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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aloha Sunrise and NTT

Happy NTT, friends!  It has been a whirlwind week around here.  On Monday, I presented a trunk show to a local guild, and I'm leaving on Friday to travel to another guild.  I still have some availability in 2019, and I would love to visit YOU.  My calendar is filling up though, so contact me soon for more details.  Let's get something booked for your group!

Since it also happens to be the middle of the month, between my two teaching engagements this week I've also shared my August Classic Meets Modern blocks as well as my monthly sales roundup (with an awesome giveaway that you can enter HERE).  Even with all of that, I found time to finish my latest quilt.  I'm calling it Aloha Sunrise, and I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.

In case you missed last week's NTT, this quilt was created with the Kona Birds of Paradise bundle.  I picked it up at Quilt Market in May, and it will be available in shops very soon.  PS- this is not a sponsored post, I just love the colors in this bundle so much, so I figured I'd give you the info.  I added four additional solids from my stash, and all sixteen colors are listed for you in last week's post HERE.

I quilted this one with a dense, allover swirl design.  There were so many gorgeous thread colors that would have looked great on this quilt, but I ultimately chose Aurifil 50 wt. #2140, Orange Mustard.  The darker, orangey-yellow added a little extra dimension to the quilt without standing out against the white too much.  I almost quilted each part of the quilt with a different matching thread color, but did I mention that I've been busy lately?  Ain't nobody got time for that, ha!

Y'all, I might be as excited about the back as I am about the front of this quilt.  I had this Maywood Studio Gelato Sunrise fabric in mind for the backing, and was lucky enough that one of my local quilt shops had it in stock.  Winning!  I widened it out with some leftover solids and a solid Kona Berry strip right from my stash.  I love how the ombre glows, and the quilting texture shows up so beautifully against it.

My swirls on this quilt make me so happy.  The last time I quilted swirls, they were much bigger, which made it more difficult to nest them together and keep them looking smooth.  I decided to size them down this time around, and it made all the difference in the world.

I had plenty of Kona Papaya in my stash for the binding, and though I didn't really choose the thread and binding colors together specifically, the fact that they are the same work so well on the quilt.

Aloha Sunrise measures 60" square, and I am currently finishing up the pattern for it.  It will be ready very soon, and will be written in three sizes.  If you want to make one with exactly these fabrics, the pattern will be available just in time for the release of the Birds of Paradise bundle!

Before we link up, take a look at some of the eye-candy from last week!  This lovely, classic HST quilt is by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty (and don't miss the fun story of the origin of the fabric!).

This round robin quilt, called The Wall, is by Kris at Sew Sunshine.  Isn't it fantastic?

I love this value quilt by Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.

This improv diamond quilt is by Jen at de Jong Dream House.  So scrappy and fun!

I can't wait to see what you're working on this week.  Let's party!

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  1. I'm in love with everything about this quilt! The pattern, the quilting and those bright colors, I'm just drooling here! Can hardly wait for the bundle to be released!

  2. I love your new quilt! The quilting is especially amazing!!!

  3. Your new quilt is beautiful, and that backing is absolutely stunning, great choice and I love how the binding matches the thread using in the superb quilting, just perfect!

  4. Oh my, Aloha Sunrise is just gorgeous. I love, love, love the back! I just may have to snag that bundle when it comes out!

  5. The backing for the quilt is so perfect! Safe travels this weekend. :)

  6. Quilt backs are always my faves regardless of what is on the front. This one especially so. LOVE LOVE LOVE it

  7. Lovely quilt, great thread color choice and beautiful quilting!

  8. The quilting is stunning. I could admire this quilt for hours.

  9. Thanks for featuring my scrappy value quilt. So nice of you!

    Your swirls look fantastic! Your quilt looks so put together.

  10. Great pattern. But I think I'm drawn to the vibrant and bright colours. It just jumps off the screen. And the back....oooh.......

  11. So stunning! I love the star-like design, and the colors really pop!

  12. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Aloha Sunrise, it's fantastic!

  13. They are all so pretty, can't sleep for dreaming about all the pretty quilts.

  14. Aloha Sunrise is so vibrant and wonderful. That ombre backing section is perfect. All of last week's featured quilts are gorgeous as well.


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