Friday, October 4, 2013

Sun Prints: Bike Path | A Blog Hop

Welcome, welcome! Today I get to share a new project I've been working on using fabric designer Alison Glass' new Bike Path prints. Over this past summer, Alison asked me to participate in a blog hop featuring her upcoming fabric collections. Let's first talk about the fabric -- everything about these collections rock. They are a delightful combination of blenders in every color of the rainbow! 

Bike Path from Sun Prints by Alison Glass

Corsage from Sun Prints from Alison Glass

Feathers from Sun Prints by Alison Glass

Text from Sun Prints by Alison Glass

X and + from Sun Prints by Alison Glass

Party Streamer from Sun Prints by Alison Glass



Yummy, right!?

Alright, let's talk about my project. Alison was so generous to send the Bike Path collection my way -- including the matching prints from her previous collections! I decided to play around with some pieced quilt blocks, focusing on using only one print & a crisp white background fabric. The color saturation & clean, modern print of the fabrics speak for themselves. 

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This block is from the first mini quilt of the Fresh Mini Quilt Club: Round 2 -- more on that coming Monday! I really love how each block turned out, especially with the prints all running the same direction. These little details make my heart sing! Now I just have to decide on a block layout and size for this quilt!

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Ready for a giveaway? Enter below to win a 10 fat quarter bundle of Sun Prints and a PDF pattern. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Head on over to Alison's blog for a HUGE GIVEAWAY -- a fat quarter of ALL 74 prints!




Thank so much to Alison for letting me play along. Here's a list of the other blog hop participants:


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

10.4.13 - Canoe Ridge Creations <<< you are here!

10.7.13 - Jacey Craft

10.9.13 - Bijou Lovely 

10.11.13 - Fresh Lemons Quilts

115 comments:

  1. Love these blocks! They look so great - and perfect with the print going in the same direction!

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  2. Those blocks are so cheery! I've been really wanting to make some new sofa pillows out of this fabric -- I think it would really brighten things up.

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  3. Luscious colors! I would probably make a toddler quilt.
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  4. Love, love, love the fabrics and your blocks! I'd make a cute lap quilt with that great fabric. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.comk

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  5. Those are great colors for a table topper!

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  6. I would probably use it for a lap quilt. :-)

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  7. I would make a quilt! They are all perfect blenders, love the colors

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  8. I wouldn't make anything...I would HOARD it!!!!

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  9. These prints would make great beach bags!

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  10. These brights are a little bit beyond my comfort range. I'd use them to make a modern improv quilt.

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  11. Yay! Blenders in a rainbow of colors! I was recently morning the loss of blenders from a fabric company b/c of a glaring bit of cultural appropriation so it's nice to have an alternative. Love the blocks!

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  12. I would love to make pillows or possibly stretch myself to make a quilt!!

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  13. I need to make a runner for my dining table. :)

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  14. I'd make something pretty for my daughter. I love those colors!

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  15. I would make one of my new quilt designs with this fabric !! I love the colors and the fabrics.

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  16. HELLO, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A NEW QUILT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  17. I think I would use them for a friendship star block quilt or throw. Love the motion the prints give when they are cut!
    Sandy A

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  18. I'd make a baby quilt for a very special friend's babe on the way!

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  19. Love this collection. Feathers is my favorite. I would make a baby quilt with this fabric!

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  20. I would make a gorgeous bright quilt for my bed!

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  21. I would make a birthday quilt for my little girl! She has been waiting awhile for a new quilt and her birthday is coming up in a month so what better reason to make her a quilt!
    Thanks for the chance!!
    *Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  22. I would make a rocking colourful pram liner for my dear little love

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  23. I just love playing with the idea of saturated/unsaturated with Sun Print!!

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  24. I would love to make something for my 2 year old daughter with this fabric!

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  25. Gorgeous fabrics and colors... I would make a quilt!!!

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  26. I would definitely make a quilt (for myself ;) ). I love everything about these blenders!

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  27. I would make a scrappy lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift.

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  28. I think these are such great prints, I can think of several quilts that I would love to add these darlings to!

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  29. I love these colors and prints. I would make a couple of kids' quilts.

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  30. I would probably use them as blenders in a few different projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Mine would go right into a quilt. This is such a great line.

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  32. The feathers are my favourite print. I think it would make acreally cute A-line skirt.

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  33. I'd use these as blenders in my next quilt.

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  34. I would make a bunch of zippy pouches to give to teachers for Christmas. Thanks for the chance.

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  35. i'm such a copycat, i would make blocks like you did. lol really though i love the look of color blocking, and your blocks are so cute.

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  36. These are lovely! One of my very favorite fabrics! I'd def. be making a quilt with Alison's new line!

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  37. I would make a summer bag for myself... Or a baby blanket for my baby to born in February :)

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  38. I would create some decorative bags to go on my kitchen shelf to put all of the little bits and pieces that just lie around there now.
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  39. I'm boring - I would make a quilt:)

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  40. I need a cushion to help with my pregnancy induced back ache!

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  41. I would make a HST quilt with these fabrics, love them!

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  42. I've been wanting to make a Drunkard's Path quilt and I think that is what I would do if I won. Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance. Have a great weekend!

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  43. I love Bike Path!
    I'd make a Swoon quilt!

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  44. I would have to put them into the stash for a while until the right project for them comes up. It will most likely be a quilt!

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  45. Some fun cushion covers! thank you!

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  46. Thanks for a great giveaway. I see a bag or two, and maybe a runner and table mats.

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  47. My first thought is making quilted potholders as Christmas gifts with this fabric. It's so bright and cheerful!

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  48. I would make a quilt mixing the prints with solids.

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  49. I would make pillows. So pretty.

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  50. I like lots of white, too, to keep things crisp and clean and to give the eye plenty of space to rest. So I'd make a quilt, with blocks very similar to yours, probably.

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  51. It would be so fun to make a bag with those feather prints!

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  52. a second quilt for my couch to snuggle and watch TV - cold season is coming :)

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  53. I would make a Fall quilt:) I love the color palette!

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  54. I would probably make a garden fence quilt. But I also love the blocks you made. Gorgeous!

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  55. I would make a quilt, for myself probably :)

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  56. Love to make a pillow for the sofa which is lacking any personality.

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  57. Oh so pretty, love them! I'm sighned up for your 2nd round mini quilt club, think they would be perfect!

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  58. I would make some improv stars!

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  59. Your blocks are gorgeous! I would love to use those fabrics to make Maple Leave blocks.

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  60. Very pretty, bright fabrics that I would incorporate into a quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  61. Fun & cheery patchwork curtains for my sewing room!

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  62. I just finished designing a quilt, and these patterns would be perfect because the design would look best with bright fabrics that are blenders.

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  63. I need new curtains for my sewing room. Have some gorgeous white textured curtains, but they need some POP! I can see some patchwork with these fabrics pieced in to finish them off!

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  64. I would make a chevron quilt with these pretty prints.

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  65. I would make a quilt for my daugther...

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  66. These would be great prints to use to make some tablet covers or zipper pouches!

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  67. Christmas gifts....probably pouches.

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  68. I would save them to make patchwork curtains for my sewing room in our new house next spring!!! :)

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  69. I actually am planning a shirt from some of them (AMH painted portrait blouse)! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  70. These will make a lovely quilt!

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  71. I could make some wonderful tote bags from the awesome coordinates in this collection. Thanks for the give away!

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  72. I would make a quilt, by combining any new SunPrint FQs with my tiny bit of Lucky Penny!

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  73. I'd stash the sun prints and use them as blenders in so many projects. They're so perfectly basic, with just enough interest to let them work with anything.

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  74. If I get Text, Feathers or Bikes Path, Im using them as background for a dogwood blossoms quilt!

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  75. I would make a quilt -- maybe zig-zag or Swoon.

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  76. I like the mini quilt you are showing (or maybe some other colorful quilt)/

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  77. I would make a present for my Mum because she is the best :)

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  78. I would use the Sun Print fabric to make a fun purse, and maybe a patchwork vest. Thanks for the fun!

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  79. First, love your blocks. Second, I am trying to collect all the prints from this whole line to make a quilt. I have seen some fantastic things during this blog ho and I would love to create something that shows off all the pretty colors and prints.

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  80. I'd use them for a baby quilt for my next great nephew, due in January. Thanks.

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  81. a mini quilt to hang in my bland cubicle at work!

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  82. You know I love every single one of those! Maybe that is why it's in my 'cart'! I would make a quilt, of course! I'm thinking these would be perfect for my latest pattern!

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  83. I love the blocks that you have created! With this particular print I would make my daughter a colorful and fun backpack for school. She would be the envy of all of her friends. Then I would use the leftover scraps in a quilt.
    All of these fabrics are so usedful for so many different things and this Blog Hop has proven that without a doubt!

    Lisa. 😊

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  84. I would make a quilt for my cousin's daughter, who will be going to university in a couple of years. I'm gathering fresh, vibrant fabrics for the "just right" quilt for Miss Maddie, and these would be perfect--I'm impressed that they are both interesting and calming at the same time. Not many fabrics possess both those qualities

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  85. I have a new grandbaby coming in the spring and a quilt with any of those would be great for a spring baby:)

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  86. Love your blocks and with these beauties I`d love to make a baby quilt and the leftover to make a super cute scarf for me.

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  87. I would make a lap quilt. But, I can also see lots of cute totes in this fabric.

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  88. carrying bag for all my sewing things

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  89. I would love to make a quilt with these beautiful fabrics!

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  90. So many gorgeous fabrics in this line! I'd love to make some quilts with them.

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  91. I would make Christmas gifts or maybe a jewelry pouch? Either sounds fun!

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  92. I love the bike path prints! I want to make a clutch!

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  93. I would love to use the bike path prints for cozy quilts for my two granddaughters!

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  94. i would love to make a quilt... i'm thinking possibly seville: http://www.cluckclucksewpatterns.com/2011/05/seville.html

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  95. i would make a quilt for a friend at church that has glacoma and can only see bright colors. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  96. A question unrelated to this post :S I recently got the 'quilty' magazine issue that contains Chevron & On. I'd like to make this quilt with the Bungalow bundle that I just won but I have a question. The way that you've stated to do the HST would not be my preferred way, I don't like working with the cut on diagonal square and that stretchy bias edge. My question is, if I want to do the one square of print on top of one square of solid, sew on the diagonal - twice and then cut in between, do I still cut the squares the same size as stated in the cutting instructions. 4 7/8" ??? Thanks!

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  97. I would make a cheery wall hanging!

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  98. I would use the text and feather fabrics with the farmers wife quilt I am about to embark on! I want it to have a modern twist to it!

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  99. I am part of Fresh Mini Quilt Round 2 and am wondering if you are planning to post more about the first quilt like you mentioned above: "This block is from the first mini quilt of the Fresh Mini Quilt Club: Round 2 -- more on that coming Monday!"? I am done piecing and am wondering about ideas for quilting this mini!! Thanks so much!

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  100. The Old Maid's Puzzle block looks very pretty in those colors!

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  101. I would like to do a bright quilt using this. I would be selfish and keep it for myself for once.

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