Sun rays in the early morning are gentle as dew, soft as a whisper, cleansing to the soul.. these still moments of the waking hour bring a sense of calm to a hurly burly day ahead of us.
..looking at the shining yellow sky is as soothing as it is hopeful for a fresh day.

Sunrise is the inspiration for my new quilt. I am thinking of using an array of colors from softest pinks to shocking fuchsia, imitating paleness of the hazy sky turning bright bathed in beautiful sunshine.

I first saw this quilt on Material Obsession blog as 'Gypsy kisses' and was completely smitten by it. This classic pickle dish pattern is in their second book and also in Kaffe Fasset's 'Quilt romance' book.

Nanette has been making prettiest version of this quilt and she wrote a very helpful review here comparing them both and ups & downs of each pattern. I am so grateful to her for these details.  I felt a little faint as I learnt how much hand appliqué  is involved in Material Obsession pattern. So I decided to go with the curved piecing instructions given in Quilt romance.

It will be nice to enjoy slow time with this quilt.  I am starting with the paper-piecing part, doing one or two blocks everyday. These are the sample blocks I made so far.  

I have to see what lovely little pieces are hiding in my scrap box as I plan to use my well loved and treasured fabrics in this quilt. I will keep you posted with my progress.
Hope your day is bright and sunny! ( ' v ' )


Stephanie said...

If those are only your sample blocks the actual blocks will be amazing. Sometimes projects that take a while are much more rewarding in the end. Wishing you lots of sunshine and happiness as you work on this quilt.

Nanette Merrill said...

Oh I'm going to LOVE seeing your blocks. They are so pretty already. You are so brave my girl. BRAVE to do the curved piecing. The applique is hard though because you are appliqueing into a hole. ANyway yours will be wonderful.

Maureen T. said...

They are great!! I love the fabrics you are using and your idea about using the sunrise as inspiration is really wonderful!!

Candace said...

I totally agree with Stephanie! I love your fussy cutting and each block makes me think of a different sunrise. I can't wait to see more of your progress, Pratima!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, I love what you are making. Each piece of fabric was picked to go together perfect! I cannot wait to see the progress you make with this beautiful quilt.