Quilt Details: Sunflower

Jinny was inspired by an antique Sunflower quilt owned by Hazel Carter. Intrigued with the print background behind the sunflowers in Hazel’s quilt, Jinny experimented with printed background fabrics in this quilt. Printed backgrounds continue to figure in her work; Jinny likes the richer look they contribute.

This quilt is made completely with Indian cottons. The diamond "petals" are all fussy-cut to isolate the small floral motifs.  Notice the flower centers: Jinny was already exploring design options exploiting the most interesting parts of fabric.  Today, you could expect to see the centers of many of her blocks made from border print triangles to create kaleidoscopic effects.

The quilt is featured in Jinny's book, Patchwork Patterns (now out of print.) A wide variety of sunflower quilt block patterns are in Jinny's book, A Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns.

Completed 1974.

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