Bohemian Color for Bohemian Squares

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

So, I may have mentioned that it was my birthday earlier this month. To celebrate, I spent the entire day on quilting. My local quilt shop gives a discount on your birthday, and I really wanted to take advantage! But for what? I have so many projects already started, and so much fabric already purchased, it didn’t seem like a good idea to go buy more. I mean, I am on a budget around here for goodness sake!

But then I figured, it’s my birthday, I can give myself something, right? So I decided to make something fun and colorful for the family room that I could tuck my feet under when I read a book or watched TV. At first I had tried to pull fabric from my stash to make something like one of the million ideas I already have floating around in my head. I just couldn’t settle on anything. I wanted something new, something fun, something fresh, something cheery.

And then I saw this:

Patchwork Quilt via blueelephantstitches.blogspot.ca

This absolutely fantastic quilt is by Jolene from Blue Elephant Stitches (photo used with permission). I fell in love with it. What’s funny is that it’s nothing at all like anything I’ve ever made, and I didn’t have much in the way of fabric on hand. So, a birthday trip to the fabric store was in order!

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

I collected up a mix of small, geometric prints and large, stylized florals in pink, teal, orange and a greenish-yellow. Things that I felt captured the spirit of Jolene’s amazing quilt.

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

I did manage to find some more fabrics from my own stash to add to the collection:

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

I couldn’t stop looking at it, all the pretty, pretty fabric.

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

Bohemian Color via cottagemagpie.com

I’m really having fun working wit hthese prints so far outside my usual style. Who knows? Maybe it turns out I love these kind of modern prints. No one is more surprised than me. Somehow I love classic cottage cabbage roses and wham-bang stylized graphic prints, too. It doesn’t make sense to me, but, they kind of somehow go together, too, I think. Maybe I’m crazy, but I’m having a lot of fun playing with these for now.

Now, to finish the quilt!

Have you ever surprised yourself by falling in love with something completely different?

~Angela :-)

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Comments

  1. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt! Happy birthday too!

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