OK here is the design for my sunflower quilt, "Home Away From Home". This quilt will be 52" square. The happy bee loves his sunflower and after I figure out how to do it there will be a 3 dimensional bee on the center of the flower. Samples of the fabrics are in a previous post.
Here is what I have planned: the blue background will be one fabric and the 2 sunflower blocks will be of this same fabric so they will be a slight design in the background. The sunflower leaves and pedals will be a solid color fabric with some fabric paint and tons of thread painting to give the dimension for a more lifelike look. The center of the flower will be the sunflower block done in 2 brown batiks and have small circular quilting. The bee motif in the lower right will be thread painted but in a color of thread close to the color of the blue background. This bee is only a motif to add to the quilting, but keep with the theme of the quilt.
Hope I've made this clear and you get a good impression of what I have in mind. I'm hopefully going to start cutting my fabrics this Sunday. I'm a huge believer in advise from other quilters and if you see any edits that need to be made to the design or have other suggestions please let me know.