Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Scrappy Hourglass Quilt Top : :

A Scrappy Hourglass Quilt Top

In the early afternoon yesterday we decided to ignore the cloudy skies and took my finished scrappy hourglass quilt top using Alison's new Field Day collection to our favorite fields nearby for picture taking. Which in the end we all agreed made much more sense for this particular quilt than those beach photos I tried to get. It turned out to be the most perfect lighting for my pictures and was such a fun time for all of us!

Dailylily & Field Day

We took our time walking along the stream that separates the two fields picking bouquets of wildflowers, turning over rocks, catching crayfish, all while snapping the occasional photo!

Field Day!

Field Day & Wildflowers

Field Day + Bouquet

Crayfish

Found!

The light in this photo is my absolute favorite and really captures both the warmth and brightness of this collection!

A Scrappy Hourglass Quilt Top

My quilt top is made up of sixty-four hourglass blocks. I wanted to be sure that the overall look would be super scrappy, while still keeping symmetry & balance with my placement of a few prints, particularly the lightest & brightest white as well as the deepest purple X & + print!

Field Day Scrappy Hourglass

A Scrappy Hourglass Quilt Top

Deciding on this place for these quilt top pictures truly was the most perfect way to showcase just how beautiful these fabrics are and for me to share all the reasons I love living right here in Pennsylvania!

A Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
Top

Maureen 

44 comments:

  1. very pretty! PA is so beautiful in the summer. Your quilt is wonderful as always. I put some beach photos on my blog today- did you go out on the evening of that beautiful sunset? So pretty!

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  2. Very lovely and colorful. It looks like spring there where you are. Definitely summer here now. I always loved catching crayfish as a child.

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  3. These pictures are amazing! You have such an incredible eye!

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  4. You take beautiful pictures of your quilts! I really enjoyed this post.
    KATRIN W.

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  5. These photos are fantastic. They could be out of a magazine. You could create a whole story based off it. I really like the colors of the quilt. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  6. LOVE the images and the quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic, very inspiring.
    XXXXXX Sondra

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  7. That quilt is so charming, the color just brightens up the day. Looks like you had a wonderful time with the children while photographing the quilt.

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  8. Love it all!!!!

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  9. Amazing quilt...amazing fabrics...no fabric like that in my stash!

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  10. What a beautiful quilt! Photos are great as well... it definitely was the perfect place to showcase this quilt off!

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  11. This is a beautiful thing. Thank you.

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  12. A true work of art in the midst of God's lovely handiwork.

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  13. This is a beautiful quilt. I absolutely love that last photo!

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  14. What a blessing to live surrounded by such beauty. I grew up in the Midwest, where everything is pretty flat. Here in the foothills of the Catskill Mtns, I am frequently reminded of how diverse and beautiful our country is. ...I love the simplicity of this quilt and the fabric you chose to do it in!

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  15. What a blessing to live surrounded by such beauty. I grew up in the Midwest, where everything is pretty flat. Here in the foothills of the Catskill Mtns, I am frequently reminded of how diverse and beautiful our country is. ...I love the simplicity of this quilt and the fabric you chose to do it in!

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  16. Love the setting for the quilt photos. Just beautiful! Your gathering wildflowers and playing in the creek reminded me of my childhood. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Just gorgeous and you were so right to photograph it there, it's the perfect setting! And ooh, I'd love to have some of that fabric :)

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  18. Awesome pictures, beautiful quilt. Love your style.

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  19. I've always thought that mid-day on a cloudy day gave the perfect light for pictures.

    How is it that EACH quilt you make is my favorite?

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  20. simply stunning - now I know why Alison called this collection Field Day - perfect name, perfect quilt and perfect location ! thanks for always sharing your amazing photos :)

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  21. This is gorgeous. Both the quilt and the scenery. I'm going to look for that fabric right now. :-)

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  22. Your quilt is beautiful and the scenery just adds to it.

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  23. How blessed to live nearby such lovely scenery. Your quilt is just beautiful

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  24. Really beautiful, thank you for sharing, Maureen.

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  25. great pattern choice for this fabric :-)

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  26. Beautiful quilt, lovely fabrics and the perfect pattern. Very nice pictures to show it off. You've done it again, thank you for the inspiration.

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  27. That really, really looks wonderful. I bought a fat quarter bundle of all three colorways with no idea what to do with them. I thought of something like a Swoon or Starburst. But this is simpler and really showcases the fabric nicely. So, two questions:

    1. Have you done a tutorial on your hourglass block technique? Or can you point me to a good one?

    2. How are you going to quilt this? Straight lines? Curvy? Fancy? Simple? Do tell!

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  28. How big is your hourglass block? I just got Field Day and would love to make this.
    Thanks in advance for the info.

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  29. What a beautiful quilt and the photo location is perfect.

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  30. Such a great location! Beautiful colors and light. The quilt is wonderful.

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  31. what an awesome guilt and an awesome photoshoot. can't wait to find a locale for my next quilt.

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  32. It is absolutely beautiful where you live! Photos are great, as are your projects. Just startedf "following" you. Keep up the good work.

    Jessica

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  33. So bright and beautiful and very, very cool!

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  34. Love the bright colors and pictures. My favorite was the one on the bridge over the water.

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  35. Love the bright colors and pictures. My favorite was the one on the bridge over the water.

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