After moving Mother to assistant living facility, I wondered into her sewing supplies and found this panel. Not sure what she had planned, but did find a chunk of fabric, right size for the back, so I used it for that purpose. I tried to follow some details with my quilting. Sorry that the photo is sideways. I'm going to surprise her with it when we see her over Memorial weekend, 2022. I hope she's surprised and happy to receive it.
Our youngest boy is getting married, and their wedding is centered around sunflowers. I just love sunflowers. Sew I got this great idea I would try to make a quilt with sunflowers. Mind you I haven’t made very many quilts ( just a few) Sew this project is probably a little bigger than I should have bit on..... I found the cutest sunflower on Pinterest. The kids didn’t know about the quilt until the big day. I think it was a pretty big hit.
I found this unquilted grandmother's fan top at a vintage sidewalk sale in Phoenix. It is both hand and machine pieced, fabrics are likely from 30s-80s. Possibly a multigenerational effort. It was in pretty rough shape, some of the seams were pulled apart and a few of the fabrics were slightly shredded. I repaired with fusible interfacing from the backside and then quilted it pretty heavily. It should stand the test of time now. The upper right block is set in backward. I left it to honor the maker(s).