Friday, April 1, 2016

Nightfall : Strike Offs & Quilt No. 1

This past Wednesday afternoon a box containing my Nightfall strike offs arrived on my front porch! The anticipation & excitement this time around has been intense. There's nothing quite like taking those very first sample fabrics out of the box and seeing & feeling for the first all the work that went into creating the collection. I carefully folded and arranged each piece, snapped a few photos to share, and the response has been so amazing!! Thank you all so much!

Nightfall Strike Offs!!

These are the fabrics I will use to create ALL the samples for my Quilt Market booth at International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah in May. Quilts, bags, pillows, & garments... With the show being just seven weeks away, I wasted no time beginning my very first Nightfall quilt!

I recently shared this "Night Air" sketch on my Instagram that became three different Nightfall prints. Since the teal and smoky gray-blue tinged colorways are some of my very favorites in this new collection, I decided that would be the perfect place to start when making this first quilt.

Night Air

Nightfall Quilt No.1

I'm actually remaking one of my very favorite quilt patterns, the Autumn Sun quilt I made for my nephew Sebastian in September of 2014. Rather than creating the radiant, sunlit version I made the first time around, this time I'm using the beaming moon & nightsky as my inspiration!

Moon Struck Quilt

Moon Struck Quilt

This moon phase print makes me so happy! It's been nearly a year since I scanned in my sketch with big hopes that it would make it to printed fabric one day. It's so simple, I know, but it's still one of the designs I wanted the most, to have to add into my own sewing projects & to be able to share with all of you!

Moon Phase Love!

There's so much Nightfall goodness to come, as I continue to prepare for Quilt Market. I think I'll share just a weekly post with little peeks leading up to the show. I still have so many Fleet & Flourish projects in the works, I don't want to get ahead of myself.

I hope you'll enjoy following along!

♡ Maureen 

23 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful line of fabric Maureen. I particularly like the grey print on the upper right with the bunnies. Looking forward to seeing your projects and the release of your fabric. 😊

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  2. Maureen I am so happy for you to have these wonderful sketches made into fabric. The colours are beautiful. I look forward to purchasing, and in the meantime lots of pattern ideas are swirling in my mind". Keep up the beautiful sewing!!!

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  3. Those are beautiful fabrics. Can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful collection! I am curious what are the strike offs made with? What do they feel like?

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    1. The designs that will be printed on AGF's high quality Pima cotton is first printed on a raw cotton that is much rougher to the touch compared to the finished fabrics. These strike offs will be edited until they are perfect, then they'll be printed on the yardage.

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  5. The new fabric is so beautiful. I can't wait to see what else you make.

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  6. Hi Maureen! Your new collection is gorgeus! All the prints and colours and so beautiful! I love the little creatures, rabbits and owls and the moons! Nice to learn what are the strike offs. Can't wait to see what you'll make with these beauties! I'm already looking for the autumn! x Teje

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  7. Lovely as always, can't wait to get my hands on this fabric!

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  8. I love the sketches and the new fabric design is gorgeous! The owls are spectacular! You did good!!!

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  9. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I would also love if you had that pattern for sale or a tutorial. I'm assuming it's your design? If not do you have the name of it you would be willing to share. Absolutely love the colors on the bright one, can't wait to see the full one in the dark shades.
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  10. I love your designs, Maureen! Fleet and Flourish is still one of my all-time favorite collections, but Nightfall is beautiful too. I am thinking about a quilt for my granddaughter with it.

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  11. All the fabric is really wonderful. Very talented and can't wait to be able to get some.

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  12. I am so excited about this new range. It is absolutely beautiful and I'm itching to get my hands on it and create! I hope it will be available in the UK.

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  13. I love Fleet and Flourish so much that I have been real looking forward to what you would do next. I absolutely LOVE this collection!

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  14. Beautiful! Love this line too.

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  15. This new line is beautiful.

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  16. The new line is beautiful. Can't even pick a favorite. congratulations

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  17. Wow, I love this collection, especially the greys and mustard yellows! I will be looking for it when it comes out!

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  18. Hello, a quick note to tell you I love your blog, so I do not deprive myself! Thank you for all work involved and for all the fun I find.

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  19. Love the site and all content.
    Congratulations and thank you

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