I was so intent on making my sunflower block, I completely forgot something very significant to this block for Dana's quilt! Her great-grandfather - my mother's father - raised sunflowers in his garden after he retired from farming. His gardens were spectacular, and his sunflowers got the attention of the local newspaper, so I'm including this for Dana.
She will have a copy without the obliteration of the family name of course. Thanks to my sister, Joyce for the reminder, and thanks to our Mom for saving this newspaper clipping -- probably from the 1960's.