Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Celebrating Mary Brown June Block

I am late doing my post today.  I had company yesterday and today and forgot to rinse my block, dry and press it.  But better a bit late in the day than not at all.


I like sunflowers and do like them for quilt blocks too.  I don't plan on making this block a second time but if I did, I would make less points on the smaller flower inside yellow parts.  It was too hard to get defined points with such small size to work with.

I added a little bit of fabric to stash from the local shop closing sale.  And I did an online order for a fat quarter bundle of Regency Romance that will be coming in a few days.  Not that I needed even one inch of fabric to add to stash.  But when is it a requirement to need fabric before purchasing more?

Karen

18 comments:

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I agree--one can always purchase more fabric if we are a steady quilter/sewer--there are so many different shades and hues of colors today--that we might need/want a new different piece in one of our quilts to make it stand up and shout--look at me!!!
was thinking of you today when I seen I their ad and that the prices were coming down some--I need to check what they have online now--
love your new block by the way--
luv, di and stay safe--I am still only going for groceries at Publix every 2-3 weeks--and no were else--

Cathy said...

I too have a fabric addiction problem. Not needing fabric has never been a reason not to buy more. I love your sunflower. Have you decided what block to make in place of the feathered star? I'm going to start prepping the 4 corner blocks tomorrow. Hugs

Julierose said...

Just a lovely block--nice work Hugs Julierose

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love sunflowers and this is a beautiful block! Your points look good but I can imagine they must have been a little painful to accomplish. Good for you supporting the economy by adding to your stash—haha!

Loris said...

I love those sunflowers!

Kyle said...

Cheerful and happy sunflowers. The edges look good. 🌻🌻

Janet said...

Very summery flowers. New fabric is fun and we all need a little excitement now and then :0)

audrey said...

Absolutely never a requirement! Your sunflower block is wonderful! Those points do look tedious. Great job on them!

Jeanna said...

A beautiful sunflower block. Youre applique' is amazing.

Frog Quilter said...

Love your sunflower.

Getting more fabric is therapeutic lol.

Little Penpen said...

It’s always fun to order new fabric! And I adore your sunflower block. I imagine those little points were a challenge, for sure!!

Robin said...

I love sunflowers too. I was just noticing yesterday that the sunflowers, that are volunteers across the street, have bloomed. Summer is officially here! Nice work, sorry you had trouble with the points on the smaller flowers, they look great. I haven't been able to make myself get back to Celebrating Mary Brown. It takes too much concentrated effort right now. I want something that goes fast without much thought. I'll have to go look up the fabric line you purchased as we tend to like the same things - ha!

Pat said...

Your sunflower block says “Summer!” With the overly warm weather we are having here, the ones in the fields will really take on new height. who doesn’t enjoy adding new pieces to the stash - I used to purchase an entire grouping when it debuted, but now it is $pick and $choose!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Perfect applique, this looks awesome.

moosecraft said...

lol! A gal never needs a reason to purchase fabric... be happy! :-) Love the sunflowers!

Lori said...

I LOVE that block!

Janet O. said...

I like your way of thinking about stash acquisition, Karen. :)
You did an incredible job on the sunflowers! There isn't a single one of them that didn't have too many points for me to attempt. Can't believe you would only want to alter one if you had to make it again. LOL

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very pretty Karen! I am going to do the 2nd one, but I need to change one leaf - or do it the same as the one on the 2nd row. (this one is for the bottom row corner). I need to do a contrasting green to make it show up! Maybe later!
Hugs