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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Florida Sunset and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  Apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks my latest quilt looks like it belongs amongst sunny, warm weather.  My wild thing strolled through my studio as I was quilting it and casually mentioned that it looks like the sunset from our beach vacations.  As far as I'm concerned, that's the perfect inspiration for a name- Florida Sunset it is!

Shades of teal and orange always strike me as very Floridian, and the addition of navy just gives the quilt more depth.

I stippled this quilt with Aurifil 40 wt. #1133, Bright Orange, and though it really just blends into the quilt from a distance, up close, the extra pop of color in the quilting stitches is fun.

All of my leftovers went into the backing of this quilt (though I did have to pull an extra aqua fabric from my stash to widen it out).  I used Kona Navy for the binding, and went ahead and stitched it with the orange thread as well.  The dark binding frames the colors in the quilt really well, and since I also used a stripe of Kona Navy on the backing, it worked out perfectly!

I love when I can make an entire quilt from my stash, and this one was even better, since I even pieced together some batting leftovers for it.  It is destined for the silent auction at our church to benefit youth mission trips, and I hope it sells high for them.

So, let's go ahead and check out the features from last week's party.  This beauty is by Stitching Stories by Sharon.  I love these peaceful colors!

I'm in love with this quilt by The Lilac Cat.  The warm palette, as well as the block pattern are so lovely.

And I'm so impressed with this awesome Fountain Pen quilt block from Soma at Whims and Fancies (ps- check out her post the pattern!)

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  1. Very pretty and the perfect name too!

  2. I love the contrast orange stitching on your binding, cool idea and very effective.

  3. Definitely a Florida vibe! Love the navy in there, it anchors the colors.

  4. I'll bet that orange pop on the navy binding is really pretty. Once someone starts looking closely they'll love the orange quilting is well. Nicely finished!

  5. That's the perfect name for your aqua/orange quilt. I love how full of pattern it is. Lots to see. I especially like the color scheme and design of the quilt by The Lilac Cat too.

  6. Your Florida Sunset has me green with envy wishing I was there.

  7. would love to make this. Could you tell me the block size please?

  8. Thank you so much for featuring my quilt this week. I'm a relatively new blogger, so it was exciting to be featured!

  9. Love the colors and it does look like a sunset!

  10. It does remind you of the beach and Florida. I love the orange thread on the blue binding. Hoping it fetches a great price.


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