Project Quilting – Sunrise/Sunset

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This week’s Project Quilting challenge was Sunrise/Sunset. As soon as I saw the theme I knew what I wanted to do. It had to be something related to Fiddler of the Roof.

I love musicals and the song “Sunrise Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof is one of my favorites. So without further ado, I present to you my mini quilt “Swiftly Flow the Days”.

project quilting week 2

This quilt finishes at approximately 16×24″ and uses my crazy quilting technique for the background with raw edge applique for the silhouette.

fiddler on the roof quilt

This quilt is my 3rd FMQ project. I’m pleased with how the top looks, but am having some tension issues with the thread, so the back leaves a bit to be desired. It’s all a good learning experience though.

Be sure to stop by and see the rest of this week’s Project Quilting projects.

Sharing over at:
Project Quilting at Persimon Dreams, Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday at From Bolt
to Beauty, Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. Sarah Goer on January 23, 2015 at 10:05 am

    This is so great! Great colors. Awesome detail. For FMQ, keep playing with your settings until you get them just right… then take pictures of the correct setting so you can easily set the machine up for FMQ when you need to.

    • Andrea on January 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Thanks for the tip Sarah! I’m having issues with the tension, so I hope I can get it figured out soon.

  2. Claire on January 23, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I love your interpretation of the theme! Now guess what song in stuck in my head. No problem; I like it.

    • Andrea on January 23, 2015 at 10:23 am

      So glad you stopped by. And I’m glad I could get a song you like stuck in your head- much better than one you don’t like.

  3. Trish Frankland on January 23, 2015 at 10:23 am

    That is gorgeous! Nice work, and a lovely interpretation of the challenge.

    • Andrea on January 23, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Thank you! I’m so glad you stopped by. I’m looking forward to seeing all the finished quilts this week.

  4. O! Jolly! on January 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Awesome, Andrea!

    • Andrea on January 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks O! I hope you’re enjoying this warmer winter weather we’ve been having.

  5. WaggonsWest on January 23, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Great quilt. So glad you are participating. I really enjoy seeing what you come up with!

    • Andrea on January 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m having a lot of fun quilting along and seeing what everyone else has come up with.

  6. Cassandra on January 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I love the way you used the inspiration for this quilt- musicals are awesome! The colors for your sky are fantastic!

    • Andrea on January 24, 2015 at 3:06 am

      Thank you so much Cassandra! I hope the next challenge is as inspiring as this one was.

  7. Kim of Persimon Dreams on January 23, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I LOVE what you’ve done here! It looks fantastic and your crazy quilting makes for a wonderful textured background.

    Thanks for joining in the fun again!

    • Andrea on January 24, 2015 at 3:05 am

      Thanks so much Kim! I’m so glad to be participating in this season of PQ. It’s been a great way to get some sewing in between working on my larger projects.

  8. Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge on January 23, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Great work… I’m always amazed by quilters who make art quilts! I need patterns and straight lines to make things look good!

    • Andrea on January 24, 2015 at 3:04 am

      Thanks so much Jenn! I love quilts with straight lines, but find them a bit fussy at times, which is why I’ve gravitated to more abstract and art quilts.

  9. Natasha on January 24, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Beautiful. Did you freehand the silhouette?

    • Andrea on January 24, 2015 at 3:02 am

      Thanks Natasha! I did freehand this silhouette.

  10. Essence B. Underwood on January 24, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Beautiful work. You astound me with your amazing technique!

    • Andrea on January 24, 2015 at 3:03 am

      Thank you Essence! I’m not sure that my technique is that amazing, but I am always trying to improve.

  11. Maryse on January 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

    It looks really nice, I like the silhouette on the scrappy warm background. Well done!

    • Andrea on January 24, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks Maryse! I enjoyed making this one and am looking forward to the next PQ challenge.

  12. Megan Null on January 27, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Cute! You’ll get the tension right with practice. It looks awesome from the front.

    • Andrea on January 27, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Thanks Megan! Hopefully I’ll get it figured out.

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