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Friday, July 30, 2021

A Sun Shiny Day!

 Good evening, ya'll! It's another Fabulous Friday and that means it is  Finish it or Not Friday with Alycia at Alycia's Quilts. This week's little quilt is a sunflower/ summer themed quilt .

 It all started with 2  strips of fabric sewn together in my scrap bin. Time to use them in something. I was able to construct 7 four patches. 

  I decided to take four of them and make a little quilt using what I had on hand.  Three four patches are left over . I think they would look cute in a teeny table mat or rug mugs. Hmmm! My  mind is " a brewing" .

 As an afterthought, I think a basket needs to be appliqued in the center of this quilt. What do you think?


I was able to add some blue scraps in this quilt for the RSC challenge and ...

  I have been working on a little blue chicken to add my RSC brood of chickens.

 I am piecing little nine patches to go with them, but have yet determine where this quilt is going as far as layout. 

I thought I would leave you with a little Sunflower freebie. This is a small simply called " Sunflowers " and only uses 3 flosses. I used DMC 3371, 898, and 972. 

I stitched mine on 14 count aida. It has a design size of 26 x 100 which on 14 count that brought it to about 1 7/8" x 7 1/8". 
I found this arrow  on an easel at the Dollar Tree in the frame section. I knew immediately that I wanted to stitch Sunflowers for it. The little bow is just pinned on. I have this piece attached by magnets so I can remove it and put another design on it. 


If you would like to stitch it, please check out the pdfs below. 

Many of you know , but I always like to leave this little disclaimer.  

I stitch my little designs for fun and to decorate my home. I feel very blessed by this community and love sharing my little charts, but I am not a professional designer. And I do not have professional software. Thank you for understanding that I  have to put each page on separate pdf downloads because of the devices I use. I apologize for that.  And I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and stitching my little designs. 

Click here for the instruction page. 

Click here for the colored chart. 

Click here for the black and white chart. 

Today is a bright sun shiny day with the temperature hovering around 100; so no outside stitching until maybe this evening. It is a perfect time to head to the Quilt Nest ,turn on the AC ,and  work on some piecing. I hope you are staying cool and enjoying your day and thank you so much for visiting me today. 
As always...
Happy Quilting and Stitching, ya'll

I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Angela of  So Scrappy  for Scrap Happy Saturday

Alycia's of Alycia Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict  for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop

Michelle  at From Bolt to Beauty for Beauty Pageant 139

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts for Peacock Party 

Frederique at  Applique Patchwork Quilting for Patchwork & Quilts #61

There is sunshine in my soul today!
Hugs and Stitches! 


  1. Love, love, love those chickens!

    1. Oh thank you so much, Jenny. I am chicken crazy and am falling in love with it more each month that I work on it. I made a fall colored chicken quilt last year which was a lot of fun. Happy quilting.

  2. The addition of the blue fabric squares to your sunflower pretty are perfect. Oh yes, a pretty basket in the middle of the quilt would be lovely. Cute little chickens.

    1. Thank you so much, Kim for the sweet visit. I hope to work on the sunflower quilt today, along with all of the other quilty projects swirling in my head. So many projects so little time. Lol. Have a wonderful weekend and happy quilting.

  3. I just love sunflowers, thank you for the small chart. Done in 2 shakes of a lambs tail, LOL! Your chickens are multiplying, I can't wait to see the final outcome. Stay as cool as you can, the tempts here in Arizona are hovering at the 100 mark, at least for this week. Next week, who knows?? Hugs to you, have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Aah thank you so much, Mary.This little design stitches up so quick. I hope you enjoy it. I am super excited about my little brood of chickens. Each month I work on it I get even more excited. 100- yikes that is what it is here too. Too hot to be outside and boy do my flowers look I hope it does cool down for ya'll soon . Big hugs and have a great weekend.

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    1. You are so kind, Sharon. Thank you so much for the sweet visit. I have 2 chicken quilts going on. You might say I am chicken crazy. Lol. Have a blessed weekend

  5. Your sunflower quilt is very cute and a basket in the middle of the mug rug will be perfect! I made a chicken quilt many many years ago. I alternated the direction of my chickens and put simple sashing and cornerstones in between the blocks. Your chickens are very sweet, how many chickens do you need? Happy stitching!

    1. Oh thank you so much,Gretchen. I hope to work on the sunflower quilt more today. Your chicken quilt sounds amazing . I wish I had alternated the direction of my chickens now. Of course the next few months I could change the direction. Thank you so much for the idea. Happy quilting.

  6. Those are the sweetest chickens ever! Is there a pattern? Congrats on the Sunflower finish.

    1. Oh thank you so much, Sylvia on my chicken quilt. I just made up the pattern, but I can certainly post it in a future post. I love to share. I am doing mine on 6 1/2 unfinished squares so it doesn't take long to applique it. Have a blessed weekend and happy quilting.

  7. Oh, those sweet chickens!!!! Love the sunflower, too and the little mounting arrow. Adorable!

    1. Aah thank you so much, Penny. I am loving these mini chickens. I have 2 chicken quilts going on now. I am stalled on my laptop because it is border time. Lol. So it is fun to work on the mini chickens. Happy stitching.

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    1. Aah thank you so much for the sweet visit, Robin.It did not take long at all to whip up Sunflowers. Lol I just love stitching words. Happy stitching. Hugs.

  9. Love your little chickens. They look good with the 9 patches.

  10. I just loved that sunflowers chart so much that I started it last night and just finished it. I have some beautiful sunflower fabric to make a pillow with it. Thanks for such a pretty design!

  11. You have the best array of projects!! the sunflowers is just too cute - and your chickens... I love your chickens!

  12. Love all your quilting projects!! They are so cute and you are so talented!! Thanks for visiting!!


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