Thursday, July 2, 2015

I Can Finally See It

My traditional guild is having its bi-annual show this Fall. I joined the guild on the off year so I have yet to experience the event. I am a bit excited and a little nervous. This will be the first time I put up my work for judging.

There is a guild only challenge category and I have had my instruction sheet for months but I was at a bit of a loss because, frankly, I just wasn't feelin' it. That is until a few weeks ago when I was walking Cooper, my JRT, and listening to Stephanie Kendron's Podcast, The Modern Sewciety.

Here's the color palette we are limited to. The colors are a bit muddy and look fine for a more traditional look but I gravitate to brighter hues. The batik crowd was a bit put out as well so I wasn't alone.


So, there I was, walking my dog under the street lights of my little neighborhood listening to Stephanie introduce her guest, Alison Glass. I was looking forward to her interview which followed Tula Pink. (Episode 63) I had yet to purchase any of Alison's fabric but I knew that needed to quickly change so I was really interested in hearing about her latest collection.

The interview recorded just before market and I was listening just after market so I knew I would be able to find her line with ease after my walk. I had previously glanced at Ex-Libris but now I wanted to study it as my minds eye was sure that it was a modern line that could provide the fabric for my guild challenge quilt.

I was not disappointed, it was spot on and I made a mental note to purchase some the next day.  Well, the next morning I awoke to an email from Pink Castle Fabrics featuring an enormous Alison Glass Fat8 bundle. Not just Ex-Libris pieces but it was a mix from past collections as well. Perfect. Only I had a busy day and drug my feet for a few days until Pink Castle had their 30% off sale and then I jumped fast. Bonus! 


Look at how perfect my fabric pull from the Fat8 bundle turned out! Love it!!! I also bought a half yard of Bookplate in Petal for the quilt back. Our quilts are to finish as minis.

Now I have to decide if I want to pair it with Kona Silver or Robert Kaufman's Quilters Linen in Grey. Such a dilemma but I'm leaning towards the Quilter's Linen, it is just so rich.

I will be styling this quilt on one of the graphic posters that I have saved on Pinterest. I'll keep that a surprise for now.

Now about that 30% off sale. The Alison Glass wasn't the only thing that Pink Castle shipped in my box, but that will wait for another day.

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5 comments:

  1. What a great selection of fabrics and just right, can't wait to see what you come up with. I'd veer towards the linen for the background, I'm afraid to say I'm not a fan of Kona Solids. I know they come in some fabulous colours but I find they are terrible for fraying and I don't really like using them

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  2. What a great selection of fabrics and just right, can't wait to see what you come up with. I'd veer towards the linen for the background, I'm afraid to say I'm not a fan of Kona Solids. I know they come in some fabulous colours but I find they are terrible for fraying and I don't really like using them

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  3. Okay, my curiosity is piqued! I can't wait to see what your plan is for these fabrics. I, too, tend more toward the quilter's linen. I love to work with it. Create on ~ ~

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  4. Wow it really is spot on color-wise! I also like the quilter's linen. So you survived the wedding? ;)

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  5. When I saw the color patches they did seem a little muddy but when you pulled all the prints, the colors just came alive, the quilt is going to be wonderful.

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