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Boho Heart Quilt Sew Along


This was a fun sew along making Jen Kingwell and Andrea Bair’s Boho Heart Quilt!

The quilt looks stunning in pretty much every fabric selection you could decide on… but I used a curated bundle of Alison Glass fabrics.

The quilt along started on February 1st 2021 and will go until mid May 2021. To be part of the sewalong you need to sign up to receive the weekly emails with all the details of which blocks and my tips and tricks. (Sign ups are now closed for this sewalong)

You can post your blocks and progress on Instagram or in our Facebook Sewalong Group.

The QAL (quilt along) will finish in mid May 2021.

How the Sew Along Will Work

First of all, you will need to sign up for to receive the Sewalong Newsletters (sign up has now closed).

Second you will need to purchase the pattern.

Third – choose your fabrics! I will be using Alison Glass fabrics based on her Art Theory range. And I am also using low volumes for the background.

Connecting With Others and Keeping Up to Date

This sew along is being run on Instagram AND on Facebook

On Instagram you can connect with others who are participating by using the hashtag : #swlbohoheartQAL  (and tag me @said_with_love as well because I love seeing what everyone is doing!)

On Facebook please join in the Said With Love Sew Along group so you can share your blocks and progress there and also use the hashtag #swlbohoheartQAL

To get the weekly blocks to make as well as the tips and tricks, you will need to be signed up for the sewalong (sign ups are now closed).


We will start making blocks on Monday the 1st of February 2021 and end in the middle of May 2021.

I have split the blocks into weekly groups and, as there are quite a few blocks to make for this quilt, it does seem like a lot each week. BUT, before you panic and get stressed, there are catch up weeks throughout the schedule and this is just a suggested schedule for you.

If your life doesn’t allow for this much sewing, don’t worry, make what blocks you can, when you can!

And some of these blocks are quite simple and repetitive so you will be able to knock them over very quickly.

Blocks vary from 10″ down to 2″

The Quilt Along will finish on week beginning 10th May 2021 by sewing up your finished quilt top.

You can quilt and bind it at your own pace after that.


We love doing sew alongs with everyone so we can share the experience and feel like we are sewing along with friends…. but every now and then if someone gives us a prize along the way it makes it even more sweeter!

And get ready to cheer along your fellow sewists with likes and comments!


Sharon from Lilabellelane Creations (EPP extraordinaire and fussy cutting guru!) is offering TWO PDF patterns of the winner’s choice.

Sharon will be selecting the winner in Week 3 – We Are Off To Dresden week!

You will need to be following her on Instagram (Sharon had her old Instagram account hacked about a month ago and she is now having to build back her audience in her new account! argh!) So follow along to support a wonderful pattern designer!


OR follow her on Facebook (which ever social media you spend your time on!)


And to purchase her amazing patterns and kits head on over to her website


Make Modern Magazine is an amazing digital quilting magazine published every two months.

Full of great patterns, interviews, sewalongs and quilting tips!

The girls from Make Modern Magazine are offering a digital subscription to their wonderful magazine as a prize for a finished quilt top in May! Details on how to enter have been emailed as part of the sewalong and it is open worldwide.


Blog Posts

Boho Heart QAL Sponsor – Make Modern Magazine

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For the final week of the Boho Heart Quilt Along, we have the AWESOME ladies from Make Modern Magazine (MMM)! providing a 6 month subscription! Make Modern Magazine is a digital magazine full of fabulous quilting patterns from designers around the globe, articles, interviews and helpful tips and reviews. MMM…

Boho Heart QAL – Quilt Reveal

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Woohoo! This sewalong has been wonderful..... so many amazing quilters have joined us and made amazing quilt tops! Thank you everyone for joining in and making this the most wonderful sewalong I have hosted. We have three prizes up for grabs for finished quilt tops and I'll announce those Monday…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 14

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We are putting together the two right hand sections (or groups as they are called in the pattern) this week! Putting each of the sections together is a little time consuming... and it is totally like a fabric jigsaw puzzle... but it is SO rewarding! Section 3 went together really…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 13

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Woohoo!! We started putting the four big sections (called groups in the pattern) together this week! There were just a few little blocks left to do ... the 'fillers' before we could start cutting our background strips and putting groups 1 and 2 together! These little plus signs are sprinkled…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 12

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Woohoo! Sorry I missed a week blogging about the Boho Heart Quilt Along...oops! Week 12 was Dentist week...... yep, we made Saw Tooth Star blocks (I crack myself up)... I love a good star block, and the Ohio Star blocks from previous weeks got me itching to do a star…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 11

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Well we are starting to get to the pointy end of the sewalong! This week we have a few more blocks to make... not tricky, but still need to concentrate, especially with fabric placement! And as we are making square in a square blocks and an Ohio Star block, I…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 10

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Woohoo! We are on the downhill slope of the sewalong with lots and lots of blocks behind us. This week we are off holidaying in the Cabin! Ok, so we aren't exactly heading off to a cabin for a sewing weekend with the girls (sadly).... but we can pretend! Intersection…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 8

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It's Yoga Week! So let's stretch and relax... we are back on normal pieced blocks and only a few of them this week for a nice easy time. After all the stress (ok, on my part perhaps!) of the applique and EPP blocks, it is soooo nice to be back…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 7

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We are continuing to apply ourselves for this week! More applique and some English Paper Piecing thrown in for good measure! I am loving seeing the blocks that people are doing with needleturn applique.... it really does look soooo good! My blocks are done with raw edge machine applique just…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 6

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We start on our applique journey for the next two weeks with lots of different blocks! There were so many blocks we split them over week 6 & week 7.... giving us all plenty of time to work on them. I chose to do raw edge machine applique on my…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 5

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Week 4 was a catch up week for everyone who hadn't started at the same time or had gotten a bit busy with life..... but we are back into it with Week 5 - Off to the Courthouse with you! This week is all about Courthouse Step blocks and how…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 3 blocks

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Wow… where are the days going?!? Week 3 is upon us already and we are off to Dresden! Dresden plate blocks that is…. oh how we all wish we could actually travel to Dresden… or pretty much anywhere! : ) I haven't done many dresden blocks in my quilting life...…

Boho Heart QAL Sponsor – Lilabellelane Creations

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This week we have an amazing sponsor - Sharon from Lilabellelane Creations! Sharon is an EPP (english paper piecing) guru and has designed so many awesome patterns (along with some normal piecing ones too) and her fussy cutting techniques are just stunning. These are some of her blocks from her…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 2

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Wow... what a first week of our Boho Heart Quilt Along! There are some amazing blocks being made over in our Facebook Quilting & Sewalong Group and on Instagram using the hashtag #swlbohoheartQAL! And it has been wonderful to see people helping each other out with questions about techniques and…

Boho Heart QAL – Week 1

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February 1st is finally here! yay! The Boho Heart Quilt Along starts today and I have been working very hard behind the scenes making blocks and some videos and taking a gazillion photos (when you start having to work out how to get space back on your phone because you…

Our next Sewalong – Boho Heart Quilt

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As a maker I love joining in sew alongs, as a business owner I get even MORE of a kick out of hosting a sew along and seeing lots of people join in the fun and friendship of sewing a pattern together! Our 2021 sewalong is going to be Jen…