The fabric was from Play-Crafts and it was the first fabric that I ever won in a giveaway. I was so excited. The fabric pull was based on a sunset picture, and so I thought I'd loosely imitate a sunset. The colors go from warm to cool and the triangles point down, to drive home the setting part.
It wasn't quite right until Claire suggested a horizon. It was exactly what the quilt needed.
This was also my first try at hand quilting. My stitches are pretty large, but I did that on purpose. The quilting shape in important. I used gold thread for the very middle of the arcs, suggesting the sun. After a few golden arcs I changed to a varigated thread with sunset-ish colors for the rest of the arcs.
I also bound the quilt by hand for the first time. It wasn't as intimidating as I was expecting.
The fabric on the back is a perfect match for the wall it's hanging on. I ended up just using some 3M wall clips to hang it; if I ever feel the desire I can turn it around for a while. I realized after I wrote that sentence that there is an ugly wall sleeve on it, but I could always cover it up for a short time. :) It is by my computer and the only quilt I have right there; it's been nice to look up and see it.
Linking up with Finish It Up Friday (when it opens up).