The Landmark Quilt: Boho-Inspired Version


Landmark Boho Lake

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Remaking older patterns is sort of like returning home.

This is precisely how I felt while recently making a new boho-inspired Landmark Quilt!

A friend of mine has a son who is getting married this summer and I decided to make a quilt for him and his fiancee as a wedding gift.

So, why did I choose to make them a Landmark Quilt? A few reasons, actually. Their style is very bohemian. They love all things vintage, organic colours and geometric shapes. In fact, in their engagement picture, I spotted a pillow with geometric and triangular shapes that I pulled from as inspiration! 

Instagram Pic

I sent the groom's mom a couple of different quilt pattern options and mockups that have that sort of geometric feel including Star Lake and of course, Landmark. 

Star Lake Boho Mockups

Star Lake Mockup 3

Landmark Mockup

In the end, she chose Landmark because of its vintage and traditional, yet still modern feel. Quilt patterns with a large, overall design tend to lean much more modern in design. Because Landmark is a block-based design made up of smaller and more intricate piecing, it ended up being the perfect choice!

When it came to colour choices, I pulled inspiration from the same photo! Their home decor/clothing colours/wedding colours are very boho with lots of terracotta, mustard yellow and deep jade greens. 

Landmark Boho Inspo

I quickly did a Pinterest search and found that most boho colour combinations include exactly those three colours! So, we went with it!

Check out my Boho Colour Inspiration Pinterest board here!

I was finding it a tad difficult to seamlessly blend all these colours together into one cohesive design. However, Landmark’s design has lines that act as a subtle border, so I knew that using a contrasting jade green would work really well for that. 

Boho Landmark In Progress

Landmark Boho Quilt Blocks

Landmark Boho Quilt Top

Here are the Kona colours I went with: 

Landmark Boho Fabric Pull

Boho Landmark Fabrics

I used Curry for the binding (bound by hand) and Moonglow in Dahlia from Ruby Star Society for the backing. I picked this because it had the perfect boho/tattoo look (they both love tattoos) and it just felt so young and hip!

Landmark Boho Binding Car

For the machine quilting, I did a similar “S” shape as I did for the Prairie Rose cover quilt, but used 1 ¼” spacing instead, using my walking foot as a guide. I really wanted it to feel organic with a soft and drapey look!

Landmark Boho Quilting

I used Aurifil’s 40 wt thread in Muslin 2311 because I liked that it had a thicker weight to it. I then used 50 wt thread (Canadians, click here) in the bobbin so that it was finer on the back.

I felt like this quilt could handle a bit more of a “chunky” look because of the pattern’s negative space. So, these thread choices gave it some extra oomph! 

Landmark Boho Trees

I added a final touch with a hand-sewn, homemade label...

Landmark Boho Label

And I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! 

Landmark Boho Quilt Bundled

In fact, I loved this quilt so much that I created Landmark Boho-Inspired fabric bundles, available in the shop now! 

Landmark Boho Fabric Bundle

Interested in seeing all of the other Landmark versions I made including behind the scene details? Check out the blog post about the cover quilt here and the blog post about all of the other versions here!

Or, take a peek at all of the Landmark pattern tester quilts here!

If you decide to make your own version of the Landmark Quilt, please make sure to use the hashtags #landmarkquilt and #blanketstatementpatterns so that I can see your lovely creation!

Have questions about this pattern or any other ones in the shop? Please reach out to hello@theblanketstatement.ca and we’ll help you out!  

Landmark PDF Pattern

Landmark Paper Pattern