Thursday, 29 September 2011

Instant gratification

I admit, I'm an advertisers dream. When Amy Butler released Soul Blossoms I knew it was merely a matter of time before I bought some.  My lovely LQS had a jelly roll for £39.50. Whilst they knew I was waiting for it I had to graciously decline.  I know they have to make a living but it's quite down heartening to see things that over priced.  So the hunt started online where I found it for £19.50 woo hoo! I'd pass on the secret knowledge but unfortunately the shop was closing down at the time.

Cue the arrival of Soul Blossoms. I opened it up, looked at it, ummed and ahhed. It was scary bright!  Hung up on my design board it looked even brighter!  I've had a play, sectioned some of the colour ways and made a very simple coin stack quilt top. Putting on the grey has made such a difference.  The colours sing rather than fight. The best part was it only took a few hours to get the top together. I have to say it's really growing on me. I'm often quite muted in my choices, but I think this has taught me to be a bit braver. (and to iron before taking photos?)

It's not going to get quilted quite yet, it's my birthday in a few weeks and I'm waiting until then for the bamboo fairy to arrive.  I was recently given a spool of thread to try by my sewing machine repair man.  I was struggling with Gutterman and was looking to try Aurifil. Whilst they didn't have that he did have some he thought I might like. I've got the variegated thread.  I think it'll really pop on the grey sashing.  I might try a quick scrappy mug rug first to see.

I'm loving this weather for photographing quilts, the light is so much better.  Now if only I could get rid of the wind as well we'd be onto a winner!

On a little side note, we've not had stickiness this time, roll on the next treatment! And as I am between treatments I shall be spending this lovely evening, in the garden, relaxing, with a glass of rose, and my dh. Long may this Indian summer last...


  1. The quilt looks lovely Sasha :-)

    So sorry to hear the news, but I'm keeping everything crossed for you for the next round. Enjoy your summer evening Lx

  2. I love the quilt and the colours. Can't wait to see it finished.

  3. Love the quilt and well done for finding the JR at a more reasonable price - £40 is stupid!! Sorry about the lack of stickiness, I was just wondering how you were doing this morning...take care and enjoy your wine xx

  4. The quilt is beautiful - don't stress the 'sticking', your time will come xxx

  5. Your quilt is very lovely! It shows off the beautiful fabric.

    I feel for you Sasha - had a few problems too!