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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bluebonnets for Baby

Remember that secret sewing project I've been promising?  Well, I'm happy that I finally get to reveal it to you, because it's my turn on the Oh Sew Baby! Tutorial Series at Fort Worth Fabric Studio!

I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to write up a tutorial for my Strip Tango pattern.  Since making Bohemian Charm, this has been one of my go-to patterns when I need a quick quilt that is perfect for showing off pretty fabrics.  In fact, I just posted another quilt I've been working on with this pattern in a twin size!

This quilt only requires nine fat quarters to put together, although I used extra fabrics because I prefer a little more variety.  Since I used more than nine fabrics, I had some leftover strips, which I pieced into the backing.

Springtime in Texas means that roadsides, hills, and fields are covered with bluebonnets- the state flower of Texas.  The beautiful blues and greens of this quilt remind me a lot of that gorgeous sight.  Although my family moved from Texas almost 8 years ago, we really loved the 7 years we lived in Texas, and this is certainly one of the things I miss.  In this photo they look purple, but they are really the most brilliant blue, and are quite a sight to behold. (photo courtesy of

Head over to Fort Worth Fabric Studio to check out the tutorial for this quilt.  I hope you enjoy it!


  1. Hi Kelly, I love your Bluebonnet quilt. Simple layout, gorgeous colors! I have a question about your label. Did you write the details on with permanent marker? Do you have any issues with it washing out? I've never labeled my work but want to start and am looking for ideas.

    I think your blog is great!

  2. I love and miss the bluebonnets as well. Wonderful tribute! This is a great (and easy) pattern to follow and it always looks so good. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  3. How beautiful!!! The quilt and the Bluebonnets :)
    What an intense blue they are. I can't imagine how they look in a field full of them. Gorgeous!
    I like your quilt pattern. It looks a bit like a big chunky fence rail. I love chunky quilts!

  4. What fun! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!!

  5. Great quilt and thank you for the tutorial. This would make a great quick quilt for emergencies xx

  6. I love this quilt. The fabrics and colors are tranquil. Thank you for sharing your tutorial. I'm saving this one.

  7. I just love this one! The colors are fabulous!

  8. I love this. So pretty and bluebonnets are one of my favorites!

  9. Such a cute finish Kelly. And you're right, this pattern is great for showcasing pretty fabrics.

  10. I loved yr guilt so easy and quick and can use a left over fabrics

  11. What is the size of this quilt?


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