A Drop of Sunshine
An Original Block
Block Size: 12.5" by 16.5"
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How I made this block:
I knew I wanted to make a block that represented "a drop of sunshine."
I had a basic sketch of the idea. The block image in my head was all shades of yellow with a blue sky and was made with one of my favorite new quilty rulers, the Hex n More .
I gathered my yellow fabrics. Many of these were scrap strips and one was 2" wide so I went with this width for the strips. Placement of the yellows was decided in part by the length of my scrap strips. I decided on a medium solid blue for the sky.
the 2" strips for the "rays"
trimming to shape
using seam roller to press seams open as I sew
move to table for trimming and shaping
bottom edge to measure 12.5 inches
adding rest of yellow strips,
seam rolling open for longer strips seams
1st blue sky corner
figuring the 2nd corner
cutting down the top to size ... 16.5 inches
figuring the top corners
trimming the block to 12.5" by 16.5"
after adding the corners
not quite the image I want
back to figuring and sewing corner 4
This is more like it!
I'm calling it "Done!"
This block was made in memory of Lu,
whom friends say was full of sunshine.
More blocks to make ...
just keep sewing ...
~ <3 ~