Saturday, October 3, 2015


Bohemian Chic seems to be trending right now as a decorating style. 

 My granddaughter tends toward that vibe, so I decided to make some Boho Chic pillows to give her on her 19th birthday.
 I used the sew and flip method in sections with fleece as a foundation.
Then I added ribbon and applique embellishment with lots of machine embroidery.
The colors aren't my usual quilting palette.  But, I did use up a spool of orange thread for embroidery that I must have had since it was popular the first time around in the 1970s!

Do you suppose the popularity of this look with the young ones is because most of the posts on Pinterest include an unruly, unmade bed? 
It sure reminds me of the flower child/hippie era in the middle 1960s.  I'm not sure I'm ready to revisit that in my own home decor.

However, it was a fun project that was a change from my normal quilting activity.
Happy Birthday to our granddaughter and her quirky, Bohemian style!

P.S.:  The pillows were a big hit --

I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday
Quilting Readers Garden for WIPS Be Gone Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday
A Quilted Passion for WHOOMP There It Is! Saturday


beth said...

Ooh! Love the pillows

Kate said...

Very fun pillows. Great way to use up that antique orange thread, LOL.

Zenia Rene said...

Hi Sally. The pillows are divine, I love everything about them. When you say sew & that just like foundation piecing or quilt as you go? Your grand daughter is gorgeous. Happy Birthday girlie! =)

Bonnie said...

Love the pillows but, nope won't change my decor. Although I did have a hot pink bedroom in the late 60's. I like how those pillows turned out. Nice job.

Ioleen said...


the zen quilter said...

Those pillows DO look HIP-pie cool! Love 'em.

Cathy said...

Love the pillows! Fantastic job!

Roben said...

I can relate - DD has a funky sense of style that is pretty foreign to her conservative Mom with the antique-y palette! Great job on the pillows :-)

Christine Feldstein said...

Wonderful granddaughter and great gypsy pillows!