I gave Barbara’s pattern a real go, truly I did. I ended up throwing my results out because – quite frankly – they were hideous. I tried very hard but sometimes I just have to cut my losses and admit that I’m not that good a quilter yet.
I did decide to make another block that wasn’t just a walk in the park. I wanted one that challenged me, but one that I could actually do. I chose another Blockbase sunflower block – this one called, surprisingly enough, Sunflower.
This was the start:
I hand pieced the first and second row using cardboard templates and english paper piecing.
I appliqued it to the background and then added the needleturned flowers.
and I ended up with a finished result like this:
Not the best photo but the block I’m decidedly pleased with. Compared to my original version, it ticks all the boxes – it’s a sunflower, it’s challenging enough, and it’s finished.
I’ve got two more blocks to do and then I’m up to date. That’s tomorrow’s goal.
See you soon,