I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to share my newest quilt with you! After I showed you all the fabrics I had gotten to put in it, I just kind of got it all done lickety split! It’s been finished for a few weeks now, so I’m glad to finally share it.
This quilt was such a huge departure for me from the quilts I have done in the past. It’s almost all modern or vintage-inspired fabrics. It uses large squares. It has a scrappy backing. The opposite of my usual fare! But I really love it. It’s so colorful and cheery. I meant to put it in the family room, but I haven’t quite been able to bring myself to do it, since there’s an awful lot of rambunctious play that goes on in there, with quilts on the floor and dogs and children… I may just have to keep it in my sewing studio for now, on the back of the couch where I can pull it down for a nice cozy read.
At any rate, without further ado, let me present to you, my new quilt, “Bohemian Squares”:
As you know, I was inspired by this amazing quilt from Blue Elephant Stitches, and I hope that my version has done the original justice!! Here’s what Jolene’s quilt looks like:
And here’s mine:
And the scrappy back:
I used up the last scrap of some stripey fabric I had in my stash for the binding:
(I couldn’t stop taking pictures.)
For quilting I just did some random straight lines with cream quilting thread. I originally was thinking that a light thread would distract from the fabric, so I tried a darker thread (deep red), but, woah, that was a terrible mistake! It was like I had cut the poor quilt up and it was bleeding! ARGH! I picked that out, needless to say. The cream disappears and lets the fabric be the star.
How is your summer going so far? Has anything cheery made it’s way into your life lately?