Thursday, April 21, 2011

Soulful


I must still be on a color craving kick, because my latest project has bucketloads.
  This quilt top is made from a jelly roll of Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms, a handful of fat quarters
 from the same line (the prints missing from the jelly roll), with Kona Coal  cut into 1 1/2" strips for the solid.

As for the pattern - it is the same concept I  used on the Love quilt I made last fall, 
only instead of halving the jelly roll strips, I cut them into thirds.  I mixed it up by adding
 9 blocks instead of 1.  Unquilted, it measures 65" square - pretty decent sized.



You may think it a little busy (I have thought it myself a time or two), but really, it just has soul.
 A whole lotta soul.


I am also loving color on a softer scale.
Our nectarine tree is in bloom.  It is my favorite flowering tree of the fruity variety.


And, this was the vista from my son's soccer game this week.
Beautiful.


It finally feels like spring, and that is good for the soul.

Happy Easter!

23 comments:

Brenda said...

I agree! Spring is good for the soul!

Your quilt is beautiful--LOVE the vibrant colors with the black!
Stunning!

Happy Easter to you and your family! Hello to your sweet MOM! :)

Garden of Egan said...

That is darling!
You are mighty creative!

Des said...

ab'soul'utely perfect!! love it!
can never be too busy for me. love the design.

Jenny said...

That is WOW!! Love the gray with those colors, it really gives your eye something to look at with all the colors...one of my favorites this week!! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Awesome colour!!!Thanks for showing us this gloriously colourful quilt.

June Calender said...

Your quilt doesn't look hectic to me -- it looks very lovely, so lovely I'm feelimg like digging into my stash and doing something similar -- although I don't have any jelly rolls and won't buy any because I prefer to use my embarrassingly big stash. Really, it says to me, hurray, it' spring an summer is coming!

Kevin said...

I love how 'happy' this quilt turned out!

xoxoxo

SO I'M Anna Fogg, an eclectic kinda gal said...

Really just inspirational! Candy for the eyes.

Becki said...

How do you finish your quilts? Do you quilt by hand? I am a beginning quilter and of course, do not have a special quilting machine so I am unsure as to how to finish my quilt. My husband's Granny will let me use her quilting table to finish it by hand but I am curious to see what other people do. Cheers! Becki

Melanie said...

I love it!!

Anonymous said...

This quilt is absolutely amazing. I found it on pinterest! I am totally going to have to add this to my quilts to be made list! Thank you so much!!! I LOVE it!!!!

quiltmastercurl said...

I would love to know the name of the pattern for this scrappy love blossoms quilt.
caroldebbout@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I used to work for Amy Butler...I think I will have to try to make this quilt...it is just BEAUTIFUL!

lizziep said...

This is beautiful!! I know you made this a few years ago, I dont suppose you remember how many FQs you needed to make this? Thank you so much

skippie said...

I saw your quilt on Pinterest and Absolutely love your quilt. So much so that I will make one with a Kafffe Fassett jelly roll. Have enough Kaffe stash to add to it.
Thank you.

Naomi Collins said...

This is so pretty!! Can I ask what width measurement the dark grey colour is?

It's so pretty!

WTFKitty said...

is there anyway to get slightly more detailed directions to make this? its beautiful and something i would like to try.

Lyric said...

Bravo, Bravo!

A neophyte quilter,

Lyric
http://www.sewandcro.com

Paula Sue said...

I am almost done with my version of your quilt. Thank you so much for posting the sizes of the strips! I am so excited. Did you add a border? I am debating on bordering or not bordering

Jennifer Price said...

Along with everyone else, I love all the colors, and I really love how you pieced the jelly roll so that the rows are multi patterns. I'm getting ready to make a pillow cover using this as a guide. Thanks for the inspiration!

cristina maria said...

Ficou linda!!
Parabéns!!

Pauline Perry said...

Your Whole Lotta Soul quilt is STUNNING!! I love it. The colours are gorgeous and the black works wonders - a brilliant design - you are so talented to have the vision to make this. You will never tire of looking at this quilt there is so much to see - such beauty all over it. Congratulations.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Erika said...

Your Quilt is Gorgeous. Found you on Pinterest and had to look. Glad I did.