Saturday, November 13, 2010

Amy Butler... Love

Saturday, November 13, 2010
When Amy Butler's "Love" collection was initially released I liked it... but I didn't Love it. I bought a bit and stashed it away. Little by little my "Love" collection has been growing throughout the year. Until this week the only think I had made from my "Love" stash was a bag.

Birdie Sling


Photos of my "Love" Stash...

sunday stash week 5


sunday stash week 9

sunday stash week 10

sunday stash week 18

sunday stash week 30

sunday stash weeks 38 & 39
A few weeks ago I splurged and bought the Amy Butler sheets from Bed Bath & Beyond. It's rare that I buy things just to buy them, besides fabric, so I decided it was time to treat myself.

They look great with my pillow I received from the Pillow Talk Swap.


I could talk about the sheets all day long. They are 100% Organic Cotton, 400 Thread Count and by far the best sheets I've ever owned. After getting the sheets I decided I'd take my "Love" stash and make a queen size quilt for my bed to match. Then I just had to decide on a pattern...


About a month ago I saw Moda Lissa do a tutorial with some new rulers. They are called Leaves Galore and I knew right away I wanted them!

 Once my rulers arrived I wanted to start cutting! It didn't take long before I put my "Love" project and ruler project together and drew up a sketch. I have 90 large 8" Leaves cut so far... I'll show you a progress picture once I start sewing!



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

28 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I can't wait to see what your new bed quilt is going to look like Julie!

traceyjay said...

it's going to be so amazing I can scarcely stand it.

Leigh said...

Some friends at sewing group and I were just saying this week that Amy Butler is ahead of her time! So many of her collections come out and people seem kind of meh, but then all of a sudden a few months (or even years!) later they are perfect and everyone wants them!

Cheryl Arkison said...

If only I could get sheets in Coriander... My dream room would be made. I already have the quilt underway!
Looking forward to seeing what you create.

MichelleB said...

I'm so glad that the pillow is being used and that it works for you. It makes me feel so great! The sheets are beautiful - and that ruler is just the coolest thing. I can hardly wait to see what you've come up with.

Stitch-n-Lounge said...

I can't wait to see how your quilt turns out. Your sheets and pillow are lovely!

Nellie's Niceties said...

I can't believe this range comes as sheets. That's so amazing! I totally love all of this range! I look forward to seeing what you do with these leaves :)

Angela said...

Oh I didn't realize that she sold sheets! Darn...more reason to spend money! I have a jelly roll of love that I've been wanting to use and I really want to make a skirt of the print that looks like the one that your sheets are made from. LOL. Gotta love the versatility!

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see that quilt come together...love the sheets!

Karin said...

Glad to see you making something for yourself. You deserve it. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Texana said...

What a neat tool...I am a gadget junkie myself. Eager to see what your project looks like! We definitely need a show-and-tell on it!

Heather said...

Amy Butler's fabrics are so interesting like that. I have lots of her fabric, but it intimidates me, I don't know why, but when I do finally use it, I am in love with the project. I love those sheets, that is one of my fave prints from her line. I can't wait to see what you are making with the fabric. I am going to be starting a quilt using some of it too.

Becky said...

I love those sheets, they are great! And a cute pillow too! Glad to hear you are making yourself a quilt. Can't wait to see what you do.
So you know I did my queen "love" quilt recently. We are now getting a king bed and I need to make something else for myself! Guess my guests will get to enjoy the "love" quilt. Glad to hear King size is doable. Will you quilt it yourself?

Beth said...

OMG I didn't know BBB had Amy Butler sheets, and I was just in there today!

Susan said...

I've done the same thing with the LOVE fabric and I bought a set of the sheets not knowing what to do with it and just this week I started a wonky nine patch with the stash. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

larissa said...

Those rulers look super cool; I can't wait to see your progress photos. I'm sure it will be an amazing quilt!

Jen B. said...

I'm not in love with Love right now, but after seeing it used in projects it's starting to grow on me. I think the quilt is going to be a lot of fun with those rulers, looking forward to more progress pics!

Maree: said...

I'M a Big Fan of AB..Love that new Ruler & I can't wait to see what you are doing with those leaves...I Love them!
cheers

Colette said...

MUST take a trip to Bed Bath & Beyond! Can't wait to see that quilt!

Mary said...

Exciting! Can't wait to see your quilt!

Quiltjane said...

Where did you get your "Leaves Galore" rulers?

Mystica said...

Waiting to see what you are going to turn out.

KarrieLyne said...

oh my gosh..i saw that video and almost bought those rulers!! Had them in my cart and was ready to buy then chickened out for fear I may never use them...too many other projects going on ya know. ;) I can't wait to see what you do with them. Maybe it will give me the push to put them back in my cart. :)

mascanlon said...

Oh my goodness, I haven't gotten any of the fabric but a few pieces here and there but those rulers and the sheets...I don't think I'll be able to resist!

Kristy said...

I have been considering asking for those rulers for Christmas, so now I am glad to know you are using them. I hope you are going to give us your detailed thoughts on how they work and if you would recommend them. Now you have me thinking if I should ask for new sheets for Christmas too!!

badlandsquilts said...

That quilt is going to be fab!

And I did not know AB made sheets, I never go in B&B. Yet again, you are a bad influence! They look very yummy!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I love Amy's fabrics....they are amazing. Your designs....amazing....the two together....please e-mail me prior to the post so I can buckle the seatbelt on my computer chair....I don't want to risk any borken bones flying out of my chair. You need to consider us "older folks" you know!!!

Smiles,
Kelly

KristyLou said...

I am anxious t see what you come up with!