The sunflower are in full bloom in my garden right now so it was time to bring a bouquet inside to enjoy, and I thought they would look lovely alongside my quilted fall table runner. I used the pumpkin and sunflower pattern from my Farm Girl Vintage book and enjoyed creating something at the sewing machine again.
Did you happen to notice I also gave the cabinet it’s hanging from a new coat of paint? It was yellow to begin with but I wanted it my new favorite yellow paint color, Soft Duckling. If you missed my coffee table painted with the same color you can see it here.
I’m quite surprised by how many sunflowers I have blooming this year. I hope I saved the seed packet, I want to plant this variety again next year. Not only did they bloom in yellow, I also have a beautiful burgundy/rust mix. It’s so rich the petals look like velvet. I’ll have to clip some, make an arrangement, and show them to you.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen all the fabric I’ve been purchasing….well this is one of the projects it was used for. After I put the blocks together I decided to machine quilt it. I would really like to learn to hand quilt sometime but just haven’t taken the time to try it. For those of you who quilt which method do you prefer, hand or machine quilting?
That reminds me, I’ll need to show you the flip side of this runner sometime. I used a different fabric so I can get two choices from one runner.