The Boho Quilt Is Done!

by Kimberly Hickok

Last January I took a quilting class at my local Jo-Ann Fabric store. Fast forward one year later and I’m pleased to announce that my maiden voyage into quilting is complete.

It's done! So happy with how it turned out.

It’s done! So happy with how it turned out.

Quilt Details:

The most time consuming steps were picking the fabric, cutting it into squares and ironing the strips so that the seams would lay the right way.

Although it was time consuming, I found myself going into a zen-like state while cutting them. I'm not sure why but tedious tasks tend to relax me.

Although it was time consuming, I found myself going into a zen-like state while cutting them. I’m not sure why but tedious tasks tend to relax me.

Other than that, it was just a matter of machine sewing the pieces together. 

I really agonized over the color combinations. Maybe I'll purchase one of those kits where the fabric is coordinated. Still on the fence about that.

I really agonized over the color combinations. Maybe I’ll purchase one of those kits where the fabric is coordinated. Still on the fence about that.

I wasn’t sure how the striped edge was going to turn out but I really like it.

It took me a little while to figure out the best way to create a quilt sandwich. I highly recommend using Tailor Quilt Basting Spray. Be sure to spread your quilt out on a large flat surface for this step.

To keep it simple, I opted to sew straight, well relatively straight, lines diagonally.

To keep it simple, I opted to sew straight, well relatively straight, lines diagonally.

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This will give you an idea of how big it is. It fits on the futon in Mark’s office perfectly (queen-size).

I’ve definitely been bitten by the quilting bug and can’t wait to start another one. Do you quilt? What’s your favorite pattern? What would you recommend for my next project?

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