Monday, October 27, 2014

Tropical Sunset for Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2014

Welcome to my entry into the

I call this quilt
Tropical Sunset

This year, Kona Cotton Solid fabric  by Robert Kaufman is celebrating 30 years
and have now reached 303 hues of solid colors.

I tend to use a little Kona in most of my quilts.

This quilt was made for the 
in January.

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Amanda Murphy's book
Color Essentials
which is full of information in color study and has great projects using Kona palettes.

The pattern is from this book and is called Color Burst.

I used Black Kona as the background.
In her book, Amanda Murphy talks about using "Poison Colors" - colors directly opposite on the color wheel to add interest and movement to a design.  I decided to take that advice and use orange as the binding color. 

The orange really fits with a sunset and added a little pop.
I quilted the main part with free motion flowers using Aurifil thread and wavy lines on the water (teal) part.
Amanda has an excellent tutorial for continuous bias binding on her blog. 
This was my first  bias binding, by the way.  Love.

A view of the back.

According to the calculations

(Circumference of a circle)

With a radius of 36"
this quilt is approximately 226" around, not counting all the bumps and indentations.

So here are the details:

Quilt size:  70" across 
 see above calculations :) 

Fabric:  Kona solids in Sunset palette

Quilting:  by me on my Janome domestic

Thank you, Amy of Amy's Creative Side
for this opportunity.

Be sure to visit Amy's blog and see all the quilty inspiration!

If you are looking for my post in the
Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop
it is HERE.


Nancy said...

Carla this is sew Pretty!! Will you be hanging it on a wall?? I will be voting too come Nov 1st. Thanks Carla for sharing this beauty with us!!
Huggs, Nancy

Mdm Samm said...

still one of my fav projects you have ever done...and on another note....I really do like them all....too many fav to mention

Vickie said...

Your quilting is superb ! The back of it is pretty awesome my friend ! It looks like McTavishing, what I like to do, but need to practice. Those sure are excellent pictures against the fading Kansas landscape ! said...

Beautiful quilting. Love that piece!

Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

Great quilt. I wish you well at the quilt blogger's festival. Also, thank you for sharing your link with Modern Tradition Quilts linky party KSIMIF. Otherwise, I probably would have missed your great project!--Shannon

Jacqui S. said...

This so unusual, I like the design and the colours. Good luck in the festival.

Kathy said...

Love your tropical sunset! And I like making bias binding the way Amanda does. It's a little tricky at first, but it's cool how it turns out as one nice long piece!

Catherine said...

How lovely! Beautiful colours for this great pattern.

Lorna McMahon said...

That Kona hop was really fun, Carla. Your Tropical Sunset turned out beautifully and I just love it!

Theresa said...

I loved it then and I still love it now. Very pretty.

MegsAnn said...

The quilt is pretty. I love the pop of orange in the binding and your photography is gorgeous!

Aoife said...

I think it's amazing when people know how to be colour wizards - I love how the blue and orange push the rest of quilt forward in a big pop! And I love your irregular edge - so fantastic!

Anita said...

This quilt is so cool and caught my eye right away in the gallery of thumbnails in the Festival. I love that top photo too!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

I love that Amanda's project. It looks wonderful and your choice of colors is great, Carla!!!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

I had the last vote in that category, so I voted for yours :)

Createology said...

Stunning Tropical Sunset quilt. Wonderful details along with vibrant colors. Creative Quilting Bliss...