Monday, January 16, 2012

Dancing Twilight: the Ice Quilt

It's Day 7 of our Winter Quilts Series! We first came across this starry quilt two years ago. Based on the Dancing Twilight pattern by Cheryl Malkowski, the lap size version of this quilt was featured by Timeless Treasures in two colorways: "Fire" and "Ice". Cheryl describes the quilt as "one of the easiest quilts you'll ever make".  Here is the icy version.

Dancing Twilight, 64" x 88" or 48" x 72", by Cheryl Malkowski at Cheryl Rose Creations

The quilts are constructed from an easy-to-piece block that repeats across the quilt as the colors progress from light to dark.   The Ice Quilt kit features 18 Tonga Batiks in beautiful gradations of color, as seen at Quilted Threads:

The cool blues and whites of the Tonga batiks are perfect choices for Cheryl's design.  Here are some of the stunning hand-dyed batiks in the ICE collection, which you can see at Red Rooster Quilts:

For more inspiration, you can see a beautiful purple version of the Dancing Twilight quilt by Capitola Quilter at Flickr.

Image credits:  The image of Dancing Twilight is shown with the generous permission of Cheryl Malkowski. She is the author of several books published by C&T Publishing, including Fun With One Block Quilts. Her quilts are rich in texture and movement, but simple to make.

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