Bali Sunrise plus Anniversary Giveaway

The Island Batik challenge for March is Vintage Reimagined. We are to take a vintage quilt or quilt block and “re-imagine” it using Island Batik fabric. I picked a traditional favorite, the log cabin quilt block. Rather than making a quilt with several blocks, the entire quilt is a single giant log cabin on point. The fabric for this quilt was provided to me by Island Batik as part of the Island Batik Ambassador program.

The inspiration for this quilt was this awesome picture of sunset in Bali, Indonesia, taken by my friend, Rupa. Rupa took this picture of flaming skies in Lembongan island. She says this is what the sky looking like. No filters used.

I worked with a strip set called Soul Song from Island Batik, along with some other blues, teals and oranges and yellows. I laid out the reds, oranges and yellows on one side and the blues, teals and turquoises on the other.

This quilt top took a long time to complete – longer than I expected. This log cabin was essentially a single block – so no chain piecing which usually keeps things moving faster. Also, as the quilt got bigger, I had to haul the entire 4800 sq in of it through the sewing machine. I was glad when it was all done. I was planning on quilting it before the end of the month but I don’t have time for that now. The quilt measures about 64″ X 84″.

I call this quilt Bali Sunrise after the inspiration picture. I think sunrise sounds better than sunset – it sounds like you got off the bed and went somewhere really early in the morning to see a spectacular sunrise!

Blogiversary: My first post for this blog was on March 27th 2017 – exactly 2 years ago!. It has no more than 22 views to date and has just one comment – from Sandra of mmm! Quilts. (Love you, Sandra!) I had never heard of linky parties and so the post was published but not advertised. Only a handful of people – family and friends – read it after I sent them a link. Sandra tracked me down after I commented on one of her blog posts 🙂 I’ve come a long way since that first post. The best part of this journey has been meeting so many warm, friendly, funny, talented quilters in blog-land. I have also joined the Houston Modern Quilt Guild, and met some wonderful and passionate quilters in real life. Being an Island Batik ambassador has been too good. I get fabric, thread, batting and an AccuQuilt, and all I need to do it design and make quilts and blog about them. I call this a win-win-win! My goal for next year is to take some time to document my ideas and patterns, and to pitch them to quilt magazines, websites for publication.

To celebrate my blog anniversary, and my first year as an Island Batik ambassador, I’m hosting a small giveaway. One lucky winner will get ten 5″ wide strips of vibrant Island Batik fabric and one half yard cut of an off-white fabric (also Island Batik). You get one entry for each of the following actions:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post.
2. Visit any of my other blog posts and leave a comment.
3. Follow me on WordPress or Bloglovin or Instagram (storiedquilts314)
This is entirely informal. I will count up the entries and ask my son to pick a random number within the range. The giveaway will stay open till midnight of April 2nd. I will email the winner on the 3rd to get their mailing address. I live in the US but will be happy to mail the goodies anywhere in the world.

Linking to all the usual linky parties this week:
Midweek Makers
Let’s Bee Social
Wednesday Weight Loss
Needle & Thread Thursday
Finished or Not Friday
Whoop Whoop Fridays
Friday Foto Fun

52 thoughts on “Bali Sunrise plus Anniversary Giveaway

  1. Love the way this quilt turned out! Hope you will share a picture of it when it is quilted. The inspiration picture is amazing!

    Happy blog-iversary to you!


    • Congratulations Vasu on your 2nd anniversary of blogging.Loved the Bali sunrise, as spectacular as Rupa’s photography!! Lovely


  2. Beautiful way to show off those fabrics, and from dawn to sunset, stunning. (p.s.I visited your #1 post,love the flowers and your story there).And an anniversary, congratulations, here we have friendships that reach out so far and are true and real, even though we might never meet in real life.


  3. Hi Vasudha! What a beautiful quilt you are sharing with us today. I cannot believe that is a big, huge log cabin block! How clever is that?!! Those fabrics, all laid out in the colors of the rainbow look so gorgeous. The quilt top couldn’t help but be fantastic with such a great starting point. Congrats to you on your second year anniversary. We started our blogs within a month of each other, and I have to agree that the bloggers and quilters I have met are just the friendliest, and warmest group of people. They are all ones I would love to meet in person one day. I’m going to go peek back at your first post! I know what a talented quilter you are – IBA is lucky to have you. ~smile~ Roseanne


  4. It’s awesome. The name is perfect. I am not good at naming my quilts, so I don’t. But I’m trying to this year.


  5. I commented on another post and am following you on Bloglovin. I never name my quilts because I can’t think of good names as you and others do. I will need to try harder as I would love for them to have names too.


  6. Love the sunset over water look of this quilt. It definitely is a winner. Thanks for the chance to win some island batiks and congratulations on your blog anniversary.


  7. beautiful sunrise quilt, inspired by a lovely photo. I love log cabin blocks, can just imagine tugging it through the machine !! Well worth the effort.
    Happy blogaversary


  8. That is a beautiful quilt! I just started following you on Instagram….I am @stitchesforgood Congratulations on your anniversary!


  9. Hi! congratulations on your finish and your blogging anniversary. Isn’t it great to combine the love of quilting with your own journal of what you’ve made and lived through? If you’re interested, please join the link up with Free Motion Mavericks. We’d love to have you.


  10. Oh Vasudha, you never cease to amaze and inspire me (and I’m going to send you a pic of a quilt I designed for I think last year’s challenge that reminds me of this! Great minds! Thanks so very much for the shout-out and for thanking me; love you too! I loved your blog, your writing style and oh, the QUILT – wasn’t it the Lone Star spiral one?) right from the get-go. And then…. there’s the quilting! Ah, birds of a feather, right? Congrats on being TWO!! And here’s to the next two years; just look how much you’ve accomplished in such a short time, who knows where you’ll be in another two? Can’t wait to see the magic you’ll make quilting this wonder to life! And oh, that sunset!!


  11. Congratulations! The quilt is lovely, and looks exactly like a sunrise! Love those fabrics. So beautiful. Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss!


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