Here Comes the Sun Blog Hop

Here Comes The Sun

It had been a long winter and I welcomed joining this fun blog hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt when she announced it. Carol’s hops are always fun and filled with inspiration. She has really connected a great group of bloggers. Thank you very much for organizing and hosting another wonderful hop.

My sunshine

One of the colors I want to use more of is yellow, it’s my favorite color but rarely makes it into my sewing room. I’ve been on the blue wagon recently and received this beautiful collection of blues in my January Island Batik Ambassador box called Snowsicle. Kathy Engle designed this for them and I am in love with the angels, doves and stars.

Snowsicle is shipping to shops this month just in case you love it as much as I do.


Also, I was lucky enough to have received the 5″ Qube Set from AccuQuilt this spring and was trying to think so something I could make. Blue, yellow and a new Qube Set.

In the hoop embroidery

My new found love is machine embroidery and in the hoop applique is the bomb. If you haven’t tried it you really should. The great sunflowers I found on Kreative Kiwi as part of a runner pattern, for a buck!

For the Stems and Leave I used the AccuQuilt die and the bucket from their Summer Medley die.

Speaking of luck, my embroidery machines likes Aurifil Thread and that is what I used for stitching around the sunflowers.

Sunflower flimsy

My project is almost finished. The sunflowers are pinned for photo purposes and waiting for me to quilt it. Then I will attach the 3d sunflowers. A splash of yellow is always a beautiful addition to any shade of blue don’t you think?

Visit other blog who are participating

June 20

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

For The Love Of Geese

That Fabric Feeling

June 21



Ms P Designs USA

Quilting Gail

Vroomans Quilts

June 22

Samelia’s Mum


Karrin’s Crazy World

Selina Quilts


June 23

Quilt Doodle Designs

Patchouli Moon Studio

Karen’s Korner

Homespun Hannah’s Blog

Days Filled With Joy

June 24

Just Let Me Quilt

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Quilted Delights

Quilt Schmilt

Lynn’s Blog

Kathy’s Kwilts and More


  1. I love the yellow sunflowers on the blue quilt. Yellow does always look perfect next to blue.

    • Denise

      It is a classic combo, right up there next to red and white in my book.

  2. Joan

    I love your applique sunflowers. What a fun way to dress up a quilt. It goes without saying your IB fabrics are gorgeous!

    • Denise

      Lol, yes I absolutely love this collection.

  3. Carol Kussart

    Beautiful! I love the blues of the top and adding those sunflowers to the quilt after it’s done will be just the right touch. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Vicki in MN

    I love blue and yellow together and rarely use it. Great sunflowers!

  5. I love batiks in any color and any print. There is something just so beautiful about using them. Sunflowers, along with Echinacea flowers are my 2 favorite flowers, and I love the blue and yellow combination too, so that top is a beauty!

    • Denise

      Thank you, I agree on the blue and yellow. The combo always pulls me in.

  6. Karrin Hurd

    Beautiful quilt! I always love the blue and yellow combination. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Denise

      Thank you. Hopefully my yellow stash will grow and I use more.

  7. sewswift

    Those are beautiful blues in batiks and adding the flowers was a great idea. They are all so pretty! Blues and yellows look so lovely together. I need to do more machine embroidery so thank you for the inspiration, Denise!

    • Denise

      I fell in love with the machine embroidery applique, they are so easy. Thank you very much for putting together another great hop.

  8. Denise the blue of the winter themed fabrics and bright yellows of your fun sunflowers just make the whole quilt work! I love it! Thank you for sharing 😉

    • Denise

      Thank you Carol. I may have to embellish it a little more. Being sick and running out of time sucks.

  9. Hi Denise! Well, your sunflowers are the bomb, I think. Not only is sun in the name but they absolutely scream summer, and sun, and HOT weather. You don’t see those lovely black-eyed-Susans bursting forth in January unless you live down under. Nice job! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Denise

      You are always so kind, thank you. Hope you, Sue and the littles are doing good.

  10. Great minds think alike….I have also gone with sunflowers. Lovely background fabrics with the pop of yellow in the corner.

    • Denise

      Oh, I can’t wait to see what you made.

  11. Rebecca Smit

    Blue and yellow work so well together, and you did a great job of making snowscapes summery.

  12. lynn Bourgeois

    Sun shining on the motifs in your fabric will be a lovely touch. Sweet quilt qith this splash of sun

    • Denise

      Thank you, now to get it finished.

  13. Colette

    Gorgeous. Love the fabrics you used in the sunflowers

  14. Your embroidery is excellent. I am grateful to not be dipping into that yet because I know it will mean another craft obsession for me! I think the sunflowers look so professional. I’m very impressed. Thanks for sharing a cheery project.

    • Denise

      Totally understand not wanting another addiction. It’s great though, you load your design and the machine stitches away while you work on something else.

  15. Carla

    Your flowers definitely warm up the quilt. Yellow is such a great way to contrast blue to make a very pretty quilt.

    • Denise

      For sure, thanks for stopping by.

  16. Lj Meyers

    Gorgeous. Don’t you just love sunflowers; I do.

    • Denise

      Yes I do, their are so big, sturdy and easy if you do not have a green thumb.

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