As I mentioned in my last post, all of the fabrics are Amy Butler, and they're a mix of the Lark, Love, Cameo, and Alchemy lines. Even though they're from four different lines, the fabrics play so nicely together.
As much as I love the surreal colors on the front, I decided to tone down the backing a little bit by using a gray as the main fabric on the back. The print isn't quite a polkadot, but it does have a small "dotty" pattern that you can see in detail on the picture of the label below. I sewed the scraps in kind of a log cabin pattern, and added the medallion print from the Cameo line as well. These fabrics are so fun though, I almost added them to my scrap baskets instead of using them up!
I quilted with a stipple, and kept it a little bit wide so that it didn't add too much busyness to the patterns in the quilt. It also keeps the quilt nice and drapey. With its carefree giant prints and vibrant mix of colors that clash just a little bit, I thought that the name Bohemian Charm fit this quilt perfectly.
I used Kona Teal for the binding, and it is the perfect shade. I think the solid calms the quilt down a little bit too. The finished quilt measures 60x66, so it's a pretty large throw size.
I honestly don't know how I'm going to part with this one. I suppose there is some consolation in the fact that I already made myself a quilt with Amy Butler's entire Soul Blossoms line last winter, but it's still going to be tough to let it go. I just love it that much. Of course, if I kept every quilt I made and loved, we would be literally be drowning in quilts over here! I sure hope I'm not the only quilter who gets possessive of her quilts and has internal battles over how many I can keep! Am I?