Wild Soul in a wintery AGF fabrics
This Wild Soul version is one of my favorites, and was made as a Christmas gift for my mom. (Who the pattern is named for - you can read the whole story on the Indie Folk version page.)
I used a mix of Art Gallery Fabrics prints from Little Town (Amy Sinibaldi), Sparkler Fusions (AGF Studios), and Blithe (Katarina Roccella). I had to really dive into my scrap bin for some of those, as they were long out of print! But the soft pink and blue paired with moody darks were just perfect for a winter quilt that doesn't scream "SANTA IS COMING!" I was going more for a lovely "walk in the snowy woods" mood. :)
I even lit a Christmas candle when I made the blocks - for someone who's normally pretty Scroogey, this was a surprising show of festiveness.
Quilted by Nicole of KwiltIt! in Cables - my best go-to for snuggly winter quilts.
Oh yes. That IS a white backing. Soft, cuddly, white minky! My mom has no children living in the house anymore, so it was a safe bet. :)
It's hard to see in pictures, but the background is a lovely Essex linen in silver metallic. It was my first time sewing with Essex, and I really enjoyed it. If you've ever sewn with Moda's Crossweave, it doesn't unravel nearly as badly! (Though more-so than regular quilting cotton.) The extra stiffness was nice when piecing, though with a few washings and snuggles this quilt will be as soft as any.
This one was so hard to let go of! Definitely one of my all-time favorites.
- Jelly roll, fat quarter, fat eighth, or scrap friendly pattern
- Fast and easy chain piecing
- No Y-seams - clever piecing makes this simpler than it looks
- Nested seams for perfect points
- No waste!
Finished size: 63" x 76"
Skill level: Intermediate/confident beginner
- Print - one jelly roll - OR - 11 fat quarters - OR - 22 fat eighths
- Background - 2 3/4 yards
- Binding (assumes 2.5" strips) - 3/4 yard
- Backing (4" extra on all sides) - 5 yards