Thursday, January 21, 2010

Quilt Soup . . . . .

While at the "Road to California" quilt show last week, I was introduced to a designer who was new to me, Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup. The name Quilt Soup comes from the designer's feeling that quilts and soup "both come from the heart". She designs patterns and fabric and includes a recipe with every pattern.

The Quilt Soup booth was open, cheery and welcoming. Barbara Jones had quilts rolled and stacked in a basket that you could actually touch, she was OK with the touching and super friendly.

She has a new pattern book out,

and I bought it! The patterns chronicle a girl's life from a baby quilt to big girl bed, grade school, junior high, engagement, wedding and full circle to another baby quilt. All the quilts are precious and girly.

This quilt was on display in the booth, it was just adorable. It's the big girl bed pattern.

I also bought this kit.
The skill level for this pattern is listed as "Confident Beginner". The cutting and sewing directions are detailed and clear. The free recipe is for watermelon popsicles.

The fabric just screamed "Spring" to me.

This is the fabric for the lady bugs!

Barbara Jones was a molecular biologist before switching to a career with quilts. If you're in the mood for something light and cheery, check out her website and blog, it has free patterns along with fabric and all the patterns she has designed.

Sinta over at the Pink Pincushion not only went to the quilt show, but she was organized enough to remember her camera. Hop on over for some great pictures of the quilts at the show.


  1. What a great book...oh do I love those fabrics...yummy!

  2. Looks like you got some good loot.
    I have a BOM designed by Quilt Soup, the blocks are all done, it just has to be put together...hmm I'm going to have to get it out I think...

  3. Love those fabrics!!! I might have to get this book!

  4. Oh, I can't wait to see the 'Lady Bug' quilt all done up. The fabrics are so bright and cheerful. Really beautiful. Love that book to, I may have to go on a search and find mission soon. Thanks for sharing Thelma and Welcome home!!!

  5. JUst found you blog and enjoy it very much. I really do like this bbok and the color in the quilt. I think it would be a cute quilt for my grandaugther. I will put you on my follow list. HAPPTY QUILTING!

  6. I like the Quilt Soup name and idea behind it. Very appropriate for quilting. Those fabrics are very cheerful and happy. I can't wait to see how your quilt progresses.

  7. I have several Quilt Soup patterns and love them. I love your fabrics and can't wait too see it.


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