Finish: Mountain Sunrise 24


This is a quilt I actually finished almost a year ago. However, it was slated for inclusion in the ill-fated book, so I never shared it on the blog. Since it seems like I may never actually have free time again in the quantities necessary to write a book, and if that day ever does come along I will likely want to do new patterns anyway, I figured I should just go ahead and share it here!

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I’m also pleased to say that this quilt is going to be hanging at QuiltCon! I actually wasn’t going to include it originally, because I mean… it’s PINK. But there you go, you never know! I’ll share my QuiltCon reject sometime soon that I had figured was a shoe in.

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Anyway, this quilt. I called this “Mountain Sunrise” because it reminded me of a misty mountainscape sunrise. The design is based on a QDAD design (as were almost all the book designs, actually!) and is really simple to put together as it’s entirely made up of large HSTs. The original design was done in greens, but I converted it to pinks (and made a few other changes to the design) when I reworked it for the book.

Getting that little pink bit in the binding (and lined up to look like the pink V was extending into the binding) was a shockingly huge PITA. I took this quilt to a quilting retreat and Karen @ capitolaquilter and her friend Anna (who by the end was my friend, too!) spent a LOT of time helping me work through getting the bias binding color bit to go where it’s supposed to. It didn’t help that it was really close to a corner, and I had run out of fabric. Worth it? Not sure. But at least it was a binding bonding moment! 😉

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The quilting is done by Tami @ The Quilted Lemon, who is wonderful to work with. She let me loose on a webpage full of quilting designs and let me pick what I wanted. I ended up going with the triangle shape to mimic the triangles in the design, and she helped me figure out the best size to use with my quilt. I really love how it turned out!

 

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Details

Mountain Sunrise
Dimensions: 68″ x 88″
Fabrics: Background – Kona Ash, Foreground – Kona Raisin, Pomegranate, Punch, and Peach
Binding: Kona Ash, blip of Pomegranate
Back: Leftovers from the front (which I apparently have zero pictures of.)
Hours getting that binding blip to work: 3

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24 thoughts on “Finish: Mountain Sunrise

    • anne Post author

      You could do one in browns, and then it’d look even more like mountains! 😀 I’m FARrrrrr too stubborn to give up on binding, ESPECIALLY once I’ve put 3 hours into it. lol

    • anne Post author

      I adore playing with HSTs! There are so many fun designs available from them. 🙂 I also thought it was funny that this one was selected when my shoe in wasn’t! Although it was rainbow and very few rainbow things made it in this year. I’m guessing the judges are “over it” when it comes to rainbows! ^_^

    • anne Post author

      I hadn’t thought about it that way, but you’re right. The bonding moment was TOTALLY worth the pain of the binding. 😀 It was so fantastic seeing you at QuiltCon!! <3 Thank you for hanging out and being famous with me! 😉

  • Rejeanne

    Your quilt is beautiful and I love the touch of pink in the binding. The quilting design is perfect. Can’t wait to see the other quilt. QuiltCon is not in the cards for me this year.

    • anne Post author

      Thank you so much, Rejeanne! Do you think you might try for QuiltCon next year? I know you have a lot of stuff going on! A friend is trying to convince me to submit the other quilt as a pattern for a magazine which means I’m back to not being sure if I should show it. Haha!

    • anne Post author

      Aww, thank you!! I’ve really missed being able to blog more often. It’s basically now when I have a few moments to spare on Saturdays. This coming fall I’ll likely be moving and will hopefully have a MUCH shorter commute and get my evenings back again. Fingers crossed!
      Thank you so much for the quilt love! I really hope you can make it to QuiltCon sometime!

  • Sharon T

    To say I love this quilt would be an understatement! Love, love, love! Is there a pattern or guide somewhere so I can blatantly copy? Did I mention that I l o v e your quilt?

    • anne Post author

      Thank you so much, Sharon! I have a pattern mostly written out for this one. It is super simple (oversized HSTs) and comes together quite quickly. I’m also happy to provide you with the info to make your own if you want. 🙂

    • anne Post author

      Thank you! And I’m so glad someone else thinks it was worth it! lol I’ve never spent so much time on a bit of binding EVER. But I am stubborn if nothing else, and I wasn’t walking away from that thing. 😉

  • Kari

    That’s a gorgeous quilt, even in pink! I have to say pink is not my comfort zone either but this one is gorgeous. Sorry to hear about your book. I didn’t know about it.

    • anne Post author

      Thanks Kari! I tend to like pink as an accent color, but this is the first time I’ve done an only-pink quilt! Definitely outside of my comfort zone, too. ^_^
      Thank you for the condolences on my book. I am well over it now, but at the time it was certainly a bummer!