Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Grand Canyon Sunrise 26"w x 39" h

The June 2013 issue of Sunset Magazine featured a photo by Thomas J. Story of sunrise over the Grand Canyon.  Using the stitch and flip method, I sewed one inch strips of fabric onto backing and batting, so it was really a quilt-as-you-go project.  I am quite pleased with the impressionistic results.
Now I'm keeping my eyes open for more scenes with colors that sing.


  1. You have achieved an amazing result. Love the colours and technique.

  2. This is yummy! I'm imagining that you did a layout of the strips and then just zipped through this. Nice job.

  3. Incredible - really beautiful use of colours. A really vibrant yet subtle quilt.
    Joe from TextileArtist.org

  4. Hello Sara - I love your sunset themed quilt. Could I please use the image to show the City and Guilds students that I teach as it is a wonderful example of piecing from a theme. I will make sure that you are full attributed as the maker and the students will not be copying it.