Saturday, June 4, 2011

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.

79 comments:

Mommy B said...

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

Kristie said...

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

Layne Bushell said...

ohhhh me likey - a loty!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

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

Heather said...

That quilt is total eye candy, great job!!

madebymum said...

So bright and cheery you did a great job.

Jen said...

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!

Sherri said...

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

QuiltyGirl said...

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

ScissorsandThread said...

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

Elisa Black said...

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.

Annabella said...

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.

Pontos da Flávia said...

amazing! I love this quilt!!!

Amanda said...

Really beautiful!

Bec said...

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

Cecily said...

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

quiltilicious said...

Stunning, really stunning.

Tricia said...

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!

LynCC said...

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?

Betty Lou said...

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

Aunt Spicy said...

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

Jane said...

This is just beautiful, Amy! I love it!

Sasha said...

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

Colleen said...

Love the big, bold prints and the white "settles" everything down. Beautiful :)

LOVE your quilts and your blog :)

Shearow said...

Wow, I love this! I have 3 packs of Soul Blossoms and I'm trying to decide on what pattern to use.
Lauren

Linda said...

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

Kar said...

Gorgeous quilt! I'm sure the fabric will sell now after your sample is seen. Wonderful job. :)

Barbara said...

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

Kelly said...

Fantastic quilt!

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

This is beautiful Amy!...
Susan x

DeeRoo said...

Yes, that always amazes me how something that pretty just doesn't move at all but make an example...show them what can be done and bam!...out the door it goes.

AND what is nice about a line like that is you can just do something simple and come out with something smashing!
Great job!
xo

Pam said...

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!

Biz said...

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

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous. I voted against the blue dots (I was *sure* they weren'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.

prairiewhisper said...

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.

diane said...

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

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow the quilt is gorgeous!

Katy Cameron said...

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

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'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?

LittleLucyGoosey said...

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

Me and My Brain said...

This is definitely a therapy quilt... because it makes me happy just looking at it... I have one it's my Halloween quilt...

anne said...

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

Kristen516 said...

Oh My gosh! It's beautiful! I made a quilt with Soul Blossoms.....

Letterpress said...

You are an inspiration! I'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.

Elizabeth E.
http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Live a Colorful Life said...

This turned out great. I still haven't cut into Soul Blossoms yet. This would be the perfect pattern...

Simply AJ said...

Amazing and beautiful... you have done it again! AJ

Meg said...

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!

Sachiko said...

This quilt is so gorgeous Amy. I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

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!
Greetings from Germany, Inka
inka(dot)mangels(at)elaborate-consult(dot)de

a little bit biased said...

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

Amber

Emily R. said...

I'd love the pattern, too!!

ELP said...

Oh my BEAUTIFUL quilt, the colors wonderful

April said...

I think you've solved the "fabric isn't moving" problem. It's beautiful. Lovely work.
Mwa!
April

Kmdavis2 said...

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

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

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

Alycia said...

Holy cow - if the fabric wasn't moving - i bet it will now!! I love it!

asnipofgoodness said...

so very yummy, love it!

Leena Salleh said...

beatiful quilt and finish! Love it!

amylouwho said...

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!

Mitzi said...

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

susan said...

It is simply stunning!

Cindy said...

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

Judy said...

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

Quiltstory said...

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!!

Cathy said...

I really love this quilt! Really yummy!!!

madebymum said...

Hi Amy just on the off chance I don't suppose the quilt shop you work in has any fig tree buttercup fabric? I am itching to buy some.
love J

Wendys Hat said...

It's simply beautiful! I would hate to part with it as well.

amandajean said...

This is utterly fantastic! I think I'd also enjoy the challenge of designing a quilt using fabrics that aren't selling in a shop. You've showcased them beautifully!

rushartist said...

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.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh! Lovely...

Brooke said...

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

Bubble Juice said...

Exquisite quilt!!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Wow! It's simply stunning, truly a gorgeous quilt.

Visiting from Sew & Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! ☺

Carla said...

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's wild like me. Thanks for sharing!

notes of sincerity said...

What a gorgeous quilt Amy!! :o)

Kelly said...

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

Leah said...

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

Jessica Defibaugh said...

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

QwertyJuice said...

Gorgeous quilt and wonderful site! I have posted about it on my blog as inspiration for a memory quilt!
www.buonaserababy.blogspot.it