I’m really excited to share the first round-up of Field Day fabric collection projects. Prior to (and after) market, we sent out fabric to a few friends to make samples to show the fabrics in action. Over the next two weeks I’ll be sharing photos of their projects to give you inspiration and show the versatility of the fabric line. Be sure to check back over the next two weeks (and make it to the end of the post) as there is a giveaway for thread and fabric! Please click over on any of the links to see additional photos of the projects.
Don’t you just love these adorable and fun children’s clothes from Raedene at Chasing Mermaids?! This is exactly what I had in mind with designing Field Day – something fun and whimsical that really highlights the large scale prints of the line. Seriously, these girls are just too cute!
Next up is this gorgeous appliquéd pillow from Nicole at Modern Handcraft. Nicole has another amazing project coming up with Field Day Fabric too (I saw a sneak peek on Instagram last night!), but I had to share this project as I just LOVE her use of the fabric in such an awesome design. And of course I love how she points out that Field Day goes great with Lucky Penny too!
There are always so many projects to make for quilt market to be sure your booth is full and shows the versatility of the new fabric line, so I reached out to Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts to make this color plus mini quilt. I just love the contrast and vibrancy of Field Day against the simple design. The background fabrics are two from the Andover Chambray line, which I love! I’ll be adding both bundles and yardage of many of the Chambray colors in the next week or so!
Natalie of The Sassy Pumpkin also did an amazing job with children’s clothing – including an awesome boys shirt! I just love how she paired together the Field Day Fabric with the coordinating sun print feathers print. And, how adorable is the little girl top?! Plus her little models are darling! I love seeing little ones in these prints!
For market, I also asked Jacey from Jacey Craft make this adorable Geranium dress pairing Field Day with Andover Chambray fabric. I just love how it turned out and how nicely the chambray plays with Field Day.
And, because a round-up couldn’t be complete without showcasing a bag, Cheryl from Paradiso Designs made this fun bag from one of her patterns for the booth. It really showcases the large scale floral print that is great for handmade bags! Cheryl has a bunch of patterns, and a couple feature Field Day!
Time for a Giveaway!
Don’t you just love all of the great projects and inspiration for Field Day?! I promised I would make it worth your while here at the end! Want some Field Day Fabric of your own? Enter to win a Fat Quarter Bundle of Field Day Fabric from Andover Fabrics and a Large Alison Glass Thread Set from Aurifil! Use the rafflecopter below to enter. Entries close on Wednesday, August 6! Good luck!
Hi friends! So, what’s the statue of limitations for posting a recap of quilt market? I hope I haven’t gone past the acceptable timing and you’ll allow me to share all of the amazingness that was quilt market.
The weeks prior to quilt market in Pittsburgh were a HUGE blur of planning to pull together a booth that showcased my new Field Day fabric, but also highlighted all of my collaborations and projects seamlessly. But, it was oh-so worth it once I arrived and everything, including all of the weeks of planning finally came together. I was really pleased to see all of the work together in one place.
In addition to planning a booth, the months and weeks in advance of market were super busy with so many new things - new fabric, new patterns, my new book with Lucky Spool, a new collaboration with Weeks Dye Works and my ongoing partnership with Aurifil thread.
Ok, so how about a quick run-down of everything I’ve been up to?
Field Day Fabric is out in the world now! The chairs featured Spent from Field Day and Mural from Lucky Penny, both in grey - and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. I love how these collections work together. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog round up in the next couple of weeks with lots of great projects featuring Field Day and some super giveaways. The many lovely people who sewed things for the booth will share their projects, and I’ll finally be able to properly thank each of them for their contribution to the booth!
New Alison Glass Design Patterns. We’ve released 4 new quilt patterns as well as 1 embroidery pattern. I’ll be sharing more about each pattern in another post – there’s just too much to include here. Shown above are the Spectrum and Timber patterns that we had samples of in the booth.
New Book with Lucky Spool. My new book, Alison Glass Appliqué, will be released this Fall. I had a few projects from the book at the booth. I’ll definitely be sharing more about the book as it gets closer to the release date!
New Collaboration with Weeks Dye Works. I have new sets coming out soon with Weeks Dye Works that are wonderful for hand appliqué projects.
Alison Glass Essential Thread Collection with Aurifil. I wanted a way to show how nicely my thread collection with Aurifil works with a variety of colors, so we put together a super simple raw edge fused appliqué circle quilt based on the logo for the collection and the thread colors.
I loved how Leanne Chahley of www.shccanquilt.ca quilted her award winning quilt ‘Sunset’ with dense matchstick quilting in a variety of colors and thought the technique would be a super way to show the usefulness and beauty of the thread colors. Leanne sent a photo of her gorgeous quilt for me to share on the blog, thank you Leanne! She has this to say about her quilt: “Sunset was inspired by a blazing sunset, with the darkness arriving in the sky and the colours stretching out beyond the limits of the setting sun. It is my hope that she evokes feelings for the viewer maybe of sunset, fire, warmth, danger, or power.” I would say that is the perfect description of her beautiful quilt!
Quilt market was wonderful. The best part was the opportunity to meet and visit with so many wonderful people. I’d like to send a special thank you to Nicole at Modern Handcraft for taking such wonderful photos of my booth and allowing me to use them in this post! With all of the craziness that was market, I was only able to get a few photos myself!
I hope you’ll stay tuned for many more updates as many of these projects start to be released. Looking forward to sharing more!
Hi everyone! Whew, things have been super busy around here and I have lots of new things to share with you over the next couple of weeks. But first, I wanted to let all of you know of an exciting quilt along with Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. Starting on Monday, July 14 and lasting for 6 weeks Sara will be leading all of the participants in a quilt along of our new Tessellation Quilt Pattern – the perfect addition to your summer sewing projects! You can find out more about the sew along on Sara’s Blog on Monday with the first post! Be sure to check out her lovely version in just three main color choices: purple, grey, and teal!
I’m really excited about this pattern, as its so flexible – you could make this pattern over and over again and get a completely different look each time by turning a few blocks. The Tessellation pattern includes 6 paper pieced templates to create the quilt as shown, which features a star, or arrange as desired to create your very own design layout. Also included in the pattern is a helpful block map to plan colors and layout options before sewing.
The pattern is a foundation paper pieced pattern that calls for 25 ¼ yd cuts of fabric. Fat quarters will also work just as well. If you need some fabric inspiration, Sunprint color bundles will work great in this pattern. You can mix and match 3 bundles to create the perfect palette such as Pink/Red/Orange, Yellow/Green and Teal/Blue OR Purple, Neutral and Pink/Red/Orange. The choice is yours! Bundles are available to purchase in my shop.
And, just in time for the quilt along with Sara, we’ve created a helpful tool to make cutting the triangles in the pattern faster and more accurate. The triangle template ruler is just the right size for trimming sewn triangles for the pattern, and when paired with a rotating cutting mat your cutting and trimming will go super fast. And, who doesn’t love fast?!
The pattern and ruler are available in my shop for purchase. You can find the Tessellation Quilt Pattern in either printed or instant PDF download format, as well as the triangle ruler template. When you purchase both the pattern and the ruler template in this listing, you’ll receive a special discount!
Be sure to tag photos on Instagram with #alisonglass during the quilt along so I can keep up with your progress. I can’t wait to see all of the quilts you make!