Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's a flimsy..........

As I suspected, I was able to finish the "Soul Searching" quilt top I started last week.

(My apologies for the sloppy photography in this post.  Every time I get ready to take photos outside,
some gale force winds blow up and prevent me from getting good shots! ARGH!)

What do you get when you put together various shades of blue such as:

cobalt
azure
Prussian
sky
royal
sapphire
midnight
baby

(I promise it is square!)


And then you add some purples such as:

royal
electric
mauve
orchid
phlox
lavender
pansy
violet

(Again.....just imagine it is square, because it is! LOL)


Combine those with a ton of neutrals like:
camel
ecru
sand
wheat
buff
taupe
beige
khaki


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My friends Dar and Teresa would probably say, "A match made in Heaven!"  Well, the recipients of this quilt are a match made in Heaven........at least I think so? LOL 

What do you think?

"Soul Mates"
Inspired by Kathy Doughty's 
"Soul Searching" quilt and design.
(I promise it is square!  The wind WOULD NOT agree for a nice photo!  You can see how the flimsy is bowing between the railings and is lop sided!  ARGH!)

I simply love all of the various colors, prints, and variations of the fabrics in this quilt!
Thanks to Cardygirl for your lovely inspiration and encouragement!
Thanks Bev for letting me borrow your 2.5" strip die for the accuquilt!

True to form in my previous post, I knew this would be a super quick top to put together for me.  SUPER SCRAPPY mixed with some therapeutic straight sewing!  I will DEFINITELY be making more quilts like this in various other colors!  This will be quilted for my friends Matt and Samantha who are getting married next June.  Perhaps you could help me decide upon a quilting pattern?  I would love to hear your comments and suggestions?! ?!?!?!?

This was a nice little project to ease my mind for a while.  But, now it's back to another project that needs to get finished!  The fabrics came in!!!!!!!!  Times a' wastin'!!!! 

As always,
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter




26 comments:

  1. Wow! That was quick! You just found this pattern. It turned out great!

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  2. Looks fabulous! I love your version.

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  3. Awesome job! Love the name of it and the colors! May they have many happy years under their new quilt!

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  4. Beautiful! I love blue and purple and scrappy of course!

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  5. Love Love Love this! You did an awesome job!!!

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  6. LOVE it! Too bad it's not square. JUST KIDDING! ;) I had the same problem with the wind yesterday. Awesome job on a very lovely quilt for your lovely friends!

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  7. 50 shades of color for the match made in heaven. ;-) Quilting advice - someone once told me that straight lines need curvy quilting and circular quilts need geometric quilting? So did I miss pirate day? ARGH!

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  8. Oh yeah!!! You KNOW I love those colors!!! Dang! Now I'm going to have to make one too :*)

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  9. This looks great Kevin. I like the mix of purples and blues

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  10. I love this quilt and I have the book and thus, the pattern!

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  11. ooooh!!!! It's marvelous. :D How involved are you wanting the quilting? This would look great with anything organic/swirly. You could do an all-over fmq swirl or paisley-ish approach. Or you could stich-in-the-ditch between the main color blocks and do two different swirly-ish FMQs in those sections, maybe a larger-scale design on the blues and purples and a smaller-scale in the camels to let the "colors" pop a little higher from the "sands". . . just some brainstorming.

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  12. The quilt makes me think of blue and purple Chinese lanterns (which is actually appropriate for a wedding!) I don't have any suggestions for the quilting other than an all over pattern. Love the name, "Soul Mates" is very fitting.

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  13. This is wonderful. I love purples and blues in a quilt. I'd also heard that something curvy looks good when the quilt is angular. Maybe some spirals in the blue and purple and straight lines in the neutrals?

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  14. I love it! The colors work beautifully together. And I hear you about the wind, that happened to me last month when I tried to photograph a finish !

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  15. Beautiful quilt! Love the colours you used!

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  16. Keven your quilt is beautiful - art work with all the thought of colors working together! Amazing!

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  17. It is beautiful Kevin and the wind doesn't have to be agreeable! Thanks for sharing.
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  18. Love your version of Soul Searching. That came together so fast!

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  19. That is the next quilt that I am cutting for from Kathy's book. Mine will be multicolor but I really like yours in blues and purples.

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  20. That top is GORGEOUS!!! I think it would look REALLY nice in my newly painted guest bedroom!

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  21. I love it! The combination of blue and purple is so calming as your eyes wander around the quilt. I think you've done a great job putting all of those fabrics together. A nice touch that they are the bride and groom's favourite colours. What a lovely personal gift for them.

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  22. Kevin, I'm embarrassed that I was so late in checking in to your blog. I do love that quilt -- as you so correctly predicted! Your quilt is definitely Heavenly. Your friends will be thrilled. I think I may have the perfect quilting pattern for your wedding quilt. I've used it several times for this type of occasion. I'll show you next time we get together.

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  23. How beautiful Kevin and I can see why you liked this pattern....oh gosh I might have to make one too!!

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  24. Wonderful quilt... I was very inspirered by this and another quilt in the same book and couldn't decide so I ended up mixing them up :) that's what I love about Katy's books - they are so inspirational. I really, really love your version of it.

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  25. Gasp!! GORGEous!!!! I love it Kevin!

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