Monday, March 07, 2011

Sunflowers...


I love sunflowers. Every year my garden sports a variety or two. Like our morning glories, they are hardly ever planted. They volunteer from seeds dropped the previous fall and nestle themselves next to my fence for a splash of color. I absolutely love their bright, sunny faces.


I decided it was high time to create one of these favorite flowers in fabric form. I began by purchasing some fabric in different shades using a sunflower as my inspiration...


I also bought some brown wooden beads that one "might" construe as sunflower seeds...


I used my full, luscious pattern that I created a couple of years ago to created my sunflower, but I only used the three larger petals from the pattern. I cut about five of each of those pattern pieces -- alternating colors from the three "yellow" fabrics that I purchased.

 {To order the original pattern AND this one, 
just go to my Etsy shop!}


Then I cut about six rounds in descending sizes of the two brown fabrics that I bought to make the middle of the flower...


All the fabric edges were singed and the layers of petals were stacked together and tacked in place with a needle and thread...


Then I sewed on the small wooden beads to add a few "sunflower seeds."


I cannot fully describe how much pleasure this little flower gives me! 
Hope you find pleasure in making one too.


{Remember: To "order" this pattern and the original pattern , go to my Etsy!}


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22 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

So so cool! I love your sunflower!

Susi said...

LOVELY!

Here On Crow Creek said...

Very, Very pretty flower! Great job!

Lorrie said...

Sunflowers are so cheerful - especially on a grey, not spring yet, kind of day.

Chris said...

Love it!! Very very cute!

Tamara Jansen said...

That is really gorgeous! You are a wonderful designer!

Julie Harward said...

You never cease to amaze me...that is beautiful..what a creative artist you are! ;D

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Love this flower! I love making silk flowers but I've never done a sunflower before! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

Tina said...

Your sunflower is just beautiful, Suzanne. I love it!

Shannon @ Creative Catalog said...

Those are super cute. Very realistic too. :-) So glad you joined the Meet-up Monday party. Have a great week.

southernscraps said...

Gorgeous!

Ashley Sinatra said...

So cute! What type of fabric did you use, satin?

Ashley
www.TheThriftyWife.com

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

What a cute sunflower! I love it!

Suzanne said...

Click on the link I refer you to in the post to find out about fabric types, etc.

Robin said...

So Cute! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly linky party Upcycled Awesome! http://tinyurl.com/upcycled36

Catch A Falling Star said...

Those are beautiful!
Great work!

Michelle D said...

beautiful! i love the yellow fabric!!

Christina said...

sooo pretty and summery!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!! :)

Sommer said...

This is a FANTASTIC project. Great idea! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-6.html

Cheers!
Sommer

Sommer said...

Thanks for linking this up! Hope to see you next week with another fabulous project to share!

Cheers!

Jamie said...

truly beautiful!!!