Preview: Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler

Amy Butler has released a preview of her Fall 2010 collection for Westminster, called Soul Blossoms. It includes a range of quilting cotton collection three colorways (Bliss, Joy, and Passion), home decor weight cottons, and cotton laminates. We’ll look at the decor weight and laminates later this week, because there are some prints unique to these collections, but today, here are the quilting cottons!

Amy hinted at some ethnic influence with a couple of her Love prints, and Soul Blossom takes it up a notch with several allusions to India (cf. Sari Blooms, Temple Doors, and those wonderful color names!). She also weaves in Art Nouveau and a little disco. My first impression was that this is the most Westminster of all her collections so far — it seems more congruent with her designer colleagues Kaffe Fassett and Phillip Jacobs. Yet it’s totally Amy in coloring and style. She seems to be going a little more eclectic with each succeeding collection. I can’t wait to see these prints in action at Quilt Market!

12 Comments

  1. vanessa says:

    I totally agree with you. I felt these designs looked very Kaffe as well.

  2. Yep…I’m gonna NEED that collection, too! ;-) Super lovely!

  3. Laurie says:

    -Swoon- I love that Twilight Peony especially!

  4. YUM, YUM, and then some!!!!!

  5. dottylogic says:

    Wow.. Peacock feathers is killing me… I keep going back to look at it!

  6. Melissa says:

    Yay! Ooohhh I can’t wait to make cute little dresses with this awesome fabric!

  7. darkhearth says:

    Love the patterns I will use one for my twitter background if is ok with you =D

  8. Jennifer says:

    Uh oh I better hide my credit card now! Gorgeous

  9. Elly says:

    Not normally a huge fan of Amy Butler stuff but this range seems a lot more powerful and exciting. Now, how to get it in the UK without paying an arm and a leg…

  10. TheSteph says:

    Yes, yes. Very Kaffe. I like it though, because I’ve always loved her fabrics. :) Devoted fan.

  11. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful collection!

    The Bliss – Fuchsia Tree – Chartreuse print looks amazing – lovely art nouveau influences.

  12. Talia says:

    These look lovely: I have been wanting to make a new tote and I see a few I’d love to use for that to get started!