Many of you asked in the last comments section if I designed the sunflower in that post. I don't know how to anwer that. Is it from someone else's pattern? no. Is it altered from a pattern in a book or something? no. Did I just make it up? I guess so. Let me explain.
I wanted to make sunflowers. First I had to decide if I wanted them arty or realistic. What colors did I want? What size block? Appliqued or pieced? I decided arty, pieced, and whatever size. So I started looking for sunflower inspiration. I looked thru books and magazines, and loose patterns that I have. I looked for sunflower material, but decided to make sunflowers with material, not material with sunflowers on it. So I bought some yellow, orange, brown and green. Since I like scrappy and not all matchy, I picked out some other material from my stash in those same colors. As I was looking thru a book there was a tree skirt made from strip pieced equilateral triangles. However, it was all green strips with black triangles to make diamonds. But as I was looking at that pattern, I though, sunflowers! So when I came home, I made some strips of brown, orange and yellow and cut them the size of my triangle ruler. Then I added green to make diamonds as diamonds are easy to put together like squares.
Then I played around in EQ5 to show the design to my friend. She LOVED it! Said it was PERFECT!
Do I usually do things this way? Yes. Do I ever follow patterns? Yes, about 30% of the time.
Green quilt: my inspiration from Home for the Holidays by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith. Sunflowers: my quilt in EQ5.
So, did I design this quilt? I still don't know.