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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Amy Butler Diamonds

So, here's the deal.  You all know I love Amy Butler fabrics, and through no fault of my own, I have amassed quite a hoard of it.  Okay, maybe I'm at fault just a little bit.

At one time, I probably had over 30 yards of Amy Butler fabrics, in 42 different prints (I counted).  Yikes!  That is a LOT!  Little by little though, I am chipping away at it, which is why I've made so many quilts with them.  I am ready to bust my stash.  I have considered separating them by color and mixing them with others, but Amy Butler fabrics are so bold and vibrant that it can be tough to do that.

Anyway, all of this is to say that I am working on another Amy Butler quilt, and this one really is one of my favorites.

  

It all started when I designed Acadian Trellis for Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine almost a year ago.  I used 16 different Cameo prints, and ended up with quite a lot left over.  Westminster Fabrics graciously provided the fabrics for that quilt, and they were very generous with their cuts.

The rest of my Amy Butler stash was collected for a custom twin sized quilt over the summer, and then the customer found other fabrics she preferred.  To be fair, I ordered the fabrics before she completely committed to them because the thought of all of that Amy Butler made me a little giddy and I lost my head.  Other than that, I have collected a print here and there, but nothing major- honest!

The good thing is, when I sold my Unruly quilt, two other people wanted a quilt made with similar fabrics, so this is one of those. I didn't have to hunt down the fabrics I needed because they were already sitting right there on my shelf!  As much as I love Amy Butler fabrics, I have to admit that I'm ready to use them up.


31 comments:

  1. Wow WOW!!! This is absolutely beautiful. Yes, these colors are wonderful.

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  2. I think that pattern is great for Amy. You are an inspiration for me. I have a lot of Amy also, but not sure about 30 yards, I have enough that my daughter wants to be in charge of who gets it if I die before I make a quilt!! My daughter in law only wants Amy Butler as an inheritance, so there you go. Should I make a quilt or leave it for others?
    jlblvn at gmail dot com

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    1. Ask your daughter and your daughter-in-law what size they want their quilts, make them for them, and then tell them to keep their eyes of your stash! ;)

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    2. Whoops. That should be "off" your stash!

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  3. Oh Kelly, this quilt is BEAUTIFUL. Your fabric selection is consistently awesome. Did you use the equilateral triangle pattern ?

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    1. Thank you Vicki! I'm so happy you like it. Yes, I did use an equilateral triangle ruler and then just joined the triangles end to end.

      :) Kelly

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  4. Great, rich fabrics. Perfect design for them too.

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  5. I understand why you love these fabrics so much. what a great quilt you have made from them

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  6. I treasure the Amy Butler fabric scraps that I received from a friend - they just always add the right depth of colour into projects. Love your new quilt - it shows off the fabric brilliantly.

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  7. Beautiful top! I never thought to make diamonds with triangles!

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  8. Your quilt is gorgeous! I like the colors but I really like that you chose triangles/diamonds...Looks really good!

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  9. I like that you used the triangles to make diamonds. Gives it a nice depth, visually. Not sure I envy you binding it with all those angles. I'm lazy that way.

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  10. I am so envious, how did you sell your Unruly quilt? Etsy doesn't seem to be working for me. Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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  11. Gorgeous. I'm exactly the same with Kaffe fabrics and yet keep buying more.

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  12. Another gorgeous quilt, Kelly

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  13. Wow Kelly, you are on a roll! This looks so great too :)

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  14. That is beautiful! I love Amy Butler fabric. I have to say I have a nice little bundle. No where near yours but just as precious. I also just bought your unruly pattern from Craftsy and I'm looking forward to having a go at it. Will you make this into a pattern as well?

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    1. oh, thank you so much! I think you'll love the Unruly pattern, and I'm glad you like this quilt. I won't be doing a pattern because it's pretty straightforward. I just used an equilateral triangle ruler and then set the triangles end to end to make diamonds!

      :) Kelly

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  15. I love Amy butler fabrics also and has some in my stash. I am though not looking forward to destashing my self of AB fabrics but I use them little by little in different projects. Your AB projects inspire me.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. This is fabulous. I love the feeling of green that it gives - like a lake reflecting a forest. Can't wait to see what else you make with all that AB fabric. :)

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Those fabrics all look like little jewels.

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  18. Well you already know I love Amy Butler - and this quilt is so pretty. Love the triangle/diamonds pattern!

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  19. Really a wonderful way to show off those beautiful fabrics Kelly! I love this quilt!

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  20. This quilt is lovely and you've finally got me sold on these fabrics, will be getting some to work with myself. Keep a watch!!!

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  21. Wow, that is a lot of Amy Butler! But at least you are putting it all to good use :-)

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  22. Nicely done! The diamonds are a great pattern for these prints. You still have enough for 2-3 more quilts, right? :)

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  23. Nice and bright - this quilt is just right! Love the use of the triangles to make diamonds, Kelly. Keep making beautiful quilts like this and you will soon be out of your Amy Butler fabrics.... Unless you cave and get some more!

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