Thursday, January 28, 2021


Every once in awhile, a designer creates a collection that speaks to me so much that I could not get enough of it. Observatory by Alison Glass was one of those collections for me, and when I saw Spectrum (pattern also by Alison Glass) made in Observatory, I just knew I had to make it.

This is actually a super-easy quilt, consisting of just quarter-square triangles and some strips. The fabrics and colors is what makes this quilt so special to me. Like all Alison Glass quilts, the fabrics really glow.

I decided to keep the quilting very light and simple here with a few different geometric designs, though I made a quilting plan for the different patterns to shift across the quilt so that it's still interesting for me to look at and not too boring to quilt.

I filled the sashing strips with probably my favorite design to use in long strips: ribbon candies. Even after all this time, I still struggle with making this design look perfect and even, so I'll just have to be happy with my more free-form "organic" ribbon candies.

Due to the larger scale quilting, this was done fairly quickly and is actually a very cuddly quilt. This is great because I definitely don't have a lot of those. Although I can't photograph it, one thing I particularly love about this quilt is the mix of textures between the lighter batik fabrics and the heavier Kaleidoscope solids. In both colors and texture, this quilt is definitely a feast for the senses!


  1. As one who loves all your quilts this one does not disappoint me for sure!

  2. Another pretty quilt, Liz. Always fun to see your quilts and the beautiful quilting. Your ribbon candy looks great to me!

  3. Absolutely lush and brilliant. Your quilting is amazing!

  4. Your ribbon candy looks full and lush to me! :)

  5. You did a fabulous job! Its an easy piecing quilt but with a lot of bang due to your choice/placement of fabrics and your quilting. Awesome job!


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