Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Rear Window with Soul
Earlier this year while I was browsing the aisles at Patched Works in Elm Grove, WI, the shop owner asked if we had ever made any of our quilts with Amy Butler prints. I had used Amy's prints here and there in our samples, but never for the whole quilt. However, I had been eyeing what was at the time her latest collection and was looking for an excuse to buy some and make a sample with it. As it turned out that summer day, a quick question was all the encouragement I needed to acquire a neat little stack of Soul Blossoms in what I am calling the blue/green colorway. I decided to narrow down the palette instead of using the entire collection because the fabrics are very eclectic in style. This particular quilt only finishes 54" x 63"-- too small to add all of the fabrics in the collection and still get a cohesive look. So, I narrowed it down to about ten different fabrics. And I knew right there at the cutting table that I was going to use white kona solid as the frames. I am happy with the way this top turned out. It has a fresh, springy look to it--very contrary to our current weather in Chicago!
The quilt is now in line to be quilted at Patched Works. Stay tuned for future pictures, or, go and check it out for yourself. They will have the quilt on display in the coming months and you can get some Soul Blossoms of your own as they stock much of the line.