*Footnote Quilt Made from Soul Mate by Amy Butler – and Two Other Projects to Try!

IMG_9094I’d love to introduce you to Soul Mate – Amy Butler’s latest collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics.  In fact, I’ve got three inspired projects for you to consider.  Brace yourself for total breathtaking beauty!  And thanks for indulging me and letting me introduce you to a few of my Soul Mates, too.

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That Amy Butler.  She’s a ray of sunshine.  A precious lil’ lover.  A bright shiny light.  All the things super vivid and lovely and glittery; that pretty much sums up Ms. Butler.  I love that cat dearly so when I was asked to make something with her newest collection Soul Mate, I couldn’t say no.


Introducing the first project, the *Footnote quilt pattern was calling my name with all 24 pieces of Soul Mate and 24 coordinating FreeSpirit solids, I knew this quilt was destined to be a stunner and eventually to live on my bed!!


Here’s my dad giving his seal of approval during the design process.  He also came to the rescue by bringing me my mom’s sewing machine when mine crashed during the process.


I’m so grateful for Quilting by the Stitch who was able to quilt this duder beautifully!   I really like simple, irregular quilting.  These lines work like magic.


Bright colors totally found in nature, this collection is incredibly love infused and filled with wonder.



Want more inspiration?  Here’s another beautiful Soul Mate inspiration. Carnival Pinwheels by Susan Guzman. IMG_4224

Carnival Pinwheels Quilt – FREE on FreeSpirit’s website.  Download the pattern here!

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Try your hand at tote making with the Carnival Pinwheels Tote by Amy Butler and Susan GuzmanThis tote is a mini version of the Carnival quilt, and is a supplemental pattern to Amy’s Spice Market Tote, which I have made multiple times!!


Carnival Pinwheels Tote – FREE on FreeSpirit’s website –  Download the pattern here!

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Love is love is love.  And I love love love this collection of fabric.  I love the way it looks in the *Footnote quilt.  I just super love that Amy Butler.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t introduce you my dearest Soul Mate, Ms. Jamie MacDougall.

And here are a slug more of my favorite people in the entire world.  My own personal collection of soul mates, soul friends, soul sisters and brothers, my super star seeds.



Want to win a gorgeous bundle of Soul Mate by Amy Butler of your very own?  The generous people at FreeSpirit are giving one away!  Find me on Instagram @CrimsonTate and post a comment there focused on who are your Soul Mates? I always love a good story or reasons why.  Winner will be randomly drawn on Monday, July 24.  Don’t delay!  Comments left here on my blog are a BONUS just for funzies. I’d love to hear what you think, though.  xoxoxo.

Find me on Instagram @CrimsonTate and be sure to check out @AmyButlerDesign@FreeSpiritFabric , too, for loads of inspiration.





“Excuse me! Are you Tula Pink?!” — Quilt Market Review Continues Including Best Quilt At Market, IMO.


Day two of Quilt Market, I was standing in the aura of Tula Pink, Freespirit Fabrics designer, trying to take it all in when a woman interrupts my Tula Pink coma saying “Excuse me! I’m so sorry.  Are you Tula Pink?” And so it begins.  I’m later to find out that this character that confuses me with Tula is Mary Fons of Quilty Magazine.  We giggle about the incident when a series of events finds me chatting with her after I’ve inadvertently crashed a quilting magazine industry party on the eighth floor of a hotel that is a few miles away from my hotel.  This whole story is way better told in person.


Tula Pink can’t be stopped.  I am at times speechless just trying to take in the abundance of pattern, color, design, absurdity, beauty, and cohesion that is Tula Pink.  Take a closer look at her quilt market booth.


Fabric flowers in vases.


A really great series of pillows.


As quilts.  As garments.  As home decor.  It all works.


Holy.  This butterfly quilt was designed by Tula Pink as a block of the month.  You can bet your sweet bippy that we’re gonna do this at Crimson Tate.  It’s absolutely stunning.


Here’s an up-close look at the quilting.  So good.

But let’s chat about THE BEST QUILT found at quilt market.  It’s this one —>


I’m angry that I don’t have a better photo of the entire quilt.  I can still hear Tula’s voice as I’m franticaly trying to get a photo of it at her School House chat “Don’t worry.  It’ll be in the booth.  You can get a good photo of it later.” But in fact, I never saw the quilt outstretched again after that moment.  I couldn’t get a full view of it.  Ugh!  But I did get a few close-ups so you can see why it’s so incredible.


That Angela Waters.  Whoa.  And closer still.


As my friend Lindsay of Ellesquare says “You drank the Kool-Aid.” And in fact I did.  Coming to live at Crimson Tate in the next few months is not only Tula Pink’s entire line of quilting weight cottons from her collection, Acacia, but also her hand piecing kit that makes this quilt.



Seen again here along with needlework pillows, also coming to Crimson Tate.


Boxes of Tula Pink Aurifil thread, both the large and small sizes along with her newest collection of ribbons for Renaissance Ribbons.Image

I have a serious Kool-Aid mustache.  I might have gone a little crazy.  I leave you with a few other random bits that are interesting and all Tula Pink.  Holy mother.