Monday, September 17, 2018

A Sunflower Quilt in Cross-Stitch


 Last week, my friend, Kathy, showed me this quilt top, one she had found on one of her and Morgan's junking excursions.  Oh, my!  It was such a cheerful sight on that rainy day.  How could you see sunflowers and not feel cheerful?  She asked me what I thought about it.  Well, first of all...it reminded me of the kitchen in our first house.  It faced East, so received the morning sun.  I had made kitchen curtains from yellow and white gingham, so in there, every morning....you couldn't help but feel good.  Funny what quilts can help you remember. 


 I took the quilt 'out back' in Two Pines Park.  As you know, I often take quilts back there to get "their picture" taken.  Not a room in my house is large enough to photograph a big quilt, so Two Pines Park works out well.  I thought it was going to rain for several days, so hurriedly took these photos.  I did not take the time to press the quilt, but I wish I had.  It is a lovely quilt, beautifully cross-stitched.  Once again, one wonders why it was never quilted.


 A rather messy close-up.  I should have deleted this photo, but I liked the "moodiness" of it, so left it in.  There are several butterflies there too.  This quilt is made from a kit.......and one of the few I have seen where all the stitching is complete.  It's in excellent condition.


 Here it is in the Park.....right behind my house.  I rarely photograph anything facing the clinic that is behind the park.  Actually, I believe the park belongs to the clinic, so I am grateful to borrow it as my backyard from time to time.  Where will I photograph quilts if they actually build something there one of these days?  Doesn't the quilt look good in that shade?
By the way, the quilt measures approximately 82" x 98"


 Another moody picture. 


 This photo was taken between my house and my next door neighbor's house, giving you a better look at the sunflowers..........they are really pretty.


 I waited about half an hour too long to take these photos.....but, better than rain, so there we are.


 I like that some are a light yellow and some are a darker yellow.  And, I love that thin line of green cross-stitches around the whole center seam...it sets it off nicely.


 And, here is the quilt thrown over my chair in the living room.  I think it looks great.  Kathy wants to sell the top and intended to put it in the store, but I asked if I could show it on my blog first.  For something a little different........so, should you be interested in it, you can email me and I'll give you her contact info.  My email address is in my profile...you see a place to find that right there under that photo of me on the right.  So....enjoy looking that this beautiful quilt top.  Maybe we will hear from one of you.


 And, one last view.  I found this sunflower quote.......lovely.

"And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood."

William Cullen Bryant

until next time
BE WELL
 from
Bird Nest Cottage
♥️♥️♥️
 

6 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh wow, that was a great find. I'm pretty sure someone will grab that right up, whether it's one of your readers or from the shop. My mother embroidered a lot of pieces and never finished them. My brother has them and I'm not sure if his wife ever did anything with them.
xx, Carol

Jaybird said...

Sunflowers are my favorites!! That is a wonderful quilt, and I wish I could use it!
Hope all is going well in your part of world!!
Blessings,
J

littlemancat said...

Just beautiful! And yes, so cheerful. I am smiling at the thought of your yellow gingham curtains in the kitchen - how you must have loved them.
Mary

Betsy in Birmingham said...

I read somewhere that sunflowers are the eagle of flowers......

sandi s said...

It is a beautiful quilt top. I hope someone finishes it. I hope your doing well. It is still very hot down here by me. I’m off to meet up with my knitting group. Have a great day. Hugs, Sandi

Laurie said...

This is so beautiful! It does make me smile just looking at it, so bright and sunny!

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