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Old 01-06-2018, 04:32 PM
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This started out as totally scrappy, just matching up light and dark batiks. As I progressed I realized I wanted more brights and found I liked the blocks better that were predominantly one color family or a gradated rainbow so it became a controlled scrappy. When I laid this out to sew the blocks I grouped all the warm value diamonds together and it reminded me of a sunset refracting off water. This is for my Ex SIL so I asked my brother if she had a favorite beach in Hawaii and he told me Poipu Beach on Kauai. So the quilt is named "Poipu Sunsets".

I quilted back and forth lines, aka U-turns in the light diamonds and a sunburst in every light square on point.

No pattern. The diamond blocks measure 8" finished and each HST unit measures 2" finished. Quilt measures 64 x 72 so a good size for naps on the sofa.

Techy stuff: Batting Hobbs Polydown
Thread: Superior Highlights in a gold color and magnaglide prewound in white in the bobbin
All FMQ on my Innova, 8 hours quilting time.

The pictures are before I bound it but it is now bound in a red batik that has orange and yellow dots on it.

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Close up of one of the sunbursts
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And here is the back. I think it looks like tiles.
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Thanks for looking and as always I look forward to your comments.

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Old 01-06-2018, 04:35 PM
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Gorgeous colorway!! And fantastic quilting. Geesh! Very impressive.
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Love your quilting as usual! Great controlled scrappy
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:11 PM
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Very nice!
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Love it!
I don't think my scraps are that pretty!
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Oh my goodness, it's lovely! I love scrappy quilts too.
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wow, super quilt
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That's gorgeous! I love the colors and the quilting!
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Beautiful batiks, and super quilting! What a gift!!
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It looks like it was trapunto'ed the way you quilted it. It is a beauty!
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