Saturday, 17 May 2014

Sunrise/Sunset

The Bloggers Quilt Festival is well under way now, and there are some amazing quilts to be seen.

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Seeing as how you can enter two quilts into the festival, it would be silly not to. So here is my second entry. (My first entry can be found here.)


This mini quilt was conceived during the drive to my friend Ange's one day. By coincidence I had my freezer paper in the car. Honestly, I have no idea why but there must have been some purpose. This meant that as soon as I was there I could roll it out and get down to the business of drawing this out.

It just took a ruler and a pencil and I soon had my 'rays' sorted, my pieces numbered and all those little lines between each piece drawn on. Ange thought I was mad. I know, because she flat out told me.


I had to wait until I got home before I could start sewing because a lack of forward planning meant I didn't have my stash in my car. Freezer paper piecing goes together quite quickly. It took me longer to pick the fabrics than it did to sew them together.


The size of the quilt is 18" square. This was dictated by the width of the freezer paper. I would love to make this in a larger size. I just have to figure out how.

I quilted with a free motion zigzag stitch. It is much easier to see on the back than on the front. The backing fabric is just muslin as I intended this to be a hanging all along. I used five colours of thread, overlapping the zigzag pattern from one colour to the other - red, orange, yellow, pale grey and medium blue. Therefore there are five rows of zigzags mirroring the colours in the quilt.


The binding is Kona Charcoal, and I just finished sewing it down on the back a short while ago, so this is my most recent finish.

I couldn't decide whether to call this Sunrise or Sunset so I stuck with both. Sunrise/Sunset. I am entering it into the mini quilt category in the quilt festival.


If you have stopped by from the festival, thanks so much for taking the time. If you would like to see more of the things I make you will find two tabs at the top of the page where I have galleries of my makes. Hope you are enjoying the quilt festival. I know I am.

Susan

48 comments:

  1. Yes I did tell you, you were/are mad, but I had no doubt you would do a fantastic job and it would be amazing, and I was right, I adore it, it's fantastic, a worthy entry!

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  2. it is gorgeous! when inspiration strikes, you go for it, mad or not!

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  3. I adore this quilt, simply stunning! Rx

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  4. Imagine not carrying your stash about in the car, no forward planning woman!!

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  5. Absolutely stunning - but a little bit mad!

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  6. Hands down this gets my vote because it fuffin rocks!!!!

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  7. Beautiful! I love the design and the colors.

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  8. I am so impressed by this quilt and your growing talent.

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  9. I love this its such a contrast to your other quilt in the festival (in a complimentary type way). Just beautiful!!

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  10. I do so love this one .... It makes me so happy! The colours! The gradient!!

    I also think its' really funny that you love freezer paper piecing but not the foundation kind. :-)

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  11. This is stunning! I love it! A worthy entry indeed! Jxo

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  12. Totally amazing, stunning and a massive bit mental!

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  13. love this Susan - so many pieces to paper piece but its just fabulous !

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  14. You are as mad as a cut snake but I love this mini so much !

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  15. Mad and totally brilliant, Susan! :o) Bowing to your paper piecing prowess and talent to make this fab mini. Woohoo!

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  16. Wow, Susan, what a sunny explotion! Fantastic! x Teje

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  17. This is amazing, and has the perfect name too. x

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  18. And now I'm singing the song in my head! I love it and want to see all four quarters next!

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  19. It's really cool... both the idea and of course the execution :)

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  20. You did an amzing job with this mini Susan - you have to move quickly when inspiration strikes and you did!

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  21. It is a stunning quilt, Susan! What is freezer paper piecing? Applique? By hand, by machine? :) I love the colors you used!

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  22. It has turned out so beautifully. Definitely a statement piece!

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  23. This is so wonderful Susan! I love the design, the colours, the quilting, it's fantastic! Good luck in the Festival!!

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  24. It is amazing..try making 4 and sewing them together and see what it looks like!

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  25. It is amazing! You make it sound so easy to make.. And yes what do one do with freezer paper in a car?

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  26. Well great balls of fire, this is amazing! You're mad as a hatter, but it's working for you!

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  27. This is an awesome finish! Couldn't you use magic tape to tape freezer paper together? That's how I do it for appliqué...

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  28. Ange is right - mad as a hatter, but then, history shows that you have to have a little bit of insanity n you to be a genius. Just stunning Susan. Stunning x

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  29. What a lovely interpretation of the sunrise/set! Looks like a fun quilt to make.

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  30. Love this one too! You are so creative!

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  31. It's fabulous!

    I also love freezer paper piecing. For a quilt wider than 18 inches, join two lengths of freezer paper with paper tape (from the bandaid section) - you can iron over it.

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  32. Gorgeous! I love how dynamic the pattern is with all those angled lines. And the colors are so vibrant!

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  33. Wowser! That is amazing! So you had freezer paper in the car but not fabric otherwise would you have been cutting and sewing in the car?!

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  34. Love the technique you showed - I agree - Amazing!!

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  35. Will this be a pattern for sale any time soon. I love this.

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