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!