September 23, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Small Quilt Entry

Welcome to my Blogger's Quilt Festival post. If you're brand new to my blog, I do hope you'll look around a little. I'm a graphic designer turned quilter with a love of strong graphics, bold colors and an affinity for large scale prints. Thank you ever so much for stopping by. I want to give a big round of applause to Amy for putting on this virtual quilt show twice a year. It's always so good.

Now I'd like to introduce Tequila Sunrise, my entry in the Small Quilt category. This quilt is 42" x 58",
a nice small lap size made specially for my daughter.

Cascade quilt pattern, Springleaf Studios, Amy Butler

Tequila Sunrise is my latest make using the Cascade quilt pattern. I had this great collection of Amy Butler fabrics in the orange/teal colorway and pulled several other fabrics by Kaffe Fassett and Tula Pink that had similar coloring.

I would really love to get a photo with a great sunrise but getting up that early isn't my strong point. Maybe someday. I took this fun shot last week though and would like to go back when the lighting is better and get a few more shots. The color washed out a bit.

Cascade quilt pattern, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink

This shot was taken shortly after I finished the quilt in the spring. Another location I'd like to revisit.

Cascade quilt pattern, Springleaf Studios, Amy Butler fabrics

If you'd like to read my original post about this quilt it can be found here.
I find it amazing how different fabrics and different fabric placement can change a design. That's the part of pattern designing that I really love to play around with. Just look at the difference between Tequila Sunrise and my original Cascade on the right. Fabric and position make all the difference!

Cascade quilt pattern, Springleaf Studios,

I love designing my own quilts. Most are for my home and family plus some charity work through my local modern guilds. I turn a few of my designs into PDF quilt patterns that are sold through Craftsy and in my Etsy shop in case you're interested.

Thanks again for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying all the beautiful quilts in the festival. You can see my other entry here.



  1. I love the colors in your quilt. It is amazing how it is the same pattern as Cascade and it is so different. Love the photo of the two statues holding the quilt.........yes you need to go back there when the light is better and get some more fun shots.

  2. What a perfect quilt for the large scale prints. It is so bright and happy!

  3. I really love this. Such great use of your fabrics!

  4. Of course the Cascade pattern from your Etsy shop was used for the quilt for my grand-daughter, I just turned the pattern on its side. Your orange and green quilt is just beautiful, so very different from the softer cod lours in the original Cascade.
    Good luck with all your entries.

  5. Another beauty, Anne! What fun destination photos!

  6. Both quilts are gorgeous. I love to see the same pattern made with different fabrics and different shadings.

  7. I enjoyed seeing both colorways. Although it's the same pattern, it looks like two different ones.

  8. I LOVE your quilts. I love the way you use color and contrast and shape. Yours is one of the blogs I watch most often. I bought your Cascade pattern a long time ago and searched for fabrics to match your purple/green design as closely as possible because I loved it so much. Now seeing it in oranges and aquas I've fallen in love all over again!


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