Monday, April 15, 2013

Island Sunrise #7


This is Eileen’s Island Sunrise quilt which is another finish from the Judy Niemeyer workshop our guild held in the fall.  Eileen really liked how I quilted Alex’s a few weeks ago so I took a lot of the quilting elements from that one and change a few details.   I did a feather design in the outer border but did three different shapes….a plume, a leaf and a swirl.  I did loops in the inner border and a windy swirl in the background of the arcs.  Repeated the same design in the spike shapes as in Alex’s quilt.


I used #439 Amethyst So Fine thread on top and it blended so well into all the bright colors.  For the backing I used #648 Dark Brown Bottom Line thread and Dream Blend is the batting.


I dyed the backing a soft brown, it almost as a suede look to it!



  1. Perfect quilting for the quilt. Love the design in the border!!!

  2. Morning, Kathy! I am just amazed at how much you get done in such little time! So awesome! Enjoyed checking out your Zigzags, Isosceles, Island Sunrise -- great work. Covered in snow down here. Glad to hear you have sunny skies. :-)

  3. I love this quilt and how you quilted it too. The brighter sections just pop!

  4. The quilt looks great Kathy and Eileen. So glad Eileen allowed feathers on her border.

  5. Wonderful quilting.
    Grit from Germany

  6. The quilt is so beautiful and your quilting fits perfectly.