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May 24, 2017

Soulful HOOP QUILT Dreamcatcher

May 24, 2017
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Every once in a while, a project really Wows you.  I mean, yes... I love almost every project I sew for one reason or another.  And, sure, I always fuss over everything saying "I love it!". But when sewing becomes your work, it takes something really special to knock your socks off.

Well, guys, this is the one.
 When Maureen Cracknell emailed me saying her new line, Soulful, had a mandala theme, I was suuuuuuuuper excited.  We get comfy in our comfort zones (right?) and I have been tending to stick with vibrant, saturated tone-on-tone fabrics lately.  I knew that Maureen's collection would be softer, more muted and completely bohemian.  Something completely different from my norm lately.
 A HOOP QUILT with the Soulful collection would be perfect.  And when I saw the main mandala rich raisin colored print, I was hook, line and sinker.
I arranged the center HSTs in yet another of the endless possibilities for 16 HSTs.  This one a nice block X.  Then I debated adding some extras for accents.  I had some lovely cotton crochet lace and a few small cotton crochet doilies.  I couldn't decide for the life of me which one looked better.  In the end, I decided to appliqué the doilies.  I was worried the lace would not curve properly and lie flat - and since this hoop was being displayed at spring Quilt Market (trade show), I didn't want to take any chances.
But I couldn't give up on that lace.  Don't worry!  The tiny voice in my head told me to take this HOOP QUILT to the next level with the cotton crochet lace.  I wrapped the hoop in the Deepest Purpose Soulful print.  Then I used the left over binding, combined with the lace and some Pure Elements solid to complete the streamers hanging below the hoop to make the dreamiest of dreamcatchers.
Here she is hanging in Maureen's booth at Quilt Market.  (Don't mind the yellow lighting - it was impossible to get good lighting in that convention hall!)
 So beautiful!  Don't you want to take a nap in that little dream world?
So I know I say this every time... but I am completely in love with this HOOP QUILT.  Soulful and the hoop concept married for the perfect combo.  Dream on!


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8 comments:

  1. LOVE this hoop quilt! your work is so beautiful. mary in Az

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  2. I love this! It looks so Bohemian to me and it just feels soulful. :-)

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  3. It is beautiful AnneMarie! I still haven't made my first hoop quilt yet due to other commitments, but I will soon.

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  4. Two quickie ??'s: What size hoop did you use on this project and how did you finish the back. thanks!!

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    1. This was an 18" hoop and I jus trim the excess on the back.. Nothing fancy!

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  5. The folks who attending Quilt Market LOVED your Soulful hoop! It was one of the, if not the most, popular items in my booth. Thank you SO much for making it, I can't wait to see it in the Soulful LookBook!!

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    1. thank you so much Maureen! That's awesome to hear!

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  6. Awesome! I just found you through Bloglovin and I just had to subscribe and that hoop quilt? SO beautiful and awesome!

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