First step: I took a photo of one of our sunflowers in the garden this summer.
Second step: Using Photo shop, I manipulated my photo into first a negative black and white picture and then I uploaded into Spoonflower.com and changed the colours. I then ordered my pattern to be printed onto Spoonflower’s Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra material in a half-drop repeat pattern. I ordered a “fat quarter” which is 27″ by 18″. It was just enough to make one pillow which I sewed and stuffed. This is the result:
I made two of these pillows in slightly different colours for Christmas gifts for two households. I plan to make them the matching pillows for gifts in the New Year.