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Vote Now: Sunrise/Sunset


The theme for this week’s virtual quilt contest is Sunrise/Sunset. I’m loving the colours in these fabulous quilts.

The winner of this week’s contest will win a 3-Pattern Pack from Fig Tree Quilts from Jojo’s Quilt Shoppe.

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourite!!

  • Voting is open Friday – Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
  • One vote per IP address (NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
  • Winner announced Monday!

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 11
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 7

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

Balloon ride at sunrise Balloon ride at sunrise
By: Austin M,
Blog: MacDonald’s Patch

This is a wall hanging made by Austin when he was 9 years old. He did a class at a local sewing shop and this is what he made that day. He is very proud of his balloon.

Quilt size: width: 12.5" height: 18.5"

Canadian Sunrise: The View From Frieda's Beach Canadian Sunrise: The View From Frieda’s Beach
By: Teri D. Springer,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Snow Moon Studios

Impressions of colour of the sunrise as viewed from Frieda’s Beach, Chester, Nova Scotia.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 45"

Cat at Sunset Cat at Sunset
By: Anne Maundrell,
Brunei Darussalam
Blog: Anne’s Creative Threads

This quilt is an original design featuring my hand painted sunset sky and was inspired by a photo I took of our cat Aicha sitting on the patio wall one evening admiring the tropical sunset. Sadly she is no longer with us so this quilt is very special now to us.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 23"

Dawn on Carolina Dawn on Carolina
By: Cynthia Lynn,
North Carolina, USA

I fell in love with a photo taken at dawn on a Carolina beach by my friend, Norma Draughn. I’ve interpreted it in several quilts, this one I created as a donation for the Give Back a Smile Auction for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Quilt size: width: 24″" height: 22″"

First Light First Light
By: gericon designs,
Oregon, USA
Blog: Crazy for Fiber

Inspired by a journey to Israel. Sunrise on the Sea of Galilee.

Dye painted silk organza, metallic silk organza, silk dupioni, shibori dyed silk, other silk fabrics.

Thread painted and machine quilted.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 37"

Mountain sunset Mountain sunset
By: Gunn Torild Dons,

I used a lot of 1″ scraps and glue it to a background fabric. Then I quiltet it. I love to use all parts of the fabric, and hate to throw away even small pieces!

Quilt size: width: 8″" height: 24″"

Summer Sunset in Vancouver Summer Sunset in Vancouver
By: Janet Archibald,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: What Comes Next?

Made as a guild monthly challenge. As the quilt developed, I started seeing the mountains, sky and water that surround us here in Vancouver in the various blocks and the name stuck. Designed, machine pieced and quilted by me.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 42"

Sunrise on the Mountain Sunrise on the Mountain
By: upstatelisa,
New York, USA
Blog: upstatelisa

This bits and pieces quilt was inspired by the photos my husband takes often while climbing a nearby mountain..the view is spectacular. This was an new venture for me…fused pieces of fabric topped with tulle and then quilted.

Quilt size: width: ~15" height: ~18"

Sunrise/Sunset Sunrise/Sunset
By: Kathy Howard,
Vermont, USA

This is a variation of Storm at Sea with some of the blocks done in different colors. I gave it to my Brother-in-law.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"

sunset and shadows sunset and shadows
By: jean condon,
Virginia, USA

I watched the quilt show with Ricky Tims. who demonstrated convergence quilts. I was intrigued. I grabbed 2 fabrics from my stash & started cutting. After some inprovising, as I had missed an important step in measuring, this is my improvised result. the sea bird applique seemed to fit the colors

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 21"

Tropical Sunset Tropical Sunset
By: Holly Elam,
Alabama, USA
Blog: Fabric Mom

This wall hanging was made to seem like you were looking out a window at a beautiful beach sunset. It now resides in Canada with a friend.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 12"


  • Cat at Sunset (17%, 35 Votes)
  • Canadian Sunrise: The View From Frieda's Beach (16%, 33 Votes)
  • Sunrise on the Mountain (14%, 28 Votes)
  • sunset and shadows (12%, 24 Votes)
  • First Light (11%, 22 Votes)
  • Dawn on Carolina (9%, 19 Votes)
  • Balloon ride at sunrise (6%, 13 Votes)
  • Summer Sunset in Vancouver (6%, 13 Votes)
  • Mountain sunset (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Tropical Sunset (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Sunrise/Sunset (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 201

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Next week’s theme is Story Quilts. I’m looking forward to reading about and seeing all your beautiful quilts that tell a story. Get your cameras out!

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This post was published on June 11th, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: .

7 Responses to “Vote Now: Sunrise/Sunset”

  1. janet says:

    It gets harder every week to choose! I like them all.
    Can hardly wait to find out your next week’s category.

  2. Mishka says:

    Hi Janet,

    Hope you are doing well. Next week is story quilts. You can see all the themes on this page:


    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. teri says:

    Shoot, even I had trouble deciding who to vote for and one of the quilts is MINE!

    Michele, just sent you one for next week. I don’t enter quilt shows much but it is fun just to put the work out there for others to enjoy.

    Thanks for doing this!


  4. Linda says:

    What a beautiful assortment this week!
    .-= Linda’s latest post: 9 Patch A Day Challenge Progress =-.

  5. Chris says:

    I really like Mountain Sunset. The colors are wonderful.

  6. Darlee Byron says:

    I agree… this week was harder to make the final decision. I usually look at all the photos first to see which one speaks to me. And if more then one gets my attention, then I read the description to help me make my choice. A longer description is not necessary.
    .-= Darlee Byron’s latest post: Quilt Book Picks =-.

  7. Mishka says:

    LOL Teri .. I hear ya, it was hard to decide. All the quilts are fabulous.

    Darlee, thanks for your comments. I agree, so for now I’ll keep the status quo and leave things as they are. I’ll revisit at the end of the year if I decide to run the weekly contests again next year.

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