Soulshine in English Toffee
I rarely make quilts with darker backgrounds and I have no idea why not, because I LOOOOVVVVEEE this one in the Pure English Toffee from AGF. Gosh!! I can’t stop petting it…
If you missed my progress post on this one, you’ll find it here.
Find all of my other Soulshine quilts here.
About this Soulshine
I used all the Gentleness fabrics for the “white” used in the quilt. The star points, star centers and backing was all Earthy Goodness fabrics. I had to pick and choose what I used in the pattern. On one hand I made the modern version that the pattern details, but I also used scrappy for the outer parts of the star, so I didn’t follow the instructions exactly and kind of mixed the modern and scrappy versions together.
I quilted this one with elongated swirls and regular swirls and petals here and there. I have some of these FMQ tutorials here.
I’ve been really working on getting smoother with those elongated swirls. They’ve been a bit clunky in the past and I keep using them in hopes of getting better. I can definitely see some growth, but I feel like there is still some work to do.
Pattern – Soulshine Quilt
Size – 60″x60″
Top Fabrics – Outer stars: All of the Gentleness fabrics. Inner star points: Sprouts Pumpkin. Inside star: Boho Bouquet Muddy Blush. Background: Pure English Toffee.
Backing Fabrics – Breezy Peach, Sprouts Mauvy Taupe and Daisies & Zinnias Ice Peach
Binding – Kona Cedar
Batting – Warm & Natural
Thread – So Fine by Superior in Blizzard for piecing, Microquilter in Gold for free motion quilting and DMC #8 in Light Brown for hand quilting
Finishing Techniques – Free motion quilting and Chunky Stitch binding
Skill Level – Beginner
Label – Found here
I have a tutorial coming for a very similar free motion quilting as shown in this quilt. Expect that in a couple of weeks!
This one is very pretty. I don’t do dark backgrounds either but I really like this. I also liked the version someone did with the blue background. Also, I really need to learn some free quilting designs. So I’ll be watching your tutorials.