012


Do you ever do things and then wonder if it was a good idea? I was working on a quilt with these beautiful appliqued sunflowers. The statement was made when I was picking it up that "it didn't need anything fancy." Well, I'm not sure I'm the best quilter for leaving out fancy, but I did my best.

I looked up pictures of sunflowers and decided a little detail was in order. I used a drab gold for some lines on the petals.

Then I thought maybe a little more detail. So, I got out a brighter thread with some variegation. I added a little more stitching in close to the centers of the flowers.

Now, I wasn't ripping anything out, mind you. I'm just not sure it made  a significant difference.  Maybe, it needed more? More and brighter? Hmm.

Oh well, it's done and delivered, and done is good.


  1. What a gorgeous quilt. It must have been so difficult for you to decide how to quilt it though.