This is it………….. my Sunset Quilt! Actually it’s Michaela’s Sunset Quilt.
The weather has not been kind, it has been overcast for days, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share this photo of it in it’s entirety, even if the lighting is not perfect.
Here is the initial sketch, drawn on Boxing Day 2008 – this project has taken quite a while to get from conception to completion. The applique is all needle-turned, which is my favourite method of applique. The clouds are all hand dyed fabric, but I didn’t dye them myself, I was lucky enough to come across just the right fabrics the February before last. In fact I felt pretty lucky to find the background fabrics, purples can be tricky and I really wanted dusky ones, rather than stronger, clearer purples.
I could not have realised my vision without Anita, who long-arm quilted it.
We worked as quite a team, especially collaborating on the quilting for the clouds, and the brick details on the tower.
Anita was very patient with the precision of my vision – quilting all the crazy rays of light with no complaints.
Michaela is pretty pleased with the end result too, and now it is neatly hung on her wall.