Wednesday, 17 February 2016

40 Prairie Sunsets - A new PDF Pattern

Daydreams of Quilts is thrilled to announce the release of our latest pattern "40 Prairie Sunsets."


40 Prairie Sunsets - Designed, pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.
My husband and I were racing up a steep hill near our home yesterday to get some photos of this quilt fresh off the sewing machine before the sun went down.

The moon rising over my sunset quilt. A closer look at the fussy cut border.
The sample quilt was free motion quilted with radiating half circles on the suns, rays coming of the suns into the skies and jagged prairie grasses.

If prairie sunsets are not your favorite perhaps you prefer ocean sunsets. Add in some cool colors to transform this quilt into an Ocean Sunsets quilt.

Yes, there is some curved piecing but fear not! I have make a little video (below) to show you how easy these curved seams actually are. Once you have your curved pieces all sewn this quilt top goes together very quickly. There is a link to this video in the pattern itself as well.



This pattern is available in all my online shops including Daydreams of Quilts.comEtsy and Craftsy. EU customers please use Etsy as they handle the VAT tax. Thank you. :)


24 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sunset! Great transition from light to dark, congrats on a beautiful quilt and pattern!

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    1. Thank you so much Jayne! It's so cool to see something in your mind, then on your computer screen and then hold it in reality. :)

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  2. Beautiful quilt! Loved the video -- SO helpful!

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    1. Thank you so much Frankie! I am happy the video was helpful. :)

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  3. Anita, I'm so in love w/sunsets so this pattern is perfect for me! THank you for easing my fear about the curved seams. I assume I need a template to cut those two curves?

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    1. Hi Diane. I cannot find an email address for you so I hope you check back here to see this message. You do need templates which are in the pattern or if you have a Sizzix Big Shot die cutter the pattern also gives you the die numbers for the dies you can use to cut the pieces.

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    2. Thank you Anita. I'm glad the template is included in the pattern.
      Looking thru my tools that I've bought on impulse and haven't used yet(gasp) , I found a Drunkards Path set in 3.5".

      schimmel(dot)db@gmail(dot)com

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    3. Oh, well you could use that Diane. Your sunsets would be smaller so you could make a smaller quilt or make extra sunsets and adjust the size of the strips to be larger to make up for the loss lengthwise.

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  4. This is gorgeous, I love the colours. x

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  5. So pretty, love the quilting and the colors! And I like the idea of swapping a few colors to make it ocean-themed, great suggestion. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! :) Thanks for coming by to see my quilt today.

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  6. Ooh such a pretty quilt, and I love how you captured the moon too! Figured you must be an Alberta quilter, my home province. ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra! :) Yes, I am an Alberta quilter. I've lived in BC and New Brunswick but always come back to Alberta.

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  7. Lovely quilt! Congratulations on the new pattern.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I came up with the idea in the first week of January and I am so happy to have it finished before the end of February.

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  8. Beautiful quilt! And those pictures are gorgeous! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Izzy. I was happy the weather was good on the day I finished the quilt. :)

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  9. I love the colours you used in this quilt but I'm sure I would love it in blues as well. It's a wonderful finish...thanks for linking it up to TGIFF.

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  10. These are beautiful colors on your sunset quilt!

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  11. I really like this pattern, Anita :) I definitely get the sunset vibe. Al of those warm colours, getting deeper as you go down the quilt - nice design. I spent many summer evenings over the past year sitting on the dock, watching the sun set over the lake. So I like Lisa's idea of adding in blues too. Curves are something that I haven't tried yet, so thanks for sharing the video too!

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    1. Thank you so much Brianna! I started out trying to decide what to do with my two charm packs of Simply Colourful by V & Co. and this was the result. :) You're welcome for the video! Sewing curves is not as hard as it seems.
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