Blooma Quilt & McCall’s Magazine

Last fall I was asked by Blend Fabrics to create a quilt for their booth at Fall Market using the Blooma collection by Jessica Swift.

I never shared the full quilt because at Market the quilt was picked up by McCall’s Quilting Magazine to appear in an future issue! I was so excited!

And that issue has just been released: this quilt and accompanying pattern are featured in the McCall’s Quilting May/June 2013 issue which is on news stands now.

Here is the quilt in full. It’s called Boho Girl and it looks so pretty in the magazine spread. Kits are also available for this quilt.
And while I was looking for the images I took of the quilt last fall before I sent it off to Blend Fabrics, I found this good “behind the quilt blog” shot of my minions helping me with a super-professional photo shoot. I think it was on a night when we had four other things going on, but I wanted to snag some quick pictures before I needed to send it off the next morning. They are such patient, good sports. I love my minions.

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    Sewing Mom
    April 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I totally saw that in my copy!!! That quilt is gorgeous and I thought it was cool that I've followed your blog a bit! Congratulations…keep em' coming!

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    Funky Kim
    April 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm


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    Melissa Corry
    April 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Such a fantastic quilt Amy!!! And so fun for it to be at Market and in a magazine 🙂 Your family is fantastic!

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    I am Just One Mom
    April 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Marvelous! Just the kind of quilt pattern everyone needs at hand. Perhaps this one will be the pattern for the 2014 graduation quilts!

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    Brynn Hodges
    April 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Wow these are great <a href="http://moresewforyou.com&quot; rel="nofollow">quilt patterns</a>. I love going online to find more ideas of what I could do. Thanks for posting this.

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    Missy Shay
    April 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I love the last picture! Your quilt is great! Congratulations on the magazine spread!

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    Jan Marie
    April 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    How exciting and love the quilt.

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    Britney Mills
    April 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I really like the colors in the quilt. Congrats on the magazine and I can&#39;t wait to see more of your work. I have only made one or two quilts and I know all the hard work that goes into it. Thanks for sharing!

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    April 1, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    It is truly lovely and congrats!

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    April 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Congrats!! I saw your name in my issue of McCall&#39;s and I was so ecstatic for you! That&#39;s so awesome!

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    April 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Es precioso! !!! Los colores me encantan!!!<br />Anna

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    Melanie@Crafty Cupboard
    April 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Love the placement of the blocks! I really love this one. Super pretty, and I love having minions too 🙂

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    April 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Well done Amy! Congratulations that is so great. I wonder if that magazine will be available here in Australia, I&#39;d buy a copy just for your quilt 🙂

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    April 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Everyone needs a couple of good minions on staff! Your&#39;s are particularly accomplished.

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    April 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Love the faces on those minions! 🙂 Quilt is really cute too! I usually just have feet or arms showing. 🙂 Like the full bodies shot better! K-

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    Rebecca @ Threadbias
    April 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    How exciting! Congratulations! I love the larger pieces for showing off the fabrics.

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    April 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Congrats! what a pretty quilt!

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    April 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Awesome! Congratulations! Beautiful quilt! You have the &quot;touch&quot;. Good job!<br /><br />Cheery wave from Bev

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    April 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Congratulations Amy, your quilt is beautiful and you must be so proud to have it in a magazine.

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    Cathleen Savage
    April 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    This is so pretty, Amy!

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    April 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Really beautiful. I love the pinks, oranges, and lime green

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    Katy Cameron
    April 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    How cool, congrats! Your minions look less enamoured however… ;o)

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    Chris S
    April 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Beautiful, congrats!

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    Carol D.
    April 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Cool! I saw this in the magazine and just loved it.

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    Dora, the Quilter
    April 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I saw this in the magazine and thought, &quot;Good for Amy, for getting published here.&quot; Great fabrics, but I also recognized that this would be a great quilt in many different fabrics. Congratulations!

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    April 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I love this quilt and the fabric used to create it. I especially like how you used he border fabric in the quilt blocks too.

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    Acorn to Oak
    April 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    It&#39;s beautiful! I love it!

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    April 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Such a pretty quilt. Congratulations on its publication.

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    April 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Beautiful! Love the fabrics and the design! Congratulations!

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    April 1, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Congrats! It looks like a great quilt!

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    April 2, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Such a beautiful quilts! Congrats on the publication.<br />Amanda

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    April 2, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Your minions — LOL! Another beautiful quilt Amy — Congratulations!

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    April 2, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Beautiful quilt!

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    April 2, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Amy – Congratulations! It is a beautiful quilt and of course it should be in a magazine!

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    Judith Blinkenberg
    April 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Congrats to you! It is a gorgeous quilt! I will look for the magazine today.

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    April 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Very pretty Amy! Congrats on both the market quilt and magazine feature!

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    April 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I ripped this pattern out of the magazine before I knew it was from one of the bloggers I follow! Can&#39;t wait to make it….

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    Rosy Sews
    April 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    It is beautiful – really shows off the fabrics. Now just have to work out how I can get my hands on a copy of the magazine here in Ireland.

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    April 4, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Love this design. I&#39;m getting inspired! Thanks, and congrats on having it published.

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    April 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    It is terrific. I&#39;ll look forward to it when my issue arrives in my mailbox.

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    April 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Congratulations, Amy!!! I love, love, love the quilt! The colors are beautiful and the pattern does showcase the fabrics wonderfully. I can&#39;t wait to get the issue!

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    April 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I love your minions too!

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    April 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

    PS this is one of my favorite patterns you&#39;ve ever done. So simple, but stunning and it shows off the fabric SO WELL. Love.

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    amy smart
    April 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Thanks so much to everyone for the quilt love! It&#39;s fun to see it again.

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