This is a pretty last minute announcement, but if you are in the Blacksburg, Virginia (close to Kentucky and West Virginia too!) area I’ll be at The New River Fiber Company this week teaching embroidery and wool appliqué and doing a trunk show! The class is on Thursday morning from 10:00 – 1:00 and you can register by calling 540-552-0231. I have brand new sampler design, above, that covers ten useful stitches, plus gives an introduction to wool appliqué. The trunk show is Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00. I’ll share a ton of samples, including the new Handcrafted fabric, and a bit about my design process. I would love you to join us for either event! New River Fiver Company is a beautiful shop that you won’t want to miss. They have a gorgeous selection, highly curated, in a lovely town! Located at 880 University City Blvd, we would love to see you there!
Whew! Is it really August already? I can’t believe how fast the summer is going. My kids go back to school after Labor Day, so we still have a bit of time left. We were able to visit family in Austin for a couple of weeks, both kids took special trips with Chris, and we have one more cabin in the woods weekend with friends before school + the structured schedule begin again. Summer is good, for the change in pace, and for me also means being even more behind than I typical am. And I’m very much behind in announcing the newest Alison Glass Sew patterns. They released and started shipping in July, but I thought I would take a few minutes to give a quick overview of all of them in one place to make it easy for you to get a good look. All of the patterns are available as instant PDF downloads or printed patterns in my shop, and to celebrate, for the next week (through August 24th) you can use the code PATTERNSALE to get 10% off any pattern. So without further ado, let me introduce you to Alternative, Celestial, Timber and Tessellation.
Celestial is a modern star quilt that includes 6 different star templates to create the layout as shown or your very own quilt design. This quilt utilizes the foundation paper piecing method to create precision pieced star blocks. The quilt pattern is designed to be flexible to allow for many different design layouts to make quilts, bags, clothing – anything – completely up to you! The pattern as shown can be made with 25 different 1/8 yd cuts of fabric (or you can also use scraps) plus the background fabric.
Alternative is a beginner friendly quilt pattern that you can easily adjusted to make smaller or larger by subtracting or adding blocks. By combining traditional piecing and foundation paper piecing, this quilt comes together quickly. Fabric choices with this pattern can make the design your own – perfect for charms or scraps. The printed fabric shown is Field Day, and in this case the blocks are sewn in an improvisational style. The blocks can be done as full squares too, for a calmer look. I’ve working on a version in Liberty and am so excited about it!
Timber is a modern quilt block design inspired by half timbered architecture. The quilt pattern as shown finishes at 52″ x 68″ a generous lap size quilt along with instructions for a 82″ x 94″ larger version. Jamie and I chose Kona solids for the cover quilt, and I really love how it turned out. I plan to have kits available soon.
The Tessellation quilt pattern features 6 foundation paper pieced templates to create a truly unique quilt design each and every time. With the various block templates you can create limitless design options for quilts, pillows, bags, clothing – anything you can think of! Its a great projects for scraps to provide even more design options. And, we’ve even created a triangle template to make cutting and trimming triangles super easy. Sara Lawson is wrapping up a sew along, so there are more and more versions showing up online. It is really fun to see all of the variations. Nydia has a second version in neutrals plus pops of color, shown below. So gorgeous!
Its always such a great feeling to finally release new patterns out into the world and see what you all start to create with them. If you are on Instagram, don’t forget to tag the photos with #alisonglass - I can’t wait to see your creations!
Wow! I’ve loved getting to see and share with you all of the amazing Field Day projects! You can check out all of the previous projects for inspiration here and here. Today is the last day for sharing Field Day projects, and I promise they are just as amazing and equally inspiring. I really want to thank everyone for being a part of the round up. Thank you!
First up is this gorgeous plus quilt from Giuseppe. You can read more about his quilt on the Andover Fabrics blog. And you can also find lots of fabric inspirations on his Instagram, @giucy_giuce. I love the combination of Field Day with the new Andover Chambrays. I’ll be listing many of these fabrics and others in the shop in the next couple of weeks. They really do work beautifully with many of my designs.
Next up are these super cute softies from Kerry at Kid Giddy. I got to meet Kerry at this past Quilt Market. She is so nice and enthusiastic, and I really like the idea behind her book, Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love: 18 Toy Patterns for the Storytelling Sewist. You can get your own signed copy in her Etsy shop. How adorable are these turtles? And the fact that the shells are interchangeable? Genius! The project is from her book and its amazing – so you should definitely check it out!
This quilt should look familiar as it made a cameo in my quilt market booth. My friend Karen, who lives near me so we actually get to see each other rom time to time, from Selvages and Snapshots made this gorgeous version of my Spectrum Quilt pattern. Thank you so much Karen, it’s lovely! I love the color placement in the quilt – it has so much movement! If you are interested in making your own, you can find the pattern in my shop here.
I’ve really enjoyed sharing all of the amazingly beautiful Field Day projects and even more the artists behind the projects. I hope everyone has received as much inspiration on how versatile this line is for every type of sewing – I can’t wait to see more projects pop up using the fabric.
Its finally time to announce the winner of the Field Day fabric bundle from Andover and Large Alison Glass thread kit from Aurifil! The winner is Becky Greene! Becky, I’ll be emailing you to get your address so you can receive your prizes. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!
Thanks again for following along as we celebrated Field Day. Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing more about my new patterns and some exciting new projects – including new fabric – in the coming weeks!