Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Less is More Quilt, Sun Prints Style - and a giveaway!

If you haven't yet heard about Alison Glass's epic Sun Prints collection, chock full of stash must-haves in rainbow colors, prepare your wallet right now, because this is a must-have collection! Alison is a supremely talented fabric designer, whose first collection Lucky Penny featured the wonderful Bike Path print that I used in my Sew Positive quilt last year. Fast forward to this year, and Alison is in the process of releasing her Sun Prints collection, print by print, in multiple colors each month. So far, there's been the Feathers print, the Party Streamer, the amazing Text print, and there's still several more prints coming! Alison sent me a sampling of all of the prints to put together a quilt with, and it was so much fun working with this collection.

My stack of Sun Prints

I turned to my book, Becoming a Confident Quilter, for a pattern that would work well for an assortment of fabrics, and I chose to make my Less is More pattern. It's one of my favorites in the book, and it comes together very quickly. I sorted my fabrics by color, and then got to work, chopping them up.

Sun Prints Less is More - close up

As I sewed, I had a good feeling about this quilt top. I had a feeling I was going to love it, and as I placed the blocks up on my design wall, I couldn't help but grin. The blocks were fantastic. The prints shined through the piecing really beautifully, and the rich, saturated colors popped from my background fabric, which is a new shade of Kona called Silver, which I am loving right now!

Sun Prints Less is More

And if you are salivating over these fabrics, then you need to make sure scroll to the bottom of this post to enter a giveaway to win a stack of 10 Sun Prints fat quarters and a copy of her new Color Plus pattern! One lucky winner will be drawn on Monday morning.

Giving away a lovely stack of 10 Sun Prints fat quarters on the blog today!! Giving away this lovely new Alison Glass pattern on my blog today!

And that's not all! You simply must go visit Alison's blog to enter the amazing giveaway she's running right now. She's giving away a fat quarter stack of all 74 Sun Prints!

Alison Glass's big Fabric Giveaway - win fat quarters of all 74 Sun Prints!

There's been a great group of bloggers that have been sharing their creations with Sun Prints, and still a few more left to go, so make sure to check them out!

Group 1 - Feathers, Text, Party Streamer
8.21.13 - One Shabby Chick
8.23.13 - Silly Mama Quilts
8.26.13 - Threadbias
8.28.13 - KD Quilts
8.30.13 - April Rhodes
Group 2 - Feathers Quilt Pattern
9.2.13 - The ADD Crafter
9.4.13 - Sew Sweetness
9.13.13 - Imagine Gnats
Group 3 - Clover Sunshine
9.16.13 - Crafty Fox
9.18.13 - One Girl Circus
9.20.13 - Sew Sweetness
9.23.13 - There and Back
9.25.13 - J.M.B.
9.27.13 - Modern Maven
Group 4 - Corsage, Bike Path, X & +
9.30.13 - Gen X Quilters
10.7.13 - Jacey Craft
10.9.13 - Bijou Lovely 
10.11.13 - Fresh Lemons Quilts

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79 comments:

  1. Stunning quilt! It shows off the fabrics beautifully!

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  2. I'd love to make a quilt from these! so gorgeous

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  3. I'd make a quilt! Yours turned out beautiful! The white spaces really set off those colorful prints.

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  4. Gorgeous fabrics! Gorgeous quilt design!

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  5. I would love to make a quilt like that! Great job!!

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  6. I would make some great bags and totes, or possibly placemats, napkins & a table runner. Thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  7. I'd add them to my stash for many future quilts!

    sarahschraw@gmail.com

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  8. You picked the perfect pattern! It looks beautiful!

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  9. I'd love to include these in my Farmer's Wife quilt - pretty please!

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  10. I would make my first Christmas gift of the season- zippy pouches for teachers.

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  11. A quilt for my niece's "big girl bed"!

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  12. I think I might actually make a quilt and keep it. For me

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  13. I love the Less is More pattern and the fabrics are just right.

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  14. The new pattern is perfect! and it's on my to do list now :)

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  16. Such rich colors just beg to be made into a quilt out of the Color Plus book!
    Jane @ Handiworking
    Handiworking@gmail.com

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  17. I just love her pattern too! So wonderful in those raspberries.....

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  18. I can see why those blocks made you smile!

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  19. I'd love to make a Happy Hour quilt with these.

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  20. I need to make some fabric buckets for my sewing room and these would be perfect! Thanks for the chance.

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  21. SO PRETTY! I'D LOVE TO MAKE A SIMILAR QUILT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    HAPPY QUILTING ALL!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  22. Some of Alison's feathers arrived on my doorstep yesterday. These fabrics are so versatile! And your quilt looks awesome--looks more difficult than it really is. :)

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  23. I love the way this pattern turned out with these prints.

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  24. I would make a herringbone quilt with these fabrics!

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  25. i would need to investigate...maybe an eye spy..

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  26. I'd definitely want to make some new sofa cushions with these!

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  27. lovely! I'd make a whole slew of zipper and draw string pouches

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  28. Fantastic quilt - Alison's fabrics are perfect!

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  29. your quilt is lovely and shows the fabrics off beautifully

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  30. Luv the fabric collection and the quilt!

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  31. I would make a quilt for some very good friends of mine.

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  32. I would make a sweet baby quilt, I am expecting a grandbaby in February!

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  33. Lovely quilt. Great choice for these pretty prints.

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  34. Beautiful quilt and the colours pop!!! Love it!!

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  35. OH I LOVE how your quilt turned out!!! It is amazing!!! These fabrics are amazing too!!!

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  36. I love these fabrics! I would make a lap quilt.

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  37. I actually think I would have a go at the Less is More quilt, it looks amazing with these fabrics!

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  38. I don't do Facebook, but thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. Wow, I really like that quilt pattern - seeing it in solids makes it easier to see how and why things are put where they are, but here with prints it seems so inviting.

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  40. Lovely quilt. Love the clean lines and colors.

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  41. Yes indeed, looks like a fun quilt to make- great fabrics and striking pattern. Come home to me!

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  42. I'd love to quilt with these fabrics. I'm on my first quilt, for my baby girl. I'd love to give quilting a second go with such vibrant fabrics.

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  43. Love.this.quilt!!!! Simple yet bold. Why have I not seen this before???

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  44. I would love to make a quilt for my son

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  45. Love your quilt.It`s super original and stunning!

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  46. Beautiful quilt - love the colors!

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  47. Super lovely quilt. Pops with all the silver fabric! Great design. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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  48. I'd make a quilt. For the design, I'm not sure, but I like Allison's Color Plus pattern and your Less is More.

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  49. Love the colors, Love the design of this fabric! Thank you for this great giveaway!!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!!

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  50. I am making project bags as holiday gifts and Allison's fabrics would work wonderfully!

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  51. Oh, pick me! pick me! I want to make a quilt for my brother and his wife :)

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  52. That quilt looks fabulous!! Good luck at your launch party on Saturday!

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  53. Great fabrics and great quilt! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  54. These are gorgeous! I can't help but love a good text print too :)

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  55. Oh Wow! I love the way those colors look against that background fabric! Your quilt is beautiful. If I were lucky enough to have this fabric, I would make a double wedding ring quilt with a background fabric similar to what you used. Thanks for the inspiration and for your delightful blog!

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  56. Love your quilt. These fabrics are beautiful! thanks for the opportunity.

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  57. A gorgeous quilt! I would have to make a quilt with them to show them off!

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  58. Beautiful quilt! I'd use them to make a quilt for my friend Jane who is moving into a new home.

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  59. Wow, love the quilt and the fabrics! Thanks so much for the chance to work with them!

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  60. I would make the Less is more quilt - it just looks beautiful! Thank you!

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  61. I would make a quilt. Thanks for the chance

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  62. I would make lots of pretty hexies! Thanks

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  63. I would probably make one of the moda bake shop recipe called Wiggly Whimsy. Your fabrics look great and thank you for the chance to win.

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  64. I really like your "Less is More" quilt and would probably make that.

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  65. I would make cheery placemats.

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  66. I am really loving the modern fabrics but I have so much traditional fabric I need to keep loving those too.

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  67. Love that quilt - the solid really makes the gorgeous prints pop.

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  68. I would love to make a quilt for my Grandaughter for her big bed in a shared bedroom with 2 sisters! Eventually, I would love to make a coordinate for the other 2 granddaughters too.

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  69. I love the quilts with the white background...very fresh!

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  70. Thanks again for the amazing giveaway. The fabrics dropped through my letter box today and are looking mighty fine!

    http://stephblairsews.blogspot.co.uk/

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