"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Black Eyed Susans

The black eyed Susan is the state flower of Maryland, which is where I live.  I've always loved them.  Several years ago, I collected a few little porcelain quilts, and one of them was a black eyed Susan.  I'd love to find a pattern to make this quilt.

Last week I saw a picture of a quilt in a magazine, and knew that I must make it.  It took me about thirty seconds to decide that I would do it in the colors of black eyed Susans.  I already had some yellow fabrics, and Marianne found the perfect brown for the centers during our little shopping expedition last week.  I've been making hexies like crazy since then.  I can't stop!!  I need a total of 29.

I'd like to get them all finished, because I think I signed up for not one but TWO quiltalongs that start tomorrow.  That's in addition to my Stay at Home Robin.   Aack - what was I thinking?  Oh yeah, I was thinking about fun and about quilts, of course.

In other news, I received my September hexies today from Jan for the Inchy Swap.  They're perfect for my garden, and came with the cutest card.
beautiful flowers for my garden

How cute is this?
WooHoo!! I reached 100 followers today.  I was shocked and amazed when I got my first follower, so this makes me very happy.  I've never made being a follower a condition for any of my giveaways, as I prefer to write for people who enjoy coming here and leaving the occasional comment.  Thanks to all 100 of you.  Stay tuned as there may be a small giveaway coming to celebrate.

Counting my blessings......Sunny


  1. I love to KEEP -UP with you, enjoy your blog keep it coming

  2. I love your blog too Sunny! :) I will be forever grateful that you were my very first ever follower. I'm so glad it was you. :) I was excited and shocked to have one follower too. Every time I have a new follower, I'm shocked all over again. I love black eyed Susans as well, have always been one of my favorites. Can't wait to see your hexie quilt done! Sounds like you are going to be busy the next few weeks. Quilt on sister! :)

  3. Congrat's on 100 Sunny! I love black-eyed Susan's too~ ever since we lived in MD! Very cute tile quilt too! Have a great evening!

  4. So many lovely projects! And, congratulations on your blogging success. I certainly enjoy being a regular reader of Quilting Dreams.

  5. I LOVE your black-eyed Susan's!!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

  6. Your black eyed Susan hexies are looking nice!

  7. The black eyes Susan is perfect inspiration... happy hexieing....???

  8. Congratulations Sunny. Love the fabric side bars on your blog page. Where did you get the layout for your blog page from, it is a beaut. The yellow hexies look great, can't wait to see the quilt.

  9. Have you looked on Google for the quilt pattern Sunny!
    Lovely flowers and card.
    I have just joined ANOTHER swap. Check it out Sunny.

  10. You certainly have been busy making flowers! Your quilt will be done in no time at all. The flowers your received from Jane are very pretty :)

  11. Great,all 100 love your blog :-)
    Lovely black-yed Susans and September is a good month for the color!
    GOOD LUCK on your new quiltalongs :-)

  12. Hi Sunny - What a gorgeous pile of hexie-flowers and also your quilt plate is lovely - I've never seen quilt plates but I do like!! Congrats on 100 followers :-)weehee I see you are up to 105 now!!


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