Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Welcome to the Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik! The Island Batik Ambassadors are showing you all the newest collections from Island Batik all month long!


Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread



Be sure to visit all the stops on the blog hop to see what's new with Island Batik (blog schedule at the bottom of this post).


Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop

Island Batik sent me a half yard bundle of the Boho collection to play with for the blog hop. Boho is shipping to stores right now, so be sure to tell your local quilt shop you'd like for them to order it!


Island Batik Boho fabrics

The collection has 21 fabrics that are mostly warm with just two blue/teal fabrics for a fun pop of cool! When I first received the fabrics in the summer, I made a double-sided kennel quilt that the Island Batik sales reps used at Fall Quilt Market to show quilt shops the new fabrics. Once they were finished using it, it was donated to an animal shelter!


Kennel quilt made with Island Batik Boho fabrics
Kennel quilt made with Island Batik Boho fabrics

I asked my husband what the first thing to pop into his head was when he saw the fabrics: "sunset!" I agreed - so I set out to make a Bohemian sunset quilt.

From each fabric, I cut two long and skinny wedges. I cut them so they were 1" on the narrow end and 3 1/2" on the wide end. A template or Dresden ruler would definitely make this use less brain power!


Island Batik Boho fabrics
Island Batik Boho fabrics

I added a few additional Island Batik blender fabrics from my stash to the pile, then decided a couple of the Boho fabrics just didn't fit into my sunset. I decided to save those fabrics for the back.


Island Batik Boho fabrics
Island Batik Boho fabrics

Once cut, I sewed the wedges together just like regular tumblers. The trick to sewing shapes with angled sides is to offset the shapes just enough so that your scant 1/4" stitching line starts right at the "V" where the two fabrics meet. All of the piecing was done with Aurifil 50wt Stone #2324.


Island Batik Boho fabrics
Island Batik Boho fabrics

Instead of piecing the quilt in rows, I pieced it in columns.


Island Batik Boho fabrics

After sewing four columns, I used some of the leftover fabric pieces to make the quilt back and loaded the quilt onto the longarm. I used Warm & Natural batting.


Sunset quilt made with Island Batik Boho fabrics

I picked a bright sunset of Aurifil 50wt threads for the quilting (from left, #2135 Yellow, #1104 Orange, #2455 Medium Carmine Red, #1240 Very Dark Eggplant, #2735 Medium Blue, and #1320 Bright Teal.


Aurifil thread sunset

Starting at the top of the quilt with my usual #2324 Stone, I quilted "organic" horizontal lines across the width of the quilt. I do not have channel locks on my longarm, so these were just freehanded as I pulled the machine back and forth.


Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread

When the color of the fabric changed, I changed the thread color too. I let the lines overlap and quilted a couple lines beyond the matching fabric color into the next fabric color as well.

Based on the scraps I had left from the bundle, I knew a scrappy binding was the only way to go.


Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread

Of course I stitched it on by machine! (Tutorial here.)


Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread

The finished quilt is a perfect size for a lap quilt. It measures about 44" x 48".

The back has a fun patchwork look to it!


Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread
Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread

And the front really does remind me of a sunset!


Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread
Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread
Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil threadSunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread

This quilt has me dreaming of a warm beachy vacation - quite the contrast to the ice and snow we're experiencing here in Missouri right now!

 Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread

Now for a giveaway! Giveaway closed.

Would you like to win my Boho scraps and a copy of one of my patterns? 

To enter, just comment on this post telling me where you've seen your favorite sunset! And PLEASE leave your email address in your comment if you're a no-reply commenter. Otherwise I won't be able to contact you if you win! (Giveaway is US only and ends February 2nd).

Want to see the other new fabrics from Island Batik? Be sure to visit the Island Batik page first, then all the other bloggers on the hop! There are posts planned for all of January!


Blog Hop Schedule


WEEK 1

Monday, January 7 - Crystal Ball Mary Mack’s Blog
mmm! quilts


Tuesday, January 8  - Ditty


Wednesday, January 9 - Elk Lodge


Thursday, January 10 - Feline Fine

Friday, January 11 - Flea Market

WEEK 2
Monday, January 14 - Fortune Teller

Tuesday, January 15  - Gypsy Rose

Wednesday, January 16 - Paisley Park

Thursday, January 17 - Soul Song

Friday, January 18 - Twilight Chic

WEEK 3
Monday, January 21 - Winter Park

Tuesday, January 22  - Bazaar

Wednesday, January 23 - Blossom

Thursday, January 24 - Boho
Slice of Pi Quilts <----That's me!

Friday, January 25 - Brookview

WEEK 4
Monday, January 28 - French Blue

Tuesday, January 29  - Midsummer Night

Wednesday, January 30 - Oh Deer

Thursday, January 31 - Snow Berry  

Friday, February 1-  Candy Cane Lane and Icicle
Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread



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Disclaimer: Giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Blogger. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, released Blogger of responsibility, and agree to Blogger's terms of use. No purchase necessary to win. Open to legal residents in the contiguous US only that are 18+ years of age. Giveaway starts at 12:00am CST January 24, 2019 and ends at 11:59pm CST on February 2, 2019. One winner will receive a pack of Boho fabric scraps with a retail value of approximately $10 and one Slice of Pi Quilts pattern with a retail value of $10. Total value of prize is approximately $20. Odds of winning determined by number of eligible entries received. How to enter: leave a comment on this blog post. One comment per person. Duplicate comments will be deleted. Winner will be chosen by random.org on February 3, 2019 from all eligible entries and notified by email. If winner can not be reached via email or prize is unclaimed after three days, a new winner will be chosen by random.org. Winner is responsible for paying any taxes related to the prize. By entering this giveaway, you release Slice of Pi Quilts from any liability whatsoever. Void where prohibited by law.

111 comments:

  1. My favorite sunsets were the ones I watched over the ocean from our home in San Clemente, CA. I miss those!

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  2. Beautiful sunset quilt, Laura! The gradation is perfect. I am happy to follow your creations as an ambassador in the coming year!

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  3. Your quilt does indeed look like a sunset. Very pretty!
    My favorite sunset was behind my house overlooking the lake. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  5. Texas. How does one post email address without it being public?

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  6. Niagra Falls when I was in high school. We took a family trip and drove across Canada from Michigan. The area we traveled was gorgeous!
    Sandy A

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  7. My favorite sunset was in Tucson in the desert.

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  8. It does remind me of sunset, and the back is just as fun.....

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  9. Kathy R.
    I love the look of your quilt. So simply but so nice. My favorite sunset would be from my work window before we moved to another bldg. We had a large window and at certain times the colors were really beautiful. It was neat when someone said "look out the window."
    petuiakr@aol.com

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  10. I love your quilt and had to look twice because I thought there was curved piecing in it. My favorite sunset was on Marco Island along the Gulf Coast of Florida when our children were little--quite a few years ago.

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  11. I love the sunsets over Lake Erie.

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  12. Your quilt is just beautiful! I would have to say I saw my most favorite sunset in Hawaii! Can never see too many of those.

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  13. Even though I miss my home back in California where the sunsets are spectacular, I have to say the most fiery and beautiful sunsets I have seen were right from my yard here on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

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  14. Your quilt had me saying Aaaahhh!

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  15. I would say Hawaii. The warm weather does it.

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  16. wow this is lovely. it really does remind me of a sunset. i just love our husbands wonderful inputs. thanks for sharing and for inspiring. i think the loveliest sunset i have ever seen was in Hawaii on our honeymoon. course i may have someone on my mind at the same time making it all that much more gorgeous. LOL quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  17. Here in Arizona I've seen beautiful coral blue sunsets featuring saguaro cactus silhouettes for a gorgeous scene. rozz01atcoxdotnet

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  18. I love your Sunset quilt! I may make a smaller version with my Boho leftovers. I am not entering the giveaway. My favorite sunset is anywhere near the ocean.

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  19. Wonderful quilt, Laura! I never would have thought to use wedges like that. It creates such a cool effect. It reminds me of the layers of rock that you can see in cliff faces. And of course of how the colors in a sunset move and play together. :)

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  20. I totally love your interpretation of a sunset. I fell in love with watching the sun set on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

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  21. Your quilt is beautiful, Laura! My favorite sunsets are those we see right here at home, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

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  22. I've seen lots of pretty sunsets, most recently a gorgeous one driving through Yellowstone National Park. Love your quilt, totally beautiful!

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  23. Used to live on the top of a hill about 20 years ago - saw some beautiful sunsets - but was also in Puerto Rico, right on the ocean and there were some very beautiful sunsets! cakilliany at hotmail dot com

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  24. Pretty quilt, love that it is revisible. Best sunset in NY many years ago. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  25. Can't say I have a favorite sunset; they are all unique and beautiful. However, a great place to view them is on plains of Colorado. Your quilt is truly awesome!

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  26. Gorgeous Laura! My favorite has to be up at our Lake property in northern MN

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  27. My favorite sunset of all time was at Maho BayB on the island of St John USVI.
    My recurring summer favorite is at Schroon Lake in that Adirondack mountains of New York state.

    Your quilt reminds me of the Carribean.

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  28. My favorite sunset was from my parent's house when they lived in New Mexico, there's just nothing like a New Mexico sky!

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  29. My favorite sunset has me torn between the ones I see in Florida when I visit my daughter and the ones we see when we go "up north" to Duluth and watch the sunset over Lake Superior. Your quilt captures a beautiful sunset perfectly!

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  30. This is the most amazing way to show those fabrics in glorious colours. As I am in NZ, not able to enter the giveaway, but in the South Island, with the last rays of the sun on the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps,my pick.

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  31. Totally gorgeous, Laura. Love where you've photographed it!

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  32. I have seen some pretty sun sets off my porch. ..ty for sharing...happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  33. What a fun design to show off those beautiful fabrics. Love the background with the frozen waterfall too!

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  34. I love your sunset quilt! The colors are amazing.
    I have seen some great sunsets in our Vermont town. Our previous house faced West, and we saw so many great sunsets. Now I can't see them as well from the house, but we still have them!

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  35. Gorgeous quilt! My favorite sunsets were watched over Lake Michigan.

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  36. What a fun quilt design and method. I love that you even give good info about the way you chose to quilt it. That is wonderful, even if people don't do exactly that, it gives them a headstart with ideas, rather than feeling frozen when looking at their quilt.
    One of my favourite sunsets was at Cape Cornwall in England in 2017.

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  37. I love this quilt - thinking island life for sure. I think I would like to win the QUILT!

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  38. I love your sunset! Don't enter me in your giveaway, but my favourite sunsets were when we lived in Igloolik, Nunavut. The sunset colours would wrap all the way around the whole sky and had the most amazing colours.

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  39. Gorgeous quilt!
    Love the columns
    you created. I love
    watching the sun set
    at Deer Creek Reservoir.
    The sun shining in the
    water is beautiful!
    Carla from Utah

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  40. I love sunsets at the beach....I don't get there very often so I appreciate each and every one! Gorgeous pictures of your quilt!

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  41. Great post and fabulous quilt. Interesting, I've not quilted on the frame with a pieced back. Perhaps I don't get around enough but you are the first longarmer I've come across who has. Did you do anything different with the pieced back than you would with a solid backing?

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  42. My favorite sunsets are always at the beach. They just can't be beat. Beautiful quilt.

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  43. I've just received a Dresden ruler so would love to give this a try. Best sunset was on holiday in Majorca. Hope I can enter the giveaway as I do have a US postal address

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  44. My favorite sunset was in Mesa, AZ. Very unusual cloud formations and beautiful colors.

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  45. Love the colors and prints in the Boho collection. Your quilt truly looks like a sunset. Watching the sun set behind the Blue Ridge Mountains is always glorious. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  46. You make the best quilts! My favorite sunset was over a lake not far from our house.

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  47. We rent a cabin on the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan frequently in summer. The sunsets there are spectacular every night that it is not cloudy. Everyone plans their evening meal around the sunset time so they can be out on the beach to enjoy it! Your Sunset quilt is awesome!!!

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  48. My favorite sunsets were the ones I saw from my bedroom window in the house I grew up in. The view was of the houses of the small town and the town clock against the hill where the sun went down.

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  49. Your Quilt is super!!! Reversible makes if soooo Unique!!! Favorite Sunset was in North Carolina...when at the Ocean! Breathtaking sight!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :)

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  50. My favorite sunsets are in Hawaii!! Breathtaking on any island!

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  51. My favorite sunsets are at beaches, usually doesn't matter which ones. In the mountains of New Hampshire in the fall are beautiful ones also. I love the sunset colors in your quilt. DJL3339@yahoo.com

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  52. My favorite sunset was on the Gulf on Sanibel Island. Beautiful! Your quilt is also!!

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  53. Your quilt is a pretty reminder of the beautiful sunsets on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Thank you, Susan

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  54. My front yard which faces a large mountain range!!! We have only lived here 7 years so these are the best sunsets I have seen!!! Your quilt is just like a sunset, gorgeous with all the beautiful God made colors❤️❤️❤️❤️Than you for sharing your beautifub creation.

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  55. Best sunset I saw was in Montana behind the mountains.

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  56. This is absolutely beautiful, Laura! I love the sunset; you've really captured it well.

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  57. Ocean sunsets are always my favorites. I'm about 45 min. from the Oregon coast and go down for a few days every chance I get. I love the colors in your quilt; so beautiful. I'm a fairly new quilter and am looking forward to following you and learning new things.

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  58. Very pretty! My favorite sunset is in Florida on a beach.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  59. On our farm in eastern Washington...fire in the sky that looks remarkably like your sunset! LOVE your quilt...simply stunning!!!

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  60. Amazing. How creative for the block shapes. I think my best sunset was in South Africa.

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  61. On the pier in Key West where we lived for 2 years in the 80's. Lot's of entertainment and beautiful sunsets.

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  62. I love looking at the sunsets over Lake Erie. Your quilt is amazing!

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  63. Those fabrics do remind me of a warm sunset, so your choice of quilt pattern is perfect. Love the end result--it's so beautiful!

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  64. My favourite sunset was in Stuart FL. Your quilt is simply beautiful. Love the bright colours, they are so perfect for a sunset. I'm in Canada, so count me out for the giveaway. :(

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  65. I have seen many beautiful sunsets at the beach, and in Hawaii; but I see a lot of spectacular ones from my front door in California.

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  66. Lovely sunset quilts. The colors are so vibrant. My favorite sunset was with my father in the Bahamas. It was our last trip together sailing on a boat enjoying the sunset.

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  67. Great quilt! I’ve seen wonderful sunsets from fire lookout towers in Montana.

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  68. My favorite sunset was from our hotel balcony overlooking the Pacific ocean in Newport, Oregon.

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  69. The sunset is beautiful and I love the 4 columns as an approach to putting it together - just terrific! Nice pics too!

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  70. I enjoy your quilts, simple yet dramatic (not simple as in easy to make, though). My favorite sunset was off the stern of a cruis ship.

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  71. My favorite place to see sunsets is at my home. Nothing like watching the sunset in the country. Beautiful quilt and interpretation of a sunset with fabric. You are very talented and creative.
    kthurn@bektel.com

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  72. Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt! Thanks for the chance to win your scraps! My favorite sunrises and sunsets are the ones I see from our home (we live out in the country with great east/west views!

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  73. Love your quilt. When I saw the first picture I saw curves. Then read how you made it and I had to go back to look at the first picture again. My favorite sunset was in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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  74. I live in Waldport, Oregon and have seen some incredible sunsets since I moved here. The most beautiful sunset I've seen though, was on the beach in Del Mar, California .. It was a magical green flash! Very hard to catch. Thank you for giveaway ...

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  75. favorite sunset is out my dinning room window..... ever changing lonestarpbx at aol

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  76. Boulder Colorado, I was living there for 8 months and it was breathtaking!

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  77. Gorgeous, and great photo area. Wonderful job.

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  78. My favorite sunset is one I saw while looking out at the ocean from my cousin's balcony in Oceanside, California. We watched until the last bit of the sun disappeared from the horizon. Ahhh, if only I had brought a camera. At least it's etched in my memory. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  79. Sundays at the beach are the best.

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  80. Lovely!! Thanks for sharing how you created this beautiful quilt. I feel like I am in a tropical paradise.

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  81. I love sunsets and my favorite were during the time I lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Every night was spectacular!
    yoyopattycakes@hotmail dot com

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  82. Very beautiful quilt! Awesome colors! I like the sunsets at my home in NC! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  83. My favorite sunset was if Boston last summer the view from Hull was beautiful

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  84. As a teenager I remember staying at my grandmothers watching the sunset from her porch with her will always be my fondest memories of her

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  85. I live in Florida, so we always have beautiful sunsets.

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  86. Such a beautiful quilt. I've seen lovely sunsets here in the Sierra Nevadas and as the sun is setting over the Pacific Ocean. Didn't realize Missouri had such winterlike weather. More than we have had here this year!!

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  87. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it! The most beautiful sunset I've seen is in Grover Beach, California. pk_sews at yahoo dot com

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  88. Oh wow - that is so beautiful - and it does remind me of sunsets!! Like the ones off of my deck looking over the rockies! Beautiful!

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  89. You captured the feeling perfectly in this quilt! Great use of the fabrics. I like catching sunsets in our community garden in the summer.

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  90. This is gorgeous!! Love the backdrop too. Fantastic!!

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  91. Your quilt is beautiful Laura and great photography!

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  92. Love your quilt and love batiks. What a beautiful combination!

    I've seen beautiful sunsets over the water, in the mountains and in the desert! I love them all and am very happy to enjoy many gorgeous sunsets in Sun Lakes, AZ (low desert area near Phoenix). I tried to insert a recent sunset photo in this post, but it's not being accepted...

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  93. Over the Pacific Ocean in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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  94. What a beautiful sunset quilt. The Boho fabrics are perfect. My favourite sunset was in Wells in northern British Columbia. As soon as the last bit of light and color faded from the sunset, the northern lights started to dance!
    Carol Andrews
    QuiltSchmilt@gmail.com
    https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

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  95. We have beautiful sunsets in our backyard.
    Patty
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  96. My favorite sunset is on Puget Sound, wa , my back yard

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  97. Wow your quilt is awesome! I LOVE the photo setting with the waterfall. It really makes your quilt POP!! Great pattern. Some of the best sunsets I've seen have been when we were visiting the Smokies with the mountains in the foreground. Beautiful!

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  98. Terrific sunset quilt Laura. We are getting spectacular sunsets at the moment with all the summer dust in the atmosphere.

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  99. My favorite sunsets are at Carrabelle Florida where we had our boat for 5 years until Hurricane Michael sank it. They were so beautiful from the back of the boat. Really miss those times. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! And that fabric too. Hrglover at hotmail dot com

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  101. Fav sunset was on the island of Hawaii. It was so beautiful over the water, just breathtaking, like your quilt. You did a fantastic job on it. The colors are so relaxing. Makes me think of the islands. Good use of pattern in this one. Simple to explain but looks so much more complicated.

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  102. My favorite sunsets are in Nebraska. I love the Boho colors--absolutely beautiful!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  103. puerto morales mexico -- it was a little more subtle but really crossed the entire sky

    sharongalli@gmail.com

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  104. My best sunset view was along the Colorado River when we were camping one beautiful fall evening

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  105. Beautiful sunset and use of all those pretty colors!

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  106. My favorite sunsets were the ones I watched over the ocean from our home in Greece

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  107. gorgeous quilt!reminds me of the sunsets in central and west texas.

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  108. The colors in this are so perfect for a sunset! Lovely job as usual. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  109. Thank you so much for the fabric! I was expecting scraps but I think there is enough to make a quilt. I love all the colors.
    Patty
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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