Quilt o’the Day: Night and Day

This quilt started its life as an illustration by my talented, illustrator husband, Neil. He saw something along these lines and wanted to design his own quilt.

Night and Day quilt illustration by Neil Brown

Neil Brown illustration

I started by collecting batiks. Every time I saw blues, oranges, reds and yellows, I would pick up a fat quarter or two. After a bit I had enough (and then some).

I then took his original illustration and had to figure out how to make it work as a quilt! First of all, I wanted a pieced background, to add interest. Then I had to figure out how to make the “curvy” lines of his illustration become straight! (You can do curves on quilts, but I didn’t know how to do that kind of a curve without immense difficulty!)

Next I had to figure out how to layer the appliqué pieces so that it would all line up and work! After all the center was completed, I wanted to set the blues off with a crazy pieced inner border, using the yellows and oranges. And finally, an outer border, with a few appliqués just for fun.

Night and Day quilt from Quilt Batik!

“Night and Day” quilt from “Quilt Batik!” ©2012 That Patchwork Place/Cheryl Brown

It was one of my more challenging designs, but I think the result was worth it. This is a favorite in the book, and I’ve had a couple of friends that have made it. I hope others have, too! I’ll be teaching this class sometime in the late autumn at K & H quilt shoppe in Kaysville, UT. Come and sign up if you’d like to enjoy a great “Night and Day!”

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