22 April 2013

Sunrise quilt


I  finished a small quilt with those improv-pieced drunkard's path units I wrote about a couple weeks ago. The arcs are set in solid white, symmetrical on one axis, and a bit off center on the other axis.


I quilted horizontal straight lines using 8 or so shades of orange, gold, and yellow. I quilted the first lines on a longarm machine, then filled in on my domestic sewing machine.




The quilting lines are darkest and densest through the center of the quilt -- about 1/8" apart. Further out the lines are spaced 1/4" to 3/8", and the thread color is paler.


The bias binding is a diagonal cross hatch print (with a snip of blue on one side of the quilt). I'm pleased with how it works with both the drunkard's path prints and the dense horizontal quilting.



The back is everyone's favorite Ikea number script print. Munchkin was a good sport taking photos all over town on this beautiful San Francisco day.





The finished size is 44" x 45". I love the play between the looseness of the improv piecing of the prints, and the precision of the circles and the horizontal quilting.

13 comments:

  1. Great work with this... Corduroy comes to mind!

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  2. I love this! I am a little obsessed with orange and yellow so that might also be why :)

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  3. Super cool! Love all of the stitching.

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  4. I love your quilts. Thank you for sharing your creativity and vision.

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  5. This is such a happy quilt and the quilting really makes it. I have been experimenting with different thread colours for quilting one quilt and loving the effect too.

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  6. i love how your stitching has made the solid fabric look like an ombre stripe. you did a fabulous job.

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  7. I am in awe! Everything is just right, and the munchkin is adorable...8-). I'm not sure if any of my kids would have done it.

    I can't wait to see your next piece of art, but it will take a lot for me to like it better than this one.

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  8. I love the circles, but I LOVE LOVE the detail of the coloured quilting stitch on the white background. FABULOUS!

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  9. Awesome! I love bright colrs, especially the orange!

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  10. Gorgeous- your quilting with the varying color and spacing is perfect - it's all perfection! Congrats!

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  11. I love all your quilts, but this one really stands out for me. I love all the piecing and the sunshine colors.

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  12. You have such great ideas Dan!

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