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Monday, January 29, 2018

BoHo Quilting


Bohemian style is a popular way 
to express your inner hippie.

This quilt was so much fun to make.


The fabrics are bright and cheerful.

This is how the back looks.

I stitched in the ditch on the machine
and then used embroidery thread to 
hand-quilt the blocks and add
hand embroidery to some of the blocks. 






How can you be anything but happy
working on this quilt?


Because of the hippie theme
and the Peace sign on the front . . .
this is what I decided on for my label.


That's it . . .
what do you think?

All I can say is, it was so much fun!

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Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

52 comments:

  1. Beautiful Connie. I like the colours and the stitching is a lovely idea. The Hippie theme is an awesome idea.

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    1. There was never a dull moment while working on this one :)
      So different from anything else that I've made.
      I'm happy that you like it.

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  2. Your latest quilt is an amazing colourful work of art. There seems to be no end to your creativity!!

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    1. This one even surprised me . . . working on it was so much fun and playing around with different embroidery stitches was a hoot. When you're doing a Bohemian style anything goes :)

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  3. OMGOSH! I just love this!!!! You and me and Bobby McGee---hippies at heart! lol xo Diana

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    1. Busted flat in Baton Rouge, stitching on my quilt . . .
      I think that Janis would have looked this one, too, LOL.
      You can't believe how much fun I had doing all the hand stitching and adding anything that came into my mind. I didn't worry about perfection; I just broke loose and enjoyed the process.
      Girls just want to have fun.

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  4. How fun! The colors are amazing. It sent me right back to my childhood in the 60’s.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. I know I love the colors in it . . . very cheerful:)
      I'm so happy that you like it too.

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  5. Definately a feast for the eyes, so bright and colourful. I loved the embroidery, another beautiful creation. You are one talented lady.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . this quilt was a joy filled adventure, doing the embroidery and just having fun with in.

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  6. Your fabrics are so attractive, they really sing out!

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  7. You always impress me with your talents. I LOVE this. The stitching is fantastic and that label is just perfect.

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you . . . this was a no rules, cut loose and have fun project :)

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  8. Connie, It's a beautiful quilt. I would love to come play at your house. My granddaughter loves the peace sign and is always throwing a 'V" for victory. She would love this sweet quilt. You chose some pretty colors. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. It's certainly a throw back from the sixties . . . the colors make me happy and the fun that I had embroidering those peace signs and flowers was a hoot :)

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  9. Oh, that is so cute! I love the fabrics you used and the embroidering!

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  10. A cheerful and beautiful finish. So well done.

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    1. Thanks it was of my most joyful projects :)

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  11. Hi Connie, That quilt is certainly cheery! I don't think I have any Boho in me but who knows! Your creative juices must work round the clock! I think mine works 10 minutes and takes a break! Enjoy the day! Nancy

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    1. This quilt is probably a bit much for many people's tastes, but I had a ball putting it all together :)

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  12. What a happy quilt! I like adding embroidery to my quilts too. There’s something about a needle and thread....

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    1. I enjoy having hand stitching to work on in the evenings while watching TV with my husband . . . if I don't have something to keep my hands busy, I fall asleep LOL. I am such a big fan of your work that I consider it a honor to have you stop and visit.

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  13. It's really beautiful! I especially love the butterfly square. The colours are amazing.

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  14. Wow! Your colors and embroidery are right on.

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    1. I am honored . . . because you are an amazing quilter . . . I aspire to some day be half as good as you:)

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  15. Connie, how do you get so much done? That quilt is amazing! I've just read and enjoyed your last post too, about acts of kindness. You are such a kind and giving person. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much . . . you are one to speak of kindness, you sweet sister are so warmhearted and generous in all that you do:)

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  16. Gorgeous I love the stitching it is just beautiful on each of this blocks, great way to finish it up and like that you used different color threads!

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    1. It was truly a rule breaking quilt . . . anythings goes . . . that made it a lot of fun to work on :)

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  17. I LOVE IT!!! Im digging all the fun colors. You really did a great job!
    Peace!☮
    Lisa

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  18. Groovy!! Love the fun colors, Enjoy Janie

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    1. Hi Jane, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment and for your kind words :)

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  19. Hey Connie, That is beautiful on both sides! The back is so gorgeous! Wonderful stitches! Love your label too! xoxo Dolly

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    1. Thank Dolly, that I so sweet of you, I appreciate it :)

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  20. Absolutely stunning quilt, Connie. I love all the brilliant colors

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    1. Hello Faye, thank you. My quilt would look nice next to your overlapping leaves. Maybe I should do a painting and you should make a quilt:)

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  21. Love it! Beautiful job... love the peace sign and butterfly and the colors are so bright and cheery Lisa @ Sweet Tea N' Salty

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    1. Can you believe that I was never bored for a single moment, while working on this one? LOL

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  22. Oh you little hippie chic you! I can see why this quilt makes you happy. Love the label too!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. It's a very happy quilt, right? I had a lot of fun working on this one :)

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  23. Oh the good old hippie days! I was definitely one and love all those bright colors.. though I never dressed like a "flower child" with bright colors.. I loved the pastels even back then! What fun to just let loose and play... I would like to do that... you are such an inspiration as I've said many times! I do love the peace sign and what you named your quilt. My "hippie dress" was mostly long skirts with jean jackets... or I had this leather jacket with fringe that I absolutely wore to death with just about anything! I sewed alot then.... sold to shops in the downtown Portland hippie district in the early 70's... made western shirts out of muslin and then the yokes and pockets were plaids and/or flowers! Can you believe it? Crazy times. I used to embroider but haven't for years.. my eyes just don't like that close work anymore.. and need new glasses or a magnifier so I can see those tiny stitches! Take care and have a nice weekend.... hugs.. Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn, it is great to have you stop by and visit. I've been missing you . . . blogland is a huge place and so easy to get lost in. Welcome back . . . I've been so busy and occupied with life that I haven't been doing a lot of visiting either . . . Stay happy :)

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