I made this piece for my daughter, who loves sunflowers. The blue background is pieced and everything else is appliqued onto it. Sheers were used on some petals for shading and the smaller leaves at the base of the flower are sheers. I added wool roving in the center of the flower for texture and then beaded for additional interest. As with most of my pieces, this was originally drawn on paper and labeled as to colors and values. I used this drawing as my master and traced each piece to be appliqued. I used a turned-edge method of applique with invisible thread and a small zigzag stitch.