Isla’s Sunset Quilt

L’s new quilt has been bound, washed and photographed, so she’ll get to sleep under it tonight.  I thought sewing together a Kona Sunset jelly roll would be dirt simple, but I went back and forth a lot about which way to go with this quilt.  In the end, I’m fairly happy with the way it turned out.

Initially, I was planning to use Kona sunrise and sunset jelly rolls together in a single giant quilt, but after laying out the fabric, it just didn’t seem to work.  I decided to do two twin size quilts instead.  This is the first.  My next project will be the sunrise version.


Kona sunset jelly roll

Essex Yarn Dyed in Chambray by Robert Kaufman (for the sides of the top)

Besties Forever Stripe Blue by Quilting Treasures (for the binding)

Crisscross Wideback in Graphite by Carolyn Friedlander (for the back)


Quilter’s Dream Cotton Select in White

Select is Quilter’s Dream’s mid-weight cotton batting.  I prefer a bit more loft and definition in the quilting than the lightest weight batting (select) provides.


Piecing and binding: Aurifil Mako 50 in White 2024


Aurifil Mint Julep Variegated 4661 12 wt with 50wt in the bobbin

Aurifil Baby Blue Eyes Variegated 4663 12 wt with 50wt in the bobbin

Aurifil French Lilac Variegated 3840 12 wt with 50wt in the bobbin

I had never used 12 weight thread before, and I was very pleased not to have any tension issues while quilting with it.  As noted, I used 50 weight for the bobbin thread.  The top of the quilt has nice texture from the heavy weight thread, but the underside of the quilt is nice and soft and good for sleeping under.

I contemplated using the machine for the binding, but I ended up hand-sewing in the end.  I need to practice on some scrap fabric before I try machine binding, I think.

Yes, our lawn is dying.

6 thoughts on “Isla’s Sunset Quilt

  1. Rosa

    What a beautiful quilt – the colors together are so soothing and calm. Perfect for bedtime!

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