Friday, August 3, 2012

Sunflower Applique Pattern by Kathy Grimm

Cut and sew the pattern pieces in numerical order. There are no seam allowances made in the drafted pattern above. The petals of this floral pattern need not be quilted one at a time. Simply trace all of these together as one flower and then applique the center of the sunflower on top of the first motif. Ad a few stray petals of a golden or brown calico here and there for texture and interest.
Classic color swatch for a sunflower quilt applique.
Origin of the Pattern's Name? The translation of "sunflower" comes from Latin. "The Latin name for sunflowers is Helianthus, which derives from the name Helios who was the Greek god of the sun. The suffix –anthos mean flower. It rarely happens that the Latin name for a plant and the vernacular name for a plant come together as it does in the case of a sunflower. Clearly, there is no better name for a brilliant yellow flower that seems to worship the sun."

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