Sunflowers seem to be the flower of the moment.

January was approaching and I hadn't received a 2016 calendar. Luckily I found and purchased a Sunflower Calendar for half price. Looking at all those striking images inspired me to start making Sunflower quilts. The first few were small wall hangings that I have since developed into a raw edge applique class to make a 16" wall hanging that can be stretched onto a 12" canvas. I then remembered an oil pastel sketch I made in college of a sunflower that would be perfect made into a larger wall hanging.

 Work in progress of a small Sunflower wall hanging

Work in progress of a small Sunflower wall hanging

I am happy to say this quilt that I made in April has been accepted into World of Color at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall. The quilt I named Life is Good as I used many scraps from the t shirt quilts that I make and cant bring myself to throw away all that good t shirt fabric. The colors are rich and work perfectly with the added print fabrics that include.

 The original artwork from college.

The original artwork from college.

 The completed quilt 'Life is Good'

The completed quilt 'Life is Good'