Friday, 5 December 2014

Soul Blossoms Quilt

It all started with a charm pack...

I live round the corner from The Cotton Patch and went in for a perv at all the seductive fabric they have just lying around, wantonly purring 'buy me! Buy me!"  

Now I don't have much in common with Oscar Wilde but I can't resist temptation and I just had to have Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms range in its entirety right that very second.  A charm pack seemed the only way.

I'd never made a quilt before so it seemed an impossible task to turn those sweet little squares into a usable object.  To be honest there was zero planning involved - I just started sewing. 

Right from the off the effervescence of the prints and the bright pink tones made me think of my best buddy.  

It was a big rush and I was sewing the last piece of binding just as he walked up the path, but I made it.  I was worried he'd think 'What the hell is this?' but he was so touched he burst into tears!  

Bound with Amy Butler's Sari Blooms

He signed the letter
"All yours, 
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!"

Linking up with TGIFFLink-a-Finish FridayCan I Get a Whoop Whoop and Finish it up Friday.


  1. Love it! I must finish my soul blossoms quilt too. Do you hire out your model?!

  2. Lovely story.. it made me smile! and well done you, making a great quilt that he'll treasure. Linda

  3. Oh.My.GOODNESS this is GORgeous---and he is priceless :)

  4. Looking good and what a fun pics! :)

  5. What a great statr to your quilting adventure! Love that border fabric! I could eat a gallon of it! cheers!

    1. Thanks Claire - it's 'Sari Blooms' in moss. It is edible, isn't it?