Friday, 31 May 2013


DH is recovering slowly but surely.  He's a bit disappointed at how poorly he feels, but when you've had a four-hour op where people have been rummaging around in your insides, it's not surprising that you don't feel on top of the world!  Meanwhile, I've been happily hand sewing while he watches sport on the television.  Here is my first Kansas Sunflower finished!

I appliqued the outer edges of the circle onto the background by eye.  As you can see, it's not exactly circular (more scallopped!) but hey, it's good for a first attempt.  And here is the next one in progress.

I didn't like the plain blue outer ring, it didn't add anything, so I undid it and tried something a bit lighter.
The camera has washed it right out, but you can see better on this close-up.

Next decision will be the centre.  Pink? Royal blue? Green?  Any ideas?


Nik said...

Bubblegum pink

Amanda said...

Glad hubby is feeling ok, long may it continue to improve! I can see a green in the blue pattern fabric, perhaps that would do?

One tip for the appliqué, if you cut a circle of card, cereal box, to the size it needs to be then put starch around the edge of your piece and iron it over the card it makes it a lot easier to sew a good shape.

Andrea said...

I think a lovely vibrant royal blue would look good xx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow you have been busy...nice to see those sunflower blocks...what a pretty design and perfect for hand piecing! :o)

lmno said...

Oh my gosh. I have made 21 of these myself. Hand pieced as well. Great carry-around project.