Sunflower Sampler-Finishing the Background

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I’m so happy to hear how enthusiastic you all have been about our Sunflower Samplers!  Seems many of you are experiencing great success!  So let’s continue right along by finishing the background.

(Find all of the previous Sunflower Sampler lessons HERE)

Today we are going to complete the background fills.


Fill the background with alternating Curvy and Straight motifs.  

Alternating curvy and straight motifs gives the design contrast–Read more about Design Contrast HERE.

Contrast makes each section more visible.

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Try Starry Night

Starry Night-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

And The Oyster Shell


Oyster Shell Free Motion Quilting

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Then fill in the remaining sections with zig zag quilting.


Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

And Straight Line Quilting
Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Doesn’t that look FABULOUS???

Next week we will add the finishing touches on our Sunflower Sampler including the borders and corner squares.

And then we’ll look at  a few variations.

PLUS--A Sunflower Sampler Quilt Show (with prizes) for “Reader’s Choice”!

Can’t wait to see what YOU create!!!

Sunny Quilting!


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