Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gypsy love...and Soul Blossoms!!

When Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms fabric line originally came out, I didn't realize how awesome it was.  Several years later I saw a few quilts online made from Soul Blossoms fabric and managed to find a yard of each of the prints in the collection.  I've been hoarding them for years, only making an occasional quilt or bag from them.  I knew that my new Gypsy pattern would be perfect for this beautiful fabric....

Here is an up-close, sexy shot of the quilting...The panto is called Jessie's Swirls and I love the texture it gave this quilt.  The background fabric is Kona Stone, if I recall....

Rebecca will be binding it this week and (hopefully) some cover pictures can be taken at my Mom's house.  She has a gate on the front of the house that might just look fantastic with this quilt hanging on it...If not, she has a park right up from her house--maybe there is a nice spot there to take a pic.

Anyhow, that about sums up what I did this week.  I really would have had this quilted during August, but I didn't like the background fabric and had to re-order some new fabric (and unload the quilt from the longarm frame, etc) because I was just going to "go with it" even though the first fabric wasn't right.  I'm very glad that I waited because this turned out so much better with the new backing.

Did I ever show a pic of the bag I made with some of my coveted Soul Blossoms? It is called the Tessa Bag and I love it...wait, I haven't ever used it because I love it so much, but someday I will!!

I'm down to about 8 more months before retirement...I can't wait!  Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

  1. This one is is very attractive in both the shading and the panto texture. Keep up the good work!