Saturday, August 2, 2014

Turtle Love with Alison Glass Field Day Fabrics

I was so excited when Alison Glass contacted me to make a project using her new line Field Day for Andover Fabrics. She's such a sweet person and her fabric is so rich and colorful, so of course I said yes. While at quilt market, Alison and I talked about turtles - so when the package arrived I knew what I wanted to make.

 I probably would've only made one (a large one), but both of my daughters begged me for a turtle since they didn't have one yet (even though they have tons of other mommy made stuffy). Since I was sent FQ's I knew my only option was to make them mini. Who's gonna argue with that? Not me....and certainly not my girls. We love mini stuffies.

I had so much fun with them and took loads of pics. The more you make, the more fun they are because they are completely interchangeable. Here they are above in the turtle train...and below swapping shells.

We took them for a little vacation to the lake house and had fun with their very own photoshoot. They blended in nicely with the bright and rich colors around the lake, so they felt right at home.

 I didn't stop there and decided to keep going. Since I've discovered this whole paper piecing phenomenon, I also made a paper pieced turtle using her printed fabrics as the basis for the turtle and the Chambray fabrics (also from Andover) as the water.

I'm trying to plan out a little mini quilt with it, but may ultimately decide to use it as a block in a much larger quilt with other paper piecing patterns I hope to design in the near future. Keep an eye out for the turtle paper piecing pattern release on Etsy and Craftsy. I'll link it here when it's up.
For size reference: here is the large turtle from my book, with the mini turtle on top made with Alison Glass fabric.
If you want to make some turtles for yourself (large or mini), you can find my book on Amazon or in my Etsy shop - see the sidebar for links. To find Alison's beautiful fabric you can visit her AlisonGlass website or Andover Fabrics for wholesale info. If you'd like to win a Field Day bundle, you can enter her giveaway.

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