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Soul Blossoms Quilt

Finally, a project to share. Remember when this quilt was on my design wall? Well this weekend I finally finished the Soul Blossoms quilt. When I started this project I think I was only moderately excited about it but as I’ve worked on it this quilt has grown on me by leaps and bounds. Now I love it and wish we didn’t have to part.

This quilt was made for the shop where I work partime.  We needed something using the fabrics from this Amy Butler collection. The shop didn’t order the whole collection and I threw in a few other prints that with smaller designs just to balance out the bigger ones.  The white helps to tone things down a little bit too.

We used the peacock feather print for the back because we have a couple of bolts of this print. If I was keeping it for myself, I may have picked something different.

Now I just need to assemble kits and write a pattern.  I’ve actually used this design before, but with a totally different look. It’s a very basic design, but I love the way it shows off the big, bold prints.
As I mentioned before, I took on this project because the bolts of these fabrics weren’t moving at the shop. I enjoy that challenge – taking something that isn’t selling and using it to create something I like and I hope others will like too. I must get that from my quilting fore-mothers who ‘made it do’ with pieces from the scrap bag. But it’s probably silly comparing pieces from the scrap bag to luscious bolts of Amy Butler prints.
Pattern finished and available in my pattern shop.

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79 Comments

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    Mommy B
    June 4, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    How big is the finished quilt? I'm considering a similar design for a picnic quilt…

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    Kristie
    June 4, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    This looks great. I am not a fan of this line normally, but this looks fantastic!

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    Layne Bushell
    June 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    ohhhh me likey – a loty!

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    Pieces of Sunshine
    June 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I can see why it grew on you Amy. A great design for the larger prints!

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    Heather
    June 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

    That quilt is total eye candy, great job!!

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    madebymum
    June 5, 2011 at 12:07 am

    So bright and cheery you did a great job.

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    Jen
    June 5, 2011 at 12:14 am

    wow, this is really beautiful! I'm a huge fan of AB but wasn't too crazy about this line. this quilt changes my mind! it's gorgeous and you showcased the fabrics beautifully!

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    Sherri
    June 5, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Gorgeous…I think the AB at the shop will start selling right away!

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    QuiltyGirl
    June 5, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Love it! I'm so glad you stuck with the blue dot cornerstones. 🙂

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    ScissorsandThread
    June 5, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Wow this looks great – I love the way the white makes the prints pop.

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    Elisa Black
    June 5, 2011 at 3:40 am

    WOW!!! Your quilt is gorgeous and I bet Soul Blossoms is going to be flying out the door once the shop dispays it. Great photos!! I would have trouble parting with it, too.

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    Annabella
    June 5, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Oh this is my kind of quilt – big and bold and makes a great statement! It's really beautiful. It looks gorgeous where you live – love the mountains just peeking over the yard fence.

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    Pontos da Flávia
    June 5, 2011 at 3:59 am

    amazing! I love this quilt!!!

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    Amanda
    June 5, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Really beautiful!

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    Bec
    June 5, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Looks gorgeous Amy. I hadnt bought any of this range and I wasnt all that excited about it. But seeing it in your Quilt.. Im wishing I had. Its beautiful! xx Bec

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    Cecily
    June 5, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Beautiful! It's a great pattern and it really highlights the fabrics… I'm sure those fabrics will sell like crazy now!

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    quiltilicious
    June 5, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Stunning, really stunning.

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    Tricia
    June 5, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love the pattern you used and the big "pops" of color. I'm sure that your finished quilt will be very popular with the quilt shop customers!

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    LynCC
    June 5, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Oh, good! You kept the blue polka dots sashing squares!! I LOVE the quilt!!! Will the kits be the same fabrics as this one? If so, I want one. But I live in Florida – does the shop ship?

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    Betty Lou
    June 5, 2011 at 7:20 am

    This is a real beauty, the white lattice is just enough to set it off. Stunning.

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    Aunt Spicy
    June 5, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I have to tell you…was not a fan of the Soul Blossom line till I saw this quilt! Its fab!

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    Jane
    June 5, 2011 at 8:16 am

    This is just beautiful, Amy! I love it!

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    Sasha
    June 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

    That quilt is beautiful!! I love it!! The colors are gorgeous!!!

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    Colleen
    June 5, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Love the big, bold prints and the white &quot;settles&quot; everything down. Beautiful :)<br /><br />LOVE your quilts and your blog 🙂

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    Shearow
    June 5, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Wow, I love this! I have 3 packs of Soul Blossoms and I&#39;m trying to decide on what pattern to use. <br />Lauren

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    Linda
    June 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

    This is a wonderful pattern for this great fabric. Who wouldn&#39;t love Amy Butler fabric! I can&#39;t imagine it not flying off the shelf, It will when they see this quilt!!

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    Kar
    June 5, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Gorgeous quilt! I&#39;m sure the fabric will sell now after your sample is seen. Wonderful job. 🙂

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    Barbara
    June 5, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I love this! Surprisingly, none of the patterns really compete with each other and it all goes together wonderfully.

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    Kelly
    June 5, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Fantastic quilt!

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    Mary Jane's TEAROOM
    June 5, 2011 at 10:02 am

    This is beautiful Amy!…<br />Susan x

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    DeeRoo
    June 5, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Yes, that always amazes me how something that pretty just doesn&#39;t move at all but make an example…show them what can be done and bam!…out the door it goes.<br /><br />AND what is nice about a line like that is you can just do something simple and come out with something smashing!<br />Great job!<br />xo

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    Pam
    June 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I actually really like this fabric. I won some and was thinking about the best way to use it. I was thinking purses/bags, kids clothes, but I really like your quilt, so I am probably going to go with something like that. I should have some left over for bags or clothes. Wonderful, thanks!

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    Biz
    June 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I always have a problem picking fabric, but this all goes together so beautifully!<br />I want to make one of my very own!<br />Biz

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    Jenny
    June 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    This is gorgeous. I voted against the blue dots (I was *sure* they weren&#39;t right), and that just goes to reinforce that I know absolutely nothing about combining fabrics. Looking at the finished project, it was the perfect choice.

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    prairiewhisper
    June 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I LOVE it!! I always love Amy Butler fabric, but never know what to do with it. I might actually buy some fabric this year.

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    diane
    June 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    love this pattern and what a difference the fabric makes. This new one is especially lovely!

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    Happy Cottage Quilter
    June 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Wow the quilt is gorgeous!

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    Katy Cameron
    June 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    This looks fab! I so want your job lol Although I can see how it might be tough to be parted from your creations…

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    Deborah in Atlanta
    June 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I&#39;m with LynCC – I LOVE the quilt!!! Will the kits be the same fabrics as this one? If so, I want one. Does the shop ship?

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    LittleLucyGoosey
    June 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I LOVE this quilt!!! Great job, Amy!

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    Me and My Brain
    June 5, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    This is definitely a therapy quilt… because it makes me happy just looking at it… I have one it&#39;s my Halloween quilt…

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    anne
    June 6, 2011 at 2:06 am

    ooh what a great quilt, love the fabbie. What is the pattern as the link is not working for me. Love it.

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    Kristen516
    June 6, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Oh My gosh! It&#39;s beautiful! I made a quilt with Soul Blossoms…..

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    Letterpress
    June 6, 2011 at 7:43 am

    You are an inspiration! I&#39;ve got a stack of this on my shelf, and needed a push to get started on this. Thanks for showing off this beautiful quilt (and I do love that backing, even if it is over the top). Your quilts are lovely.<br /><br />Elizabeth E.<br />http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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    Live a Colorful Life
    June 6, 2011 at 8:24 am

    This turned out great. I still haven&#39;t cut into Soul Blossoms yet. This would be the perfect pattern…

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    Simply AJ
    June 6, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Amazing and beautiful… you have done it again! AJ

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    Meg
    June 6, 2011 at 10:47 am

    What a clever way to showcase all of those gorgeous large-scale prints and manage to calm them down a bit, too. I actually really like the fabric for the backing!

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    Sachiko
    June 6, 2011 at 10:53 am

    This quilt is so gorgeous Amy. I LOVE it!

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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Hi Amy, sadly the link to the pattern does not work. Is the pattern avaiable and is it for using a layer cake? I like the quilt very much.I fell in love with the summer house fabrics and I think this would be the perfect pattern!<br />Greetings from Germany, Inka<br />inka(dot)mangels(at)elaborate-consult(dot)de

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    a little bit biased
    June 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    It turned out really cute! I love that challenge too! Hope it makes the fabric sell faster! I can totally relate! :)<br /><br />Amber

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    Emily R.
    June 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I&#39;d love the pattern, too!!

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    ELP
    June 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Oh my BEAUTIFUL quilt, the colors wonderful

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    April
    June 6, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I think you&#39;ve solved the &quot;fabric isn&#39;t moving&quot; problem. It&#39;s beautiful. Lovely work.<br />Mwa!<br />April

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    Kmdavis2
    June 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I love this line of fabric! You did an amazing job showcasing it with your beautiful quilt.

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    June 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I really like what you did with Soul Blossom Amy! I may have to use mine for the same quilt!

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    Alycia
    June 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Holy cow – if the fabric wasn&#39;t moving – i bet it will now!! I love it!

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    asnipofgoodness
    June 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    so very yummy, love it!

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    Leena Salleh
    June 7, 2011 at 3:36 am

    beatiful quilt and finish! Love it!

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    amylouwho
    June 7, 2011 at 8:07 am

    great way to use these fabrics together! My LQS ordered the whole line and is having a similar problem. I should show them this. The white really does break it up and make the prints stand out! LOVE!

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    Mitzi
    June 7, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Love it! Perfect way to use those fabrics. Beautiful.

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    susan
    June 7, 2011 at 10:54 am

    It is simply stunning!

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    Cindy
    June 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I am in love with this quilt. Pure and simple. You must be so proud – great job!

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    Judy
    June 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    This is so wonderful. I would like to make this with my Soul Blossoms. Is the pattern available? Thank you. Judy

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    Quiltstory
    June 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    You did this quilt perfectly! It is a hard line for quilts, better for totes and apparel and such…I love how you put this together. Well done!!

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    Cathy
    June 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I really love this quilt! Really yummy!!!

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    madebymum
    June 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Hi Amy just on the off chance I don&#39;t suppose the quilt shop you work in has any fig tree buttercup fabric? I am itching to buy some.<br />love J

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    Wendys Hat
    June 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

    It&#39;s simply beautiful! I would hate to part with it as well.

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    amandajean
    June 13, 2011 at 9:48 am

    This is utterly fantastic! I think I&#39;d also enjoy the challenge of designing a quilt using fabrics that aren&#39;t selling in a shop. You&#39;ve showcased them beautifully!

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    rushartist
    June 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    This quilt is FANTASTIC!!!! Really. I am floored and want it for my daughter. So, so beautiful. You are extremely talented. I found you through Tip Junkie. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    June 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Oh! Lovely…

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    Brooke
    June 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Such a stunning quilt, I adore Amy Butler fabrics, and you definitely did them justice! *sigh* It&#39;s just so dreamy! I&#39;ll have to pin it for sure 😉

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    Bubble Juice
    June 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Exquisite quilt!!

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    Larri @ Seams Inspired
    July 1, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Wow! It&#39;s simply stunning, truly a gorgeous quilt.<br /><br />Visiting from Sew &amp; Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! ☺

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    Carla
    July 1, 2011 at 9:06 am

    If I saw this at your shop, I would so buy up the kit to make this lovely! It came out darling and I love the backing. It&#39;s wild like me. Thanks for sharing!

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    notes of sincerity
    July 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

    What a gorgeous quilt Amy!! :o)

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    Kelly
    July 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    This is such an eye catcher! The prints are so well balanced and the white boarder just keeps is all pulled together. Nice finish!

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    Leah
    July 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Stunning! The fabrics do really well in that design. Hope they inspire others at the store.

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    Jessica Defibaugh
    August 23, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I found you on Flickr and I am moving your button to my blog… LOVE YOUR SITE! Have a GREAT DAY!

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    QwertyJuice
    July 18, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Gorgeous quilt and wonderful site! I have posted about it on my blog as inspiration for a memory quilt!<br /> http://www.buonaserababy.blogspot.it

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