Welcome To My Day On The Blog Tour!!!


I’m so thrilled to once again be part of QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! I’d like to extend a big hello and welcome to everyone who stops by this week! Hard to believe this is my 5th time!

My block can be found on page 10. It is called Sunflower Dance.





This is a fusible applique block that is quick, easy and versatile! I think sunflowers are amazing. They grow so tall and beautiful. I thought it would be fun to turn this block into a table runner that can be enjoyed year round. I made the same block but in different colors and paired it with Cross Roads blocks to get this….


And a few closeups…



My process for designing is quite simple. I like to have a sketch to work from that I’ve drawn by hand and then I use cardstock to make templates for my appliques. I use paperbacked fusible web to adhere the appliques to the project and then I finish the appliques with blanket stitching.





If you think you’d like to try a fusible applique project, head over to the Quilt Cabana Patterns store on Craftsy. There are several small projects to try including this mug rug!

mug rug cover 3

Now it’s time for a give-away!!! I’m giving away a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 11 to one lucky reader and QuiltMaker is also going to give away a copy to another lucky reader! Just leave a comment and be sure to fill out the email address. No one will see this but me so I know how to contact you if you win. Tell me what your favorite summer flower is and what you are working on this week.

I hope you’ll follow my blog and join me for weekly updates, swaps and my podcast, Quilt Cabana Corner.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit my website as well.


108 thoughts on “Welcome To My Day On The Blog Tour!!!

  1. Chris

    Sunflowers are my favorite summer flower. They are already growing in my garden. I love the block.

  2. Shelley Williams

    My favorite summer flower is the black-eyed susan. I am currently working on spool blocks.

  3. KT

    I love purple coneflowers! Love the colors you used in your table runner! I’m currently finishing up a quilt for my niece who is getting married next month, and then need to finish a quilt for my son who is graduating from high school next month.

  4. Marcia Hoekstra

    I love sunflowers. I have a collection of sunflower blocks, and now I have another to add to the collection.

  5. Julie B

    My favorite summer flower is a pansy. I working on a wall hanging with 3-D flowers. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  6. Monique B

    My favorite is a gladiola and this week I am working on a crib skirt for my sister. Thanks for the chance!

  7. Vicki in MN

    What a fun bright block! my favorite summer flower is my tuberous begonia’s.

  8. Martina

    Oh I love your sunflowers. I am a sunflowergirl too but also love daysies. I am working on a flowering snowball quilt.

  9. Debbie Rhodes

    I love peony’s… Mine will be blooming soon….

    love your block… I am going to start following you as I also love the block at the top of the post..


  10. Lee Ann L.

    I actually love most wildflowers! Bluebonnets, Paintbrushes, Firewheels, etc., and etc. We actually have wild sunflowers growing on our land! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Mary

    My favorite summer flowers are daylilies. Right now I’m working on piecing some flowers that will go on the back of a quilt for my granddaughter.

  12. Brenda E.

    My flower is the wild rose, and am working on two different quilts to replace the tied whole cloth ones my grandmother made. They are showing wear and want to replace with my work on the bunk beds my grands sleep in when here.

  13. Lisa Marie

    Very cute! My favorite summer flower is gerber daisies. Several years ago I had some gorgeous orange ones! I just finished piecing a quilt back this morning so I will soon start the quilting on that quilt. And I’m starting on blocks for a child’s quilt with puppies on it.

  14. Debby E

    Your block is so fun & happy – I love it! My favorite flowers are daisies. I’m working on a table runner right now and in the process of choosing fabrics for a journal cover for my little nephews birthday this weekend, and for floor pillows for my 2 oldest grandbabies who will be off to college in the fall! Thanks for the chance to win ๐Ÿ™‚
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  15. Jocelyn

    My favorite summer flowers are impatiens. They are my friends all summer long. I am currently working on two charity quilts for Heart2Hands.

  16. Cecilia

    Pretty block! My favorite flower is a Gardenia. I’m currently working on a Waste Knot quilt.

  17. Bonnie

    What a cheerful block! My favorite summer flower is the rose. I am currently working on a floral table runner. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  18. Donna Joy

    Sunflowers are my favorite flower. So I will be making your block, I am so excited to get the magazine to get your pattern. Thanks so much.

  19. Jennifer

    I’m a summer roses gal. I love how they follow on just as the lilacs are fading as spring turns to summer. It’s good stuff! I have a sampler quilt in progress that your awesome block would be perfect in – can’t wait to get my hands on a copy so I can get started!

  20. DEE

    love your block and your header quilts are flipping adorable! I love Lilly of the Valley and Daffodils:)

  21. Deborah DeBerry

    I like sunflower, and daylilies and really any flower that has the stamina for the hot summer months. Like your block, haven’t tried fusible applique yet, but it is on my bucket list..

  22. Pat V.

    I am currently spending a lot of time on a mystery quilt. I love any kind of dahlia!

  23. Sophie

    I love your happy sunflowers block. It’s a gray rainy day in Santa Fe today … so I especially appreciateyour sunshine-y block.

  24. Kris S

    My favorite summertime flower is the zinnia because it comes in every fun color under the sun. I am currently working on binding a hexagon quilt from the 1930’s.

  25. Nancysue

    Sunflowersโ€ฆ. first year growing them, received some babies from the master gardener neighbor. We need some privacy on the fence line and we’re excited how fast these grow just for thatโ€ฆ.plus it’s a win win for the birds ๐Ÿ™‚ Working on crochet (crochet crowd’s challenge afghan) this week,,,, lots of chauffeuring and can’t take quilt projects with me ๐Ÿ™

  26. Loris Mills

    I love Black Eyed Susans because they look like sunflowers but last longer ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for the beautiful block and for joining the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks tour.

  27. Margaret Andrews

    What a cute block! Sunflowers just make me happy and so does your block. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing a beautiful pattern. My favorite flower is the wood violet. It pops up every year letting me know that spring is here. They are yellow here, but once in a while you will see one of those pretty purple/blue ones I am working like made to finish a baby quilt for my new granddaughter in Italy…lots of work and fun to watch it come alive….like the blooms of spring.

  28. Delaine

    I love your block! Sunflowers are so happy! My favorite summer flowers are petunias. I am working on table runners for my living room. Thanks!

  29. Sandra Timmons

    I just love sunflowers. They are so pretty and you just seem to smile when you see them. You have designed and created a great block for us to make. Thank you for being a part of the QM’s 100 Blocks, Volume 11, blog tour and giving us the chance to win a copy of this fantastic magazine.

    Sandi Timmons

  30. Sandy Curtis

    I like most flowers, geraniums, petunias, marigolds, impatients, and begonias are my favorites

  31. Janet T

    Roses are my favorite flowers, but not sure they are just a summer flower. I do like the day lily that I got a few years ago for Mother’s Day. It comes back every spring/summer.

  32. Rhonda D

    My all time favorite flower is deep purple irises. My kitchen and dining room have irises and sunflowers. I’m trying to get things ready for the 400 mile yard sale that runs across the state of Kentucky the first weekend in June.

  33. Margaret Schindler

    I love all flowers but the daffidil is one of my favorite since it means spring is here

  34. Lori Smanski

    congrats on being published. your quilt is so fun. my favorite summer flower are Lilacs. but in reality I love almost all flowers. except marigolds, I seem to be very allergic to them.

  35. Debbie {Blue.Ridge.Girl}

    Sunflower Dance is just so much fun! Love the extra large rickrack stems :o) My favorite summer flowers are Brown-eye Susans – not so very different from sunflowers, but much shorter. I am currently working on blocks for a random sampler. Thanks so much for an opportunity to win a copy of the Volume 11 issue!

  36. Brooke

    I love your block, especially in the yellow, which is my current favorite color for using in my quilts. We have many sunflowers growing in our yard, which I love, but my favorites are roses for their variety of colors and wonderful aroma. This week I’m not working on quilts, I’m putting together a scrapbook and slideshow video for our daughter’s soccer team.

  37. Becky in Georgia

    My irises are gorgeous at this time. I’ll say Irises are my favorite.

  38. JoyceLM

    My favorite summer flowers are daylillies. I am pulling fabrics from my stash to make donation quilts for my quilting group. Thanks.

  39. Nancy

    I follow you via Bloglovin.. enjoy your podcasts. Sweet block…. thanks for sharing the giveaway!

  40. Jenna Z

    This is my first time visiting your blog and I LOVE your little seasonal blocks in your banner! Totally stealing that idea!

  41. Judy

    It is hard to choose just one favorite summer flower but roses are at the top of my list. Your sunflower block is so cute and looks like a fun one to make.

  42. marta

    generally I like all sort of flowers..I do not have space to grow them but have some irises and orchids in pots..right now I am working on a small wall hanging using silk ..for the first time…thank you ..marta

  43. Joanna

    I love lots of flowers, but I will choose the daisy for this giveaway. I’m working on the PatchKats quilt by Justquiltin by Denise Russart.

  44. Wendy

    I love Hydrangea’s. Wish I had more room in my yard to plant some more. I am working on a baby quilt for new grand baby due in June.

  45. Ms Lottie

    Looking good, Sandi! Congrats on being included again. I love all summer flowers, especially now that I can’t grown a garden at all, lol!

  46. Sandy K

    Sunflowers always bring a smile. I like all kinds of flowers, my favorite is probably what happens to be blooming in the garden at the time.

  47. Melody Lutz

    Very fun block…love the pink/red/orange version in the quilt best! Unexpected and pleasing.

  48. Diantha Howard

    My favorite summer flower is Hydrangeas.
    I like how you used ric-rack in your block.

  49. Cathryn H

    My favorite flower is a red rose. Love the use of ric-rack, I’ll have to remember that. My next project is going to be learned in a guild workshop.

  50. Nicole Sender

    I love a number of summer flowers! My favorites are the calendula, pansy and sunflower.

  51. Joy

    Cute block! My favorite flower are roses. Love the variety and all the colors…plus they are one of the few plants I have managed not to kill. ;o)

  52. Rachell Reilly

    Oh the sunflowers make me happy!
    I love gardenias and carnations. Gladiolus are my birthday month flower in August. Peonies smell wonderful and remind me of my childhood during the summer, staying with my grandparents. They definitely remind me of how much love my grandmother showed.

  53. Laurie P

    I love the sunflowers, they are my favorite flower. I like doing applique, and your mug rug is so cute. congrats on being chosen again for the magazine.

  54. Karen in Breezy Point

    Such a happy block! I do love Sunflower’s and if I ever get off this computer, I will be quilting a sunflower quilt on my longarm!

  55. Nancy

    I love your block! Super cute! I am new to applique and it is an area I am really wanting to do more in!

  56. Janet Frank

    I’m working a mini quilt using the Trip Around the World pattern. It will measure 7″x7″ when finished. My favorite summer flower is the Columbine.

  57. craftygramma

    I LOVE SUNFLOWERS!! I’ve been collecting sunflower fabric for years, but this is too cute. Can’t wait to make it, even the colors (both runner and block) are so ME.

    Currently making a grey/yellow chevron quilt for newest grandson, then to start Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage sewalong (can’t find the book locally).

    Maybe I could do yours before/during Lori’s??


  58. Pat Evans

    Favorite summer flower is sunflower. You nailed it. I just finished quilting a quilt full of spring flowers and just need to sew down the binding. It’s for a former colleague who just retired.

  59. Deborah

    Love the sunflower block. My favorite flowers are daisies and
    Lily of the Valley.

  60. Wanda

    Love your sunflower block. I’m making pillows with sunflowers on them and will include your pattern for one of them.

  61. Jill Hicks

    I love day lilies. They are so pretty, so my different colors, and although they only last a day they create a different garden every day.

  62. Linda Bick

    The sweet faces of Pansy’s !!! All so very different! I’m working on two spring table toppers! And about 20 other things !!!!!!!

  63. Jen B

    My favourite summer flowers are roses. I’m working on a cross stitch kit of a bear.

  64. Verna

    I really like cosmos. And phlox. And dahlias. And all flowers!

    This week I’m finishing the binding on a baby quilt that’s going to its new home next week.

  65. Karen Thurn

    Just love those sunflowers especially with the rickrack stems. I like lots of flowers but daisies and sunflowers are my favorites.

  66. Rebecca Schmitt

    I’m having a hard time coming up with one favorite flower, but I just might have to go with Oriental lilies – they are so beautiful and FRAGRANT!

  67. Debbie P

    Thank you for designing the cute block and table runner!! It will definitely be on my ‘to do’ list. This weekend I am finishing up a few cute summer hats for my Grandbaby ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Kathy

    Love your block! And the oranges and pinks are a fantastic combination. My favorite flower is the Lily of the Valley. But I would so love to make your table runner version of this block. Thank you, kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  69. Christine

    Daffodils are my favorite flower and I’m finishing up an X’s And O’s quilt.

  70. Denise

    My favorite flowers are lillies. I think I love them because they come up by themselves every year. I love your table runner!

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