The Sunflower

Hey Everyone, welcome back to Inspirational Sunday.  This week I have been working on a piece that will be in a gallery showing at the end of March here in Oro-Medonte.  I hummed and hawed about whether to do realistic pieces or abstract art pieces and decided I would go with the realistic.  Then I had to decide what it was I wanted to showcase as the pieces will be hung together and need to compliment each other.  Since I love flowers I figured why not do a show of flowers.

I decided to start with a sunflower.  I love these flowers, how they are always turning their faces into the sun and soaking up the heat.  I am always amazed at how tall they grow – taller than me but then that really doesn’t take much since I got the short end of the stick.  My twin brother stole all of the height but I am older.

There was a field of sunflowers not far from where we live this summer – it was absolutely spectacular especially on a clear blue day.  The brightness of the yellow petals and deep green leaves against the rich blue background of the sky made for a stunning display of colour and great photo opportunities.  The photo at the top of the page is of this field which was taken by my father-in-law.

So the first of the flower series is born.  What other flowers have I chosen – well you will just have to wait for another Sunday to find out.

Oh, you want to see the quilt – okay here is a sneak preview – remember it is not finished.  Just a little something to tease you with.  Stay tuned as I am sure one day the sunflower will make it to Story Time Monday.

A section of the sunflower.

A section of the sunflower.

Happy Quilting!

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