Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bohemian Friendship - My Precious QAL Finished!

It's finished!! 

I'm so in love with this quilt! It's been hanging on my design board for months... waiting for me to be sure about what size I wanted it. I had decided on this size (about 37" x 37") but was frustrated since it's not quite  small enough to hang on the wall (I have no room for it!), and it's not quite big enough to use.

Last night I bit the bullet and left it this size. This is the size my drawings worked out to be - the size the quilt wanted to be. Emily came over last night to sew and talk about QuiltCon. We decided that it's a "Knee Quilt" it will lay over your knees as you're sitting in a chair. Perfect for admiring, not so perfect for warming. :)

I love it either way! It is backed in some lovely super-soft light weight fabric that I received in a swap from Shruti (DQS10? or 11? I can't remember now). And it's bound with some beloved Dobby Dots Pastry Line. Yum it's so soft and lightweight! 

Oh and I quilted it without my walking foot (which I had previously broken by going full Juki speed - apparently that's a no-no for walking feet!). I didn't have very much shifting at all. 

If you're wondering about the quilt's name? The prints in this quilt are all from Anna Maria Horner's first line of fabric "Bohemian" There's at least a partial star of each and every fabric from that line. How'd I manage that? By the generosity of sweet friends on flickr who shared the love! :) Thus "Bohemian Friendship." You can read more about the story here and here. Oh or you could read about the same generousity that Anna Maria herself witnessed - from one of the same sweet flickr friends! Thanks ladies for making this quilt possible!!


  1. What a great quilt! Wall quilts can be any size, big or small. Though the knee quilt is good too, maybe it can be used in the car? =D

  2. Your quilt turned out great! I do love how everyone is so generous with each other. It's refreshing.

    I have a small quilt that's really only good for covering my lap or else my uppper body. That's just how it turned out and I use it, but it's a big aggravating :)

  3. Lovely quilt. I keep a small quilt in my car and chose one that has a sentimental twist with fabrics from friends - that way they are always with me.

  4. BEAUTIFUL finish!! You'll have fond memories for years to come every time you look at it; too special. :)

  5. Awesome! It could be a throw on the couch too.

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