Spectacular Sunflowers at Suzanne’s
These spectacular sunflowers are growing splendidly in Suzanne’s own garden. Aren’t they gorgeous? Sunflowers are so bright and cheerful, you can’t help smiling when you see them. They’re like miniature suns breaking through a cloudy day.
Sunflowers are one of our favorite flowers here at Suzanne’s Quilt Shop, and our customers seem to agree. One of the hottest new quilt kits this summer is “Serenade to the Queen”, by Wing and a Prayer Designs. It’s bursting with beautiful blooms scattered profusely throughout the “Sunflower Serenade” fabric.
Once your eyes have adjusted to the grandeur, you may recognize “Serenade to the Queen” as a remake of the extremely popular “Queen and Her Court” quilt kit that featured “Marie Antoinette” fabric, also by Wing and a Prayer Designs. With the bold, earthy colors of navy, maroon, chocolate, sage and gold in the prints and textures of “Sunflower Serenade”. we predict that “Serenade to the Queen” will be even more in demand. You can find both the kit and the fabric HERE.
Another quilt that features spectacular sunflowers is this one, fittingly called “Garden Splendor”.
This colorful quilt has so many bright, blooming sunflowers, you may need your sunglasses to look at it! It features dazzling Sunshine Serenade fabric in brilliant garden shades and a profusion of wonderful wildflowers. You won’t want to take this quilt outdoors — your flowers may get jealous! To plant this beautiful Garden Splendor quilt in your home, go HERE.
Sunflowers not only lift your spirits, their seeds are a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. To enjoy a heathy snack, gather the sunflower seeds and soak them overnight in salt water, using 1/4 to 1/2 cup of salt to 2 quarts of water. (If you prefer unsalted seeds, skip this step.) The next morning, drain the water and pat the seeds dry on a paper towel. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees, spread the sunflower seeds evenly on a cookie sheet or in a shallow pan, and bake for 30 or 40 minutes until they are golden brown, stirring them occasionally to keep them from burning. Cool completely before eating and store the remainder in an airtight container.
Now that you’ve seen all the ways sunflowers enrich our lives, we hope you’ll be inspired to try one of these splendid projects.