“Under the Midnight Sun” – Original Quilt Design

Under the Midnight Sun original quilt design

Last Updated on 12/08/21 by Rose Palmer

Many of the quilt designs that I make are  inspired by my  travel destinations. In this case, the quilt came first, but I really was not sure what to do with it. Then, when I had plans to go to Fairbanks, Alaska for the midnight sun season, I knew this was the perfect quilt to take along.

This quit was made completely from leftover rectangular batik scraps. I sewed three like colors together to form a block, and then set the blocks in a simple rail fence pattern. The challenge came in laying out the various colors into a pleasing flow, and I spent hours at my design wall fiddling with the layout.

I also like to make my quilt backs interesting. For this one, I used screen printed panels that I had purchased a few years ago at a quilt shop in Sitka, Alaska.

The front of the quilt was photographed at the Chena Lakes Recreation area and at the Chena Hot Springs Resort, both located near Fairbanks, Alaska. The back of the quilt was photographed in Ketchikan, Alaska which I visited as one of the ports of call on my Island Princess Alaska cruise tour.

Once again, I have to thank my longarm quilter, Cindy Carey of North Star Longarm Quilting for dong such a wonderful quilting job.

Please note that my visit was hosted by Explore Fairbanks. all content is my own.

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