We made it! Christmas is done for another year but we’re in that weird in between stage where we’re not sure if we’re coming or going. Its one of the only times I have no idea what the date is, where I need to be or who I need to see and to be honest I absolutely love it. I don’t need to get a meal for anyone, everyone is on their own schedule and its just perfect. We also made it because we’ve almost completed 15 weeks of these bright & cheery sunflower blocks.
This week is the final week of the sew along and we’re making some half sunflower blocks.
Start off by making the following half pieced sunflowers
Next take two background pieces and sew together to make a background block.
Applique the sunflower blocks to their background blocks ensuring the bottom shapes are unfolded and lined up with the bottom of the blocks.
Now take 6 sunflower blocks and sew them together to make a column.
Make 3 Rows
Take 5 sunflower blocks and 2 half sunflower blocks together to make the second column.
Make 2 Rows
Take all of the columns and sew together as shown below.
Finally make the border. To do this measure across to the 2 4 1/2″strips and sew to the top and bottom. Take the 6 border pieces and sew them end to end.
Measure through the middle of the quilt. Cut 2 border pieces this length.
Sew one to the top and bottom of the quilt.
Sew the borders to the two remaining sides of the quilt. Press each side.
Finish your quilt.
We are done! The Bring Me Sunshine quilt is completed. Thank you all for going on this journey with me and I cannot wait to see everyone’s beautiful quilts. Please be sure to tag me @suedaleydesigns if you post your work to social media. We will be announcing our winners the end of February. This gives you some extra time to finish your blocks and share with me on your instagram or facebook pages. If you are not on social media but would like to share your work with me please email my team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can share on your behalf.
Now go and put your feet up, enjoy a nice cold drink and bring in the New Year with a fresh list of UFO’s lol
Happy New Year!