Wednesday, August 10, 2016

An Observer Quilt Top : :

This past Saturday we took a daytrip to one of our most beloved places to visit, Allegany State Park. Knowing we'd likely hike our favorite trail, the Bear Caves, where the kids love to explore amidst the hemlock forest and naturally formed caves, I brought along my newly finished Observer quilt top!

Observer Quilt Top

The forest backdrop was the perfect place to photograph the Earthy colors, pretty indigo and natural tie-dye look of this collection!

Allegheny Sky

Observer Quilt Top

This quilt top pattern is simple, made up of large HSTs (half square triangle units) measuring 8" each. I arranged them in a layout that would showcase the four main colors that make up this collection -- khaki, mustard, dusty blue, and dark navy, and I love how it turned it out!

Observer Quilt Plans

Observer Quilt Top

It was so much fun to watch the kids journey through the woods and to see Kevin climb the giant trail boulders hoping I'd get a cool shot from below!

Allegheny Forest Love

Observer Quilt Top

I'm waiting for more Observer fabrics to arrive so I can finish it up, I can't wait! In the meantime I'll have to come up with a clever name for this new quilt pattern, any suggestions? I hear this beautiful collection is due to arrive in stores next week, so be sure to keep an eye out!

♡ Maureen

22 comments:

  1. Love it -- Finding My Way. :)

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  2. LOVE!

    Diamond Echo
    Diamond Trails
    Snake-Skin Diamond Back

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  3. I love that fabric. How about Mustard Seed Dreams or Clouds and Mustard Seeds.

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  4. What a beautiful place! And I absolutely love your quilt pattern; can't wait for you to publish this one. I have my fabric pre-ordered!

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  5. And how about Observation Point?

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  6. Call the pattern "Allegany Adventure" since it was a memorable day spent with your precious family.

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  7. With those dark HSTs pointing outwards, I'd think about calling it "Looking Out". It is very pretty.

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  8. I thought your quilt looked like a waterfall in the fifth picture. It is beautiful! Waterfall would be my suggestion :)

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  9. "Point of View". I really like this one!

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  10. I love your quilt and the gorgeous setting.

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  11. I follow Intrepid Thread via Bloglovin'.

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  12. I follow your blog on Bloglovin'.

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  13. Love the quilt but I don't have a name suggestion; however I do love that fifth picture!! Perfect setting. It's been years since I've been to Allegheny State Park.

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures! I am a huge fan of HST quilts and I just love your fabric choices!

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  15. Hello, love this quilt, is there a pattern? Or if there's not a pattern yet is there a fabric requirement yet? Thanks! ❤️

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