Field Day

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Hi friends! So excited to share with you today a project that I have been working away on for the past few weeks - my Field Day quilt and pillow! This is a new line created by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics and the colors are just stunning. Field Day also coordinates with Alison's other lines - Lucky Penny, Clover Sunshine and Sunprint.

Modern Handcraft - Field Day Quilt & Pillow

Modern Handcraft - Field Day Quilt & Pillow

 

I met Alison at Quilt Market this year (Click here to see pictures from Quilt Market) and was so excited because I have been a huge fan of hers ever since I got my hands on her first line Lucky Penny. Her booth was incredible and she was as sweet as you could imagine! Alison invited me to create a project featuring her new line and I knew that I had to make another quilt.

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I played around with a few different backing fabrics - Kona Wasabi was almost a  winner but then I had to go with my old faithful newsprint, and it really made the color's pop! The newsprint is actually fabric from a cotton king size duvet cover from H&M I have been hacking away at for a while - that will be our little secret :)

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The orange petal design was fused with Heat n Bond lite and then petal shapes cut out by hand and ironed onto 11" squares. A quick zigzag stitch around the edges in white Aurifil secured each piece. I plan on featuring a tutorial on this quilt here in the near future - it was actually so much fun to make.

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You can see how to make my Field Day applique pillow over on the Therm O Web blog.

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For the quilting I did a straight line stitch spaced about 1" and backed the quilt with the same newsprint fabric.

And now for a giveaway! Alison is hosting a blog hop over on her blog showcasing several new projects created from her new line. Be sure to stop by and enter to win a complete fat quarter set of Field Day from Andover or an Alison Glass thread collection from Aurifil!

Thanks again to Alison for sending me this fun bundle of fabric to play with, my Alison Glass quilt collection is growing and I love it!

-Nicole