Monday, December 5, 2022

Sunrise quilt

I had a lot of leftover yellow fabric from a previous quilt and a ton of hand dyed orange and purple pieces that I wanted to put into a quilt.  I saw a picture of one that was made from scraps in orange, yellow, gray, and white.  It was on my design board for a few months, and it really spoke to me.  So it became the inspiration for this one.

I decided to make all the square-in-a-square blocks 4" finished.  I cut a bunch of 2-1/2" squares, and a ton of 1-1/2" wide strips in most of the colors.  Then I piled them all into a bin and took them to the quilt retreat.  I made over 100 there, and sewed the rest of them at home.  I put the squares up on my design wall, and then made more to fill in where I decided the color needed to be.  As I made more, I moved them around a few more times.  When I liked the layout, I sewed them all together.  Here is what the top looked like before quilting.

I took it to Tami Levin and she used a digital edge-to-edge design called Deep Blue Sea.  

Here it is all quilted and bound.  There's a tiny yellow faux piping and a gray binding.   It's 69" W x 77" H.  I call it "Sunrise".  

I hope you like it!

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