It's been great fun participating in Volume 3 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and forgive me if you've heard this before - but I'm delighted to see my block on the cover !!! Of course with all the work I have been doing with Rose of Sharon blocks, mine had to be a Rose of Sharon variation. With just three simple shapes (a blossom, a leaf, and a circle) and various sizes of those three shapes you can make any number of variations - and the block can be any size you want.
If I were you I'd be first in line to get your copy of this issue - it's going to go quickly. It will appear by May 10th and after you've visited all the other stops on the Blog Tour I know you will want your very own copy.
I'm still playing with Rose of Sharon ideas and I wanted to share my sunflower block (who says you can't make a sunflower with rose shapes? ) While I was fooling around with this idea, it occurred to me that having some three dimensional petals would look good, so I fused two pieces of the same fabric together and cut them on my AccuQuilt Go cutter, then positioned them over a layer of already fused petals. I think it's fun and certainly 'robust'.
While I was making sunflowers Elizabeth's grandchildren, Sonny and Greta, were making fabric pictures for Mother's day. They love the AccuQuilt shapes from the Rose of Sharon die and they are fearless in their approach to their creations! Hmmm....now I know who to call in when I need help making blocks.
Oh Sonny.....Oh Greta......want to come and play at my house?