This is Alex’s Island Sunrise quilt and she choose bright bold batiks for this project. I had a lot of fun quilting it as she said she wanted bright coloured threads and lots of quilting. I used a variegated Lava thread in bold colors on the top and a purple So Fine for the back.
All the designs are free hand and I didn’t have to stitch in the ditch. I did a leafy feather in the outer border and three wavy lines in the inner border. Loops and curls fill the background and a leafy design in the spikes to make them look more like a tropical flower.
Alex brought me a beige tone and tone backing and I asked if she wanted me to dye it darker to blend more with the top. She liked that idea and said purple was her favourite colour!
We finally had above freezing temperatures and it got up to +8’c a few days ago but that meant so long clear ice rink! It started to melt and as you can see in the next few pictures the melting snow is taking over. It is only-3’c today so it is frozen and dry but I won’t have too many more days to use the ice as it will be a big wet puddle soon. :(
So long ice rink, you served me well this year but I’m ready for spring!