Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Field Day Patchwork : :

Field Day Patchwork

One of my most favorite stops during my quick visit to Spring Quilt Market was the booth of designer Alison Glass. Her use of color and designs are so vibrant and full of energy, I couldn't look without smiling. Bursting with so much creativity and inspiration, it was such a pleasure to have had just that small amount of time to soak it all in!

Alison Glass Inspiration

Alison Glass Inspiration

Alison Glass Inspiration

Field Day is Alison's newest collection, made up of nature inspired prints combined with her signature, lively use of color! Late last night I finally took the time to cut into my fat quarter bundle and immediately became immersed in the colorful world of Field Day. I couldn't pull myself away!

Alison Glass's Field Day collection for Andover

Field Day Quilt Blocks

Filed Day Patchwork

I ended up making fifty-eight hourglass blocks, all squared up and ready to be pieced into a quilt top, using the quick method I often use when making pillows. It was really fun!

Field Day Patchwork

The intense rainbow of scrappy patchwork is just what I wanted for these fabrics. I can't wait to see this quilt top finished!

Maureen

32 comments:

  1. WOW~ very colorful!

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  2. I love it!!! I also like the way you said "Her use of color and designs are so vibrant and full of energy, I couldn't look without smiling. Bursting with so much creativity and inspiration". Sometimes the ONLY reason I buy a piece of fabric is because I smile when I see it!!! Glad to know I am not the only one. Can't wait to see the finished project!!!

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  3. So intense, I just love it!

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  4. These scrappy patchwork blocks look fabulous. It's hard to take my eyes off them. I want to make a quilt like this.

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  5. Such intense color ... absolutely beautiful!

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  6. What gorgeous fabrics! Looking forward to seeing the finish.

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  7. It looks so beautiful. I have to admit I was not interested in this line of fabric, but seeing how you have put it together, I can see the beauty in it now. My taste in fabric has changed a lot over the last few months, mostly due to seeing what you have done with fabric. Your creativity is contagious, so thank you for opening up a new creative outlook in me.

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  8. Beautiful Maureen! Adorable Fabrics and that pattern shows them well! x Teje

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  9. How do you sew so fast??!! This is great!

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  10. Oh so pretty ~ love Alison Glass fabric and it looks so lovely in all these HSTs! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful projects you do. Hope you and your family are doing well ~ I've been thinking of you since the loss of your Dad.

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  11. oh the colrs are so rich! love that!

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  12. Rich deep colors! Your simple design lets the colors sing. By not adding a lot of solids, the richness of the fabric isn't watered down. Love this!

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    1. Last night when I began to lay out my hourglass blocks, for a minute I did envision adding in solids, but as it grew I really fell in love the rich saturation of color. I love just the little touches of white in this collection and have placed the blocks that include white in a pattern that really draws me into my pattern. I can't wait to share the finished quilt top, but might have to take it on our trip to the beach this coming week for picture taking!

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  13. Could you point me in the direction of your quick method of making pillows or the method you used to complete these blocks? I love the way they look but would also love to see how you do this so fast.
    Thanks

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    1. My tutorial was created for theThermoWeb blog here -- http://thermoweb.com/blog/maureen-holiday-quilted-pillow-tutorial/

      You can also find a similar project of mine in issue 8 of Love Patchwork & Quilting, and can find more examples of these blocks turned into pillows as you scroll through my blog here -- http://www.maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/search/label/chicopee

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  14. Wow--this is beautiful! I think I may need to order some for some dresses for our new baby.

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  15. Love, love, love this! This just screams Fall to me! I love fall and all the rich deep colors (and the cool temps). I'm not a summer person so dreaming of those crisp fall days and nights! Thanks for sharing. You have been the most inspirational person I follow. From QAYG, to your herringbone quilts, etc. Thanks for sharing and I'm glad to see you are back to creating. Out of grief sometimes we pull from deep within (because we are so in touch with our feelings) and we do our best work. It's almost like you see things differently and out of that comes a new or renewed creativity. Best wishes to you and your family ;c)

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  16. wow!!! Now this is going to be one serious stunner! Love how you combined all those gorgeously saturated colors together.

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  17. I agree with you! I love the saturation of color! What beautiful rich colors! Thanks for sharing your new project with us! Love it!

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  18. Saw this on IG today and fell in love. I got to meet Alison at Sew South this spring. It was so much fun.

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  19. I love this! You have such a way with color. You have inspired me to try things outside my usual. Can't wait to see this finished.

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  20. Truly lovely all those colours. Beautiful

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  21. Love these colors. Such a rich palette.

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  22. That booth was such an explosion of colour, and your quilt is too :o)

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