“Refracted Sunset”

by Heather on February 27, 2012

The inspiration for this quilt came from a photo that I saw on Pinterest. The photographer is David DuBois and in entitled, “Vertical Orange”. Its basically a sunset reflected on city buildings.

You may see the inspiration photo here

I loved it! And thought it would be perfect for the Tangerine Tango Challenge on Flickr. I pulled out all the fabrics that I considered to be in the orange family, especially the Tangerine Tango shade. And of course it was the perfect excuse to order a whole bolt of Moda Bella in Navy since it would contrast with the orange nicely.

To create the quilt, I used my new toy.

Yes, it’s an AccuQuilt Studio. Yes, its on the floor because I’m an immediate gratification kind of girl and drug the box into the house and began assembling my new toy. And yes, I LOVE it!

To create the wild angles, I chose the “chisel” die for my AccuQuilt. After I strip pieced sections of the orange with navy, then I laid them on the die at a wonky angle and ran them through. I then had wonky chisels that went together in a herringbone pattern. The accuracy of the AccuQuilt is amazing and made it so easy to construct this quilt!

Close up so you can see the wonky chisels.


1 Kim's Crafty Apple February 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

WOW! This is absolutely stunning! I LOVE what you’ve done with this piece and the colors you’ve chosen are perfect!

2 Katy February 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Oh I absolutely love it, it kind of reminds me of a flock of birds at sunset

3 mjb February 28, 2012 at 8:40 am

I never would have guessed that you made this with a die cut machine! It’s so organic – really great.

4 Kirsty@Bonjour February 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

This is absolutely fantastic! And thanks for sharing your process, I love seeing where people get their ideas from. Good luck with the Tango!

5 Terri February 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Wow! This is stunning. Congrats on being featured at Modern Day Quilts!

6 Jill February 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Absolutely Stunning!

7 Karyn February 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Wow. This is great. Great colours and angles.

8 Ebony Love February 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

I do so love it when my favorite quilting tool (the Studio) gets combined to make a fabulous quilt. :)

9 Kristina March 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I love this quilt and your inspiration! And I’m starting to see why everyone swoons a little over the Accuquilt studio… lovely. Good luck in the competition!

10 Leona February 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Gorgeous quilt!!

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