Dorothy Dorothy’s Sunflowers is a 2-color, 2-fabric quilt in a horizontal setting. It measures 80 x 80 inches. This quilt is based on a red and white quilt that was in the Infinite Variety Red and White Quilt Exhibit in New York in March 2011. The Sunflower blocks made me think of Kansas and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

This design uses the Inklingo 12″ Sunflower, 6″ Sunflower, 3″ Drunkards Path and Circles Collection. I colored the blocks in EQ7 with fabrics from Toscana by Northcott.

Dorothy Williamson is my paternal grandmother. She was born Grace Rose Buisch on 24 December 1889 in Batavia, New York. (I have no clue why she started going by Dorothy sometime in her forties.) She was an excellent seamstress and had the patience to teach me, her left-handed granddaughter, how to embroider at an early age. My grandmother insisted I learn to use scissors with my right hand though. She is the reason I iron and cut with my right hand, use a rotary cutter with both hands, and the reason I make quilts both by hand and machine today. This is her quilt. The fleurs de lis on the border represent her French ancestry.

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Dorothy
Dorothy’s Sunflowers
80 x 80

9020-240 Toscana Kiss Me9020-240 Toscana Kiss Me

9020-110 Toscana Porcelain9020-110 Toscana Porcelain

Purchase and download:


Inklingo 12” Sunflower Collection


Inklingo 6” Sunflower Collection


Sunflower Design Book


Inklingo Circles Collection

cover-DP-3-inch-115Inklingo 3” Drunkards Path


Drunkards Path Design Book


The Inklingo Handbook

cheat-sheet
Cheat Sheet

(Download from website or print from collection)

For more information about Inklingo, click here.

Copy the information below to a printed Cheat Sheet.
To figure fabric yardage, see the section “Planning a Quilt” in the Inklingo collection.

Fabric

Yardage

Shape

# of Shapes

Cut & Print

Page # in shape collection

Fabric 1

Red

  Combo 6 12 sets 12] 8.25 x 12.75″ 12″ Sunflower: 18 & 19
Background Half 24 24] 7 x 13.25″ 12″ Sunflower: 20 & 21
Diamond 192 3] 8.5 x 11.5″ &
1] 7.25 x 6.25″
6″ Sunflower: 30 & 31
Circle [center] 12 2] 6.25 x 9.5″ 6″ Sunflower: 24 & 25
AB Combo 104 sets 17] 8.5 x 12.75″ &
1] 4.5 8.75″
3″ DP: 6 & 7
Borders 4 10.5″ wide strips cut
length of fabric to
avoid piecing

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Binding strips 9 strips

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Fabric 2
White

  Diamond 192 12] 7.75 x 9.75″ 12″ Sunflower: 30 & 31
Combo 6 12 sets 6] 8 x 11.5″ Landscape 6″ Sunflower: 18 & 19
AB Combo 104 sets 17] 8.5 x 12.75″ &
1] 4.5 8.75″
3″ DP: 6 & 7
Fleur de lis applique 20  Applique Border PDF
**See note below about applique placement.
1.75″ Circle applique 20 1] 7.25 x 9.75″ &
1] 5 x 9.75″
Circles: 44 & 45
1.25″ Circle applique 32 1] 7.5 x 11.25″ &
1] 7.5 x 4.25″
Circles: 36 & 37
.75″ Circle applique 96 1] 8 x 12″ &
1] 8 x 9.5″
Circles: 28 & 29
.5″ Circle applique 64 1] 8 x 8″ Circles: 22 & 23

Want to check my math? The Dorothy’s Sunflowers Math PDF is here.

 Quilt blocks are pictured on the Math PDF.

**IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT APPLIQUE PLACEMENT:  I made the applique border printouts only 8″ wide to save on paper. You will need to place the bottom edge of the printout 2″ from the seam where the border is sewn to the quilt center or 2.25″ from the raw edge of the border strip before it’s sewn to the quilt center for correct spacing.

Be sure to check my Sunflower Quilts Pinterest board for more quilty Sunflower inspiration!

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Inklingo Drunkards Path Video

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How to Rotary Cut Curves Inklingo Video

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Sewing Curves Without Pins

This is how I sew curves. (I dislike pinning!) I use a 3M Command Strip pasted along the side of my presser foot to help as a guide also. You need to be sure to use your 1/4″ presser foot if you are going to use a Command Strip as a guide. When I am done sewing curves, the Command Strip removes easily from my machine bed.

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  • Winnie the Pooh map
  • Ethan's Quilt
  • Thea's Quilt
  • Rachelle Fae CQ block
  • Machine quilting with a walking foot

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