‘Rise and Shine’ captures the beauty of the sunrise and colours of the dawn. A striking design which cleverly uses traditional patchwork and fusible raw edge appliqué techniques to make the construction of this complex design simple. The pattern can easily be extended to make a much large quilt.
With detailed instructions to guide you through the block construction and piecing, the pattern also includes lovely colour photographs, make it suitable for novice and experienced stitchers alike.
With a detailed layout diagram showing the exact arrangement of fabrics and lots of supporting photographs, you can confidently re-create my design
My quilt is made using a yardage from my 'Aubade - a song to the dawn' fabric collection for Moda.
The fabric requirements to piece the front, back and bind this quilt are as follows, with the fabrics I used from my 'Aubade' collection shown in brackets.
For piecing half square triangles and sashing: o 2 ¼ yds mid-tone blue for sunshine block background, Heavenly Rays > Day (1420-17) o ½ yd cream for piecing sashing, Heavenly Rays > Dawn (1420-11) o 1 ½ yds indigo for piecing sashing and binding, Daybreak > Night - Day (1424-22)
Three types of cream patterned fabric to appliqué the sunshine: o ¾ yd for central blocks - Sunbeam > Dawn (1422-11) o ¾ yd for corner blocks - Sunrise > Dawn (1421-14) o 1 ¼ yds for outer blocks - Blaze > Dawn (1426-18)
To layer up and back: o Fusible web for appliqué o 68 x 68 inches wadding o 4 yds fabric for backing o Neutral thread for piecing o Quilting thread
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