I’m relieved that the creative part of this project is over, because I seriously could not think up one more design. There’s a replacement sun in this group — you might remember that I already made one, but my daughter nixed it. I have one more square to make, but it will be the quilt label, and I’ll probably just appliqué my initials and the date.
I purchased a charm group of 1930s reproduction 6″ squares to back the blocks, because I didn’t want to use my vintage fabric. The appliquéd blocks and backing are sewn right sides together, and turned inside out just like a pillow. I don’t even have to whipstitch the opening because it’ll be sewn up when I blanket stitch the edges with perle cotton in the next step.