Field Trip: Alison Glass Studio

Recently I had the privilege to visit textile designer, Alison Glass‘, home studio. I’ve been quilting for a little over two years and find field trips like this very exciting and educational. I’m so glad she invited our guild into her studio. I’ll let the images do the walking and talking . . . af1qipom8gydi5cfcayp3wvb4e_pf4dakyc5vdjrhnmxi

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Pirates and Treasure Maps

Wasted away on the beach today; love the feeling of cool sand between the toes. Perfect day to photograph this little throw quilt that has finally used up the last of my (hard to find) Sarah Jane’s “Out to Sea” fabric line.  Pirates and treasure maps and booty. Adventurous “newspaper hat pirates” plotting to find a chest full of treasure.

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Another Horse Quilt or Never Say Never

Just completed a custom “wild horse romp” quilt. It’s my second one. 

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I swore I’d never make another.

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Ticking Trends & Zipper Pouches

The use of ticking for decorative purposes is not a recent trend. Seventy years ago, the American decorating original, Sister Parish, made use of ticking fabric evoking a “cozy old-money, part opulent, part hand-me-down, English country house aesthetic. “¹  

An online perusal attests that ticking featured décor has not diminished, but rather expanded. Reminiscent of a more humble time, the clean simple lines and color tones of cotton ticking inspires a modern-vintage lure without kitsch. 

 

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Feathers in the Breeze

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I worked on this feather-inspired quilt off and on over the winter and finally finished it this summer. Why did it take so long? After running out of the quilt front background fabric, I found that it had been discontinued and was no longer available. :/ It took a while to find replacement fabric. Lesson learned: make sure to purchase enough fabric!

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I admired Ana Maria Horner’s feather quilt, but wanted a scattered look. I used scraps from other projects to piece the feathers and binding and Lotta Jansdotter Nopp in Sky from the Mormor collection for the blue backing.
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So far, this has been my favorite quilt project – – minus the long wait 😉
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Have a good week! – – Joanne

Quilt #3 :: Modern Log Cabin

I’m continuing my quilting education; just finished #3! Using large-sized blocks helped to make this basic modern log cabin quilt come together quickly and rather easily.

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I cut out strip pieces one evening and started sewing the next. All in all, it took about two and half weeks to complete. It really was THAT easy of a pattern.

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I’ve included the cuts of fabrics below, but I find that I rather determine the finished size as I work. So the list is actually an estimate.

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Fabric Cuts:

  • (1)  20 – 4”x4” white
  • (1)  20 – 4”x4” assorted fabric strips
  • (2)  40 – 4”x4” assorted fabric strips
  • (3)  20 – 4”x12” assorted fabric strips
  • (4)  25 – 4”x12” white strips
  • (5)  3”x55” white strips (approx.)
  • twin size batting
  • 2.5 yds. backing fabric

 

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I’m already planning my next quilting project (sickness?). Bu-u-t, I need to do a holiday clean up, catch up at work and paint trim work in the family room. Wants v. Needs. 🙂

Have a good week! – – Joanne