My mother had plane reservations to visit me about a week and a half later but told me she was going to changed them to a later date because she would need time to clean out my grandmother's apartment. I decided that I wanted to give her something extra special for her birthday and had just enough time to make a fast quilt for her. And I would have until she decided not to change her plans and show up as originally planned. I had to quickly zig-zag the binding in order to get it done before she arrived. Whew! She loved it of course. I told her that anytime she was depressed that she should wrap herself in the quilt because all those sunflowers are bound to make her smile. :o)
I suffered a very bad tendinitis episode after I made this quilt and finally realized the problem was the machine quilting. I will probably always have to send out my quilts for quilting or else borrow a long-arm quilter. I have find too much joy in creating quilt-tops to give it up.