Fractured Sunset–a Project QUILTING Quilt

I was exhausted after the Project QUITLING Retreat weekend.  I honestly thought I was just going to make an orange and yellow ombre case for my new phone for this weeks Sunrise/Sunset Challenge.  But then … I started to browse through some books and I knew I had to try something else … even if I was starting later than I typically would. 

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I quick browsed through my stash – which is super easy since it’s all nicely organized on Polar Notions boards – and pulled out mostly hand-dyes for a sun and water.  The bright yellow is a commercial print because I didn’t have any bright enough hand dyes at my house (I’m sure Diane has tons but I didn’t have time to go two minutes to her house – I’m on a deadline!).  I then pieced it into a very rough looking sunset over the water.

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I had a good chunk of Wednesday to work on my piece.  Above  is the amount up cutting and resewing that I finished before lunch …

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And this is what I had done before I had to go and get my girls from school …

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And here is what I had finished before I headed to bed for the night.

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On Thursday, Pip was AMAZING and let me quilt the piece!

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Here she is hard at work coloring pictures for me and being so patience as my machine purred away!

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I used three different variegated aurifil threads to quilt wavy horizontal lines across the quilt.  It isn’t matchstick quilting but it’s definitely super close quilting.

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Once the quilting was done I put the binding on so I could do the hand stitching during gymnastics.

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I faced the binding on so it’s all pulled to the back.  It was the perfect decision for this piece.  It’s not perfectly straight on the edges but I like how that fits the organic look of all the pieces chopped and sewn back together.

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I also added in some wonderful half square triangle scraps … this is my favorite spot!

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Here are a few of the random pieces of commercial fabrics that I stripped in for more interest!

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I’m SO happy with how this turned out!

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12 comments:

  1. Kim this is beautiful! I might have to steal this technique from you someday :)

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  2. Looks good! I alomost voted for it! I love the effect of the slice and sew. I had something similar in mind but it went in a totally different direction!

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  3. What is this technique called it is so interesting?

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  4. Cool! Looks like lots of fun to do!
    Looks great!

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  5. it's lovely and so pieceful oops I meant peaceful. Pips looks quite productive while you were too sometimes it's good to let children be children and be in the "space".

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  6. it's lovely and so pieceful oops I meant peaceful. Pips looks quite productive while you were too sometimes it's good to let children be children and be in the "space".

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  7. Gorgeous! I'll have to try this technique out. Before you started cutting the strips out it looked a lot like your daughter's tree piece for the last challenge. Such vibrance and movement at the end! Lovely. www.quiltartbymegan.com

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  8. Very cool, Kim. To start cutting and moving and it turned out like you planned every piece. Just amazing.

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  9. Love it. I like the little half squares and nine patches. They add a lot of interest.

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