Friday, January 23, 2015

A Sunset for Every Day!

I created a table runner and large hot pad for the Sunrise Sunset Challenge for Project Quilting.



I titled it: "A Sunset for Every Day!"  Because there isn't a beautiful sunset every day, but I can have a sunset on my table every day.



It looks great with all my colorful plates.







I quilted my name and year and PQS6Ch2 on both quilted pieces.








Yes it is a sunset for every day ...


I used a lot of thread.  I will explain why as I share how I created the table runner.



The sewing and the quilting and the binding ...


I cut strips in assorted widths from 1 1/4 inches to 2 3/4 inches.  I made sure all the strips were at least 18 inches in length.



I started to stitch them together in whatever way seemed eye pleasing.  I started with the yellowish orange strips and the reddish ones and then the pinkish into the purples and blues, ending with the darkest ones on one end.



I gave it a good press.  I need to rotary trim it to 17 inches and then it will be ready to quilt. Before quilting it measures 17" wide by 60" long.






OOO... I love the blue strips in there!




 My backing piece was not large enough. I stitched on some white strips to extend it, that way, I won't bump the clamps when quilting. 



I used six quilting threads:  Blue, Power Purple, Wild Violet, Artillery Red, Orange, and Fuchsia. 



I really had fun with the wavy lines of threads on all the colors.  I only quilt from left to right, so I had to stop at the end of each wavy line and then go back to the beginning -- lots of loose thread on the left.  I did not cut them yet as it looked cool in the photo. Love all the colors. 



As I clipped them I save them in a canning jar.


I love all the thread colors!


I flipped them over so you can see the backs of both of them.





I will share how I created the large hot pad on tomorrow's post. I had a blast creating both quilted pieces. 



Leftover scraps! I am going to make something cool with them! I hope to share that soon too. I have them all cut and ready to sew. 
Update:
Here is the link to the Post on how to make the Odd Shaped Hot Pad.



I love taking photos in the snow!



I will be linking up at Persimon Dreams for the Project Quilting Challenge -- Click here.




Thanks for following along!

Marcia

8 comments:

Trish Frankland said...

That is AWESOME!!

Maartje Quilt said...

Wow, so beautiful!!!!! Thanks for all the pictures.

Kris said...

Wow all those luscious fabrics are so lovely! Great job and love the pic of it hanging over your deck.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Marcia, this is very pretty. I adore the color choices. Thanks for sharing the how to.

Have a wonderful Saturday

PersimonDreams said...

GORGEOUS! Great work!

Michele said...

I really like! The bright colors that you used are so cheery.

Lia*s Handmades said...

Beautiful colours and quilting. As always, Marcia!

MegsAnn said...

What a great project! I love the idea that you can have a beautiful sunset on your table all the time. Photos in the snow are also great. www.quiltartbymegan.com