On to so-called “Flaming June” – not looking to be an overly-warm prospect but we can always hope! Our featured block for this month was an optimistic choice – sometimes known as Sunflower, sometimes Triple Sunflower.
This is the default colouring from EQ8 – of course we had to start making a few changes, starting with the background and finishing with red sunflowers, not yellow.
A straight setting of this traditional block looks very “busy” and perhaps a lot of piecing for a crowded effect. Adding sashing and cornerstones gives more breathing room.
It’s always fun to play around with directional blocks such as Sunflower, lots of possibilities!
Dark backgrounds can add that extra helping of drama (above). Below is a real mix of dark and light backgrounds and turning everything on point.
Turn the blocks around and return to the idea of sashing and cornerstones –
You can try out your own ideas on a colouring sheet – download via this link – https://chrisandbarbaraquilts.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/june-doodle-to-colour.pdf.