Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Amy Butler

I came across this beautiful baby quilt one day and instantly fell in love. I however didn't love the $120 price that came with it. I figured that even though I have barely any sewing experience I could make one myself. It is basically a quilt that is sewn all as one piece with the "ugly side" exposed and fringed, the other side it a fleece with raised dots common in children's blankets.
I went to our local Jo-Ann Fabrics to find some fabric to get started. I was shocked to find that they had nothing that even remotely interested me.
I usually have a hard time leaving that store and not purchasing something.
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A few weeks later I came across this book at out local library...
It is full of stunning sewing projects for babies all made in amazing fabrics.
Here are a few examples of her designs...
I instantly fell in love with the the bright fun fabrics and had to know where to find them for my quilt. Little did I realize that they were created the author of the book, Amy Butler. I also didn't realize I already had already seen her work two different times before I came across the book. I was already the owner of a few pieces of scrapbook paper and I had fell in love with a baby sling made out of the previous fabric.
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I have been browsing her website all evening and after I create a quilt I would love to make a laptop cover like this...
It folds and Velcro's to protect your laptop.
Check out her website because she also has a paper line...
Isn't it all so inspiring?

13 comments:

Amber Ellis said...

I LOVE her stuff! No one is better at designing prints than her. I may have to go purchase that book myself!

Katie said...

omg that quilt is adorable! I've never heard of her so thanks for sharing!!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Oh, all of that fabric is gorgeous! I love it and what a great idea for a laptop cover!

KAC said...

Thanks for sharing this I've never heard of her...those fabrics are GORGEOUS!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That lap top cover is so cool!

Rachel H. said...

Those prints are gorgeous! Hopefully, you can make a quilt just like it! :)

Suburban Princess said...

I love her papers and fabrics! I also am inspired to create something whenever I am looking at her work!

Mrs. M said...

i absolutely adore her stuff! I am trying to learn how to sew just to make some of her things!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I LOVE her fabric! It is always so cute and bright!

SassyEngineer said...

What cute stuff! I have a love affair with fabric! Also, that quilt is called a rag time quilt and I made one with my mom a few years back before I went to college (I still use it for cuddling on the couch). It is very easy to make, and I know you could do it. You can probably google directions if you still want to make one, or I can tell you how we did it. Just email me at sassyengineer at gmail dot com! Maybe I should post a picture of mine :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

the quilt is beautiful...I love your blog and have been reading through some of your older posts. Will be back often.
Hope you will stop by and visit my new Christmas blog that I launched today. The button on my regular blog will take you right to it....

Adie said...

Great find! I can't wait to see the fabrics you choose and the finished quilt!

Lexilooo said...

I love Amy Butler, her prints are gorgeous! I have a few of her books too! I buy her fabric on etsy...it tends to be a bit cheaper, I've found :)