Friday, April 19, 2013

bohemian garden quilt top

Welcome to finish it up Friday! Last week I had a great finishing week. This one has been quite the opposite! Not a finish in sight...just a whole lot of messes. I guess that's the way it goes. :)

I finished my bohemian garden quilt top last week, but never got around to sharing it yet. Many thanks to my friend Pam for naming this one. And many thanks to my friend Brianne for being my quilt holder and for pulling the fabric. The pieces are cut 4 1/2" x 12 1/2". I thought it was a nice size to showcase some of the larger prints.
I was intending to make a rail fence quilt, but when I was working on the lay out I just wasn't feeling it. When I placed them in columns, I liked it much better! So....columns it is. It's not uncommon for my quilts to change direction mid-stream. That's what keeps quilting interesting!

Hopefully you've had a better finishing week than I had. :) Please link up your finishes and thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

32 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Beautiful Quilt top Amanda and I love the name :)

Megan said...

I love your quilt top! The jewel tones are just gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Leigh Anne said...

I love it in columns! Great choice :)

joanold said...

Lovely quilt top. I did exactly the same this week. I started off doing a Rail Fence but it wasn't doing anything for me, so I cut my blocks diagonally in pairs and then sewed them back together along the diagonal. Much better now.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Pretty fabrics! It's good when you are able to go with the flow...

April said...

I like your usage of 'mess' because that is exactly what my sewing room looks like when I'm in the middle of a brainstorming quilt adventure! it just made me smile. have a great weekend. -April@Little Mama Hen

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I still think you've done a lot of work!! Both are going to be great quilts :)

Elena said...

Nice colors!
Have a nice weekend and thank you again for the Finish-it-up,
Elena

sharpie said...

The name definitely suits it :) Great colors!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Love the name of the quilt. I often find that projects change direction a bit while I'm working on them. A lot of the time it depends on the fabric and how much of it I have. As in the laptop zip pouch that I made this week.

Thanks for hosting again this week. It's fun to see everyone's finishes.

Di~ said...

Mmm love the rich colors! Columns are good, very very good! :)

Tessa Marie said...

A beautiful quilt top. I see some of my favorite garden party fabric in there!! I love the columns, too - great choice!!

Gunilla said...

I love your " columns" .
regards,
Gunilla in Sweden

Becca-Lou Creates said...

Love the columns. Great colours

ga447 said...

The quilt top came out great, I am in the middle of doing a rail fence and I think your style looks better.

beth said...

what beautiful fabric!

Schulz Family said...

Wow this is a different palette than what I have seen you do. I love the jewel colours. I so agree with you, Rail fence just did not do it for this.

Rachael said...

really beautiful quilt, i love the fabrics :)

rachael

Pam said...

love your fabrics and thanks for hosting finish it up ! xo

Suzanne said...

Hurray for messes! That's totally where I am. Big time. I love the bohemian quilt. It's colorful and fun. good job!

Chase said...

Both layouts look nice! I am attracted to the rail fence layout { I just finished one in that layout a few weeks back}. No quilting, handmade bags for me this week. Just finish some baby spring outfits. Hope spring is on your way.. or is in your place~ Cold here in ND and still lots of snow on the ground. happy weekending

JHNickodemus said...

Love them both! That fabric is yummy!

Debbie Leschisin said...

Nice vibrant colors. Can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it!

Lorna McMahon said...

Great name for another great quilt top, Amanda Jean! Love your stuff! Thanks for hosting the linky and have a super weekend!

Rachel said...

Love all that color, you sure can put them together!

Heather P said...

It's a beautiful quilt. The columnar layout is very strong and the colors are lovely.

krista said...

i pretty much ALWAYS switch gears in the middle of a quilt, lol. It does make the process more fun when you just kind of make it up as you go along. i adore the new layout for your quilt, it's fabulous.

Patch Heaven said...

Rather interesting and I love the colours, an idea for my next quilting project.

Jeneta said...

Oooh yes - definitely columns!

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Live a Colorful Life said...

Very pretty. I like the columns too. I should break out some of my hoarded AMH and do something like this--it really is stunning.

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