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Sunset Quilt

Sunset at the farm hanging at the Rainy Daze Quilt Show.  Photo by Danetta Burnett.

This quilt was inspired by my interest in taking the water color technique a step farther.  The pattern is from a sunset picture I took here at the farm.  I used the 6″ Square Dance block available through me.  The build of this quilt top is in the blog portion of this site.

Karen Rupp did the quilting, LouAnn did the binding, Danetta Burnett took the picture.

This quilt won People’s Choice (2nd day) and second place in the Pieced Category at the Rainy Daze Quilt Guild Quilt Show, a blue ribbon and People’s Choice at the SWW Fair.

  1. Love this idea and the freedom of the idea, but I can’t find a pattern for the block that was used. Help?

    Comment by Brenda — December 21, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
  2. It’s a block I created. There really isn’t a way to cut it without the template. And (you could see this coming, right?) you can purchase the templates either from me or from Karen. If you want the pattern for the sunset itself, I drew it on the design wall with 1/4″ masking tape from a pencil sketch.

    The technique produces a beautiful quilt. I have it on my bed now and smile every time I see it.

    Comment by Nori — December 22, 2013 @ 6:52 am
  3. I would love to make this quilt. You mentioned you have templates for the quilt. Could you explain? Also, is there a pattern available?

    Thank you.

    Comment by Laura Freeman — August 18, 2014 @ 6:45 pm
  4. The template set is called Square Dance and comes in three sizes. I’ve got the templates if you truly do want to make something using them. The quilt design was taken from a photograph of the sunset at our farm. The process for making the quilt is explained in the blog which is here.

    Comment by Nori — August 19, 2014 @ 9:11 am
  5. Yes, I would like to purchase the templates. Please let me know how much. I could email you my address for mailing. I live in Ontario, Canada (hope you will ship to the north!). You have mentioned 6″ square dance block and also 4″ square dance templates as the building blocks. Could you please clarify?

    Thank you

    Comment by Laura — August 20, 2014 @ 12:41 pm
  6. I have the templates in three sizes, 4″, 6″ and 8″. The size indicates the finished block. There is only one template piece for the Square Dance as the center is . . . well . . . square. For the Dance, which is a triangular block, there are three template pieces, a center triangle, a wedge and a squaring up template. Let me know what size(s) you want and I’ll figure out a cost and shipping and give you a total.

    Comment by Nori — August 23, 2014 @ 11:04 pm
  7. I think I would like the 6″ template. Can you tell me the finished sizes of the quilt depending on the size of template?


    Comment by Laura — August 27, 2014 @ 8:47 am
  8. The size of the quilt is determined by the design, the size of the template and the number of squares you make.

    Comment by Nori — October 4, 2014 @ 8:27 am
  9. I would also be interested in knowing the price of the 8″ templates! What a beautiful quilt!

    Comment by megan — March 1, 2016 @ 8:56 am
  10. I tried to send a comment earlier…not sure you received it…
    I bought a 6″ square to make the sunset quilt. My finished quilt size will be 56″ x 56″. I am wondering if I should use the 4″ template given this quilt is smaller than yours (I believe).
    I you think that would be better I would like to buy the 4″ template.

    Thank you

    Comment by Laura Freeman — October 6, 2016 @ 5:33 am
  11. I am recommending the 4″ template set for watercolor quilts. It is a little more work but gives better color distribution.

    Comment by Nori — November 17, 2016 @ 12:32 pm

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