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Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

It's that time again!  Time to admire some of the best quilty eye candy around the web.  It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side!  I've decided to enter Bohemian Charm in the Original Design category.

In my head, I refer to this pattern as Strip Tango since the pieces are basic 4.5" strips from fat quarters, though I haven't actually created a pattern for it (I just might have to do that!)  This quilt sort of came together like a big puzzle.  I knew that I wanted the cutting to be simple, and that I wanted the strips to be arranged randomly throughout the quilt.  Beyond that, I just started laying it out and sewing it together!

The fabrics are a mix of Amy Butler's Cameo, Lark, Love, and Alchemy lines.  Since the front of the quilt was so vibrant, I opted to use this pretty gray fabric along with the scraps for the backing.  To give you an idea of the scale, the entire label only measures 2.5 x 3 inches.  I've really worked to keep my handwriting small so that my labels don't take up too much space on the back of the quilt.

I made this quilt in January, when the grip of winter was making everything so bitterly dreary.  The simple, but fun piecing of these Amy Butler fabrics brightened my day then, and it still does!

Quilt Stats-

Name- Bohemian Charm
Size- 60 x 66"
Quilting- Free motion meandering by me!
Entry Category- Original Design

Be sure to head over to Amy's Creative Side to check out all of the fantastic inspiration!  You know you want to!


  1. Oh my goodness, Kelly, I absolutely LOVE IT!!!! And I want one JUST LIKE IT, please :D

  2. I LOVE that quilt, those fabrics are so nice and cheerful. If that doesn't brighten up a cold winter, I don't know what will.

  3. WOW! The colors! They pop. It is beautiful. So courageous to put all those wild and crazy prints together. It worked out so wonderful!

  4. Beautiful design, Kelly!! Carole @ From My Carolina Home

  5. Love the Bohemian Charm! Wonderful use of the Amy Butler fabrics! Stunning!

  6. A beautiful quilt!! Combining all those Amy Butler prints is such a wonderful effect.

  7. I love this quilt. Big Amy B fan so the fabric just pulls me in.

  8. This is a beauty! Love the piecing on the back too!

  9. Wow! I love how you've put this together with large enough pieces so the scale of each print still has a chance to shine.

  10. Pretty quilt! I love how you gave each of the fabrics "breathing room" so that the large designs don't get lost in small pieces. And good job to use the fun scraps on the back! A great quilt for dreary winter!

  11. Beautiful quilt, I love the mix of fabrics esp that one with the purple flowers I have a teeny bit of that left. Perfect to brighten anyone's day :)


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