I did the sunflowers, because my partner said they were her favorite flower. They also make me think of summer and all the times I've watched the Tour de France in July. The days when they ride through all the sunflower fields make me want to go visit them in person! I cut all the petals free hand and used several stitches to raw-edge appliqué them on.
The second one is a city skyline with free-motioned fireworks across the sky. What screams summer more than 4th of July fireworks or concerts & fireworks in the park?! Finishing these up means I made my August goal for ALYOF and I'll be linking these up at Fiber of All Sorts.
Here's what my partner sent! The box was part of the package and zips shut. I've got a pair of fun mug rugs to use, new patterns to try and some fun quilty themed napkins. Thanks! :)