Monday, September 24, 2012

V4W - Kansas Sunflower

Block four from Barbara Brackman's Grandmother's Choice - Votes for Women Block of the Week is Kansas Sunflower.

Overall, we'll have 49 blocks when we are done.  When I saw this one, I thought - well maybe 48 blocks for me!

I saw a tip which said you could make the sunflower and then applique it on.  I went this way with the block.  I could not get that outer B part connected - it was a major mess.  I also appliqued on the center circle .. well we can pretend it is a circle.  At least it is round-ish.  This was the very first time I did applique where I had to turn under the edge - usually do raw edge.

I did redo my wonky block 2 with those horrible y seams and it went together quite easy this time.  Block is square and flat.  Unclear why that came together so easily the second time.

I do hope we get back to easier blocks like week 1 and 3.

Happy Stitching!


  1. What a great idea! It was the B part that gave me fits too! Fab block... congratulations on such a nice finish!

  2. Hope they don't kick me out of the club but I substituted a different block named sunflower for this one, lol!

  3. My quilt was also going to be only 48 blocks, but then I read the discussion on Flickr. One lady was sewing her block with templates, like english paper-piecing. I´m trying that now and so far it looks great :)
    Gun, Sweden

  4. Nice finish! You are GOOD!
    Block #2 kicked my butt, so I dropped out. Block #3 would have kicked me repeatedly had I not already dropped out with Block #2.

  5. Love your colour! This block looks good.


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