Simply Sunflowers


Briefly: Applique sunflowers on a patchwork background - one of our popular color wash quilts
Type: Downloadable Pattern
Designer: Ruth Blanchet
Finished Size: 29" x 34"
Skill Level: Advanced
Techniques: Applique

This Sunflower quilt pattern is one of many applique patterns in our color wash flower series. The applique sunflowers, made up with various shades of yellow and gold petals, stand out well on the patchwork background which is made of strips in varying lengths constructed in Log Cabin style. Sunflowers and leaves are appliqued on top of the patchwork giving them a 3-dimensional look. This is another delightful applique pattern in our series. Level: Intermediate

Purchase your "Simply Sunflowers" applique pattern today, we know you will enjoy this wonderful technique and the finished quilt.

Need more help to create this pattern? Join Ruth's online workshop and she will help you choose the right fabrics, build the background with confidence, add applique and stems, stitch and add shading, right through to quilting your project and finishing it off. For more detail see our class page: Sunflowers at Dawn.

Scraps of fabric from as small as 1 1/2" square to 9 1/2" x 3" in shades of muted dark green through to light green and beige for background blocks
TWO 1" x full width strips of light fabric for first border
TWO 1" x full width strips of medium/dark fabric for first border
24" (60cm) x full width medium green for second border
20" (50cm) x full width dark green for stems and leaves
An assortment of yellow fabrics for petals
4" (10cm) x full width dark brown for flower centers
20" (50cm) fusible webbing (yard wide)
30" x 35" (77cm x 90cm) batting
30" x 35" (77cm x 90cm) backing
Machine embroidery threads in green and yellow for applique
Thread for piecing and quilting
Baking paper or teflon sheet
1/4" Bias Bar (optional)

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