Monday, February 27, 2012

Swoon in flight!




Here it is!  This is now a finished quilt!  If anyone ever asks how long it takes to hand sew a binding on a Swoon quilt, it takes the length of the Oscars. Of course, I did look up from time to time to see Cirque du Soliel and the strange Angelina Jolie leg pose, but other than that, I hand sewed the binding.  Then after work and before a dinner meeting, I pinned it up on the clothesline for a photo op.  Husband was helping.  Actually he spent a lot of time pinning clothespins to my pant legs and stuff but at least he was there to cheer me on.  Swoon took a flight though when the pins gave way and the quilt fell to the ground.  I had to super pin it.  This is one really big quilt!

I love it!  I used an assortment of stash fabrics, Martha Negley, Amy Butler and Kaffe Fasset florals that I picked up last summer at my fabulous local quilt shop's "by the pound" sample sale.  The Swoon pattern by Camillie Roskelley calls for 18 fat quarters.  Because I used samples that were all less that fat quarter size, I needed to figure out how to make the best use of the multiple bits of fabric.  I used fussy cut florals for the centres of each Swoon block and coordinating florals in each of the Swoon "corners."  Each Swoon block then, had four different prints.   It works!  I borrowed the cornerstone idea from Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey and venerable leader of the Swoon-Along.

After sandwiching, I let Swoon sit and rest until I decided how to quilt it.  After lurking around the internet, checking out different forms of Swoon quilting, I went for simple but fairly dense straight line quilting. I quilted it in a marathon on a Sunday with wonderful Aurifil, 50 wt in white.  Bound in a purple print.  Done like dinner!

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Made by Me and Sew Modern Monday!

23 comments:

  1. this is gorgeous! I just love it! Love the colours and the pattern. Where are you going to put it - you have my address don't you?

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  2. Your photos and the quilt are beautiful.

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  3. So beautiful - love the colours you have used!

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  4. it's beautiful, congrats on such a lovely finish :D

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  5. I love your bright colors and straight line quilting

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  6. That's just phenomenal. I've been ogling swoon quilts for a while, but yours is really stunning. The colors and fabric choices are wonderful!

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  7. It's fabulous...I love it! And look at all that green in your photo...it's all white here!

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  8. I am in love with your quilt. It cam out fabulous! Great job!

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  9. Just beautiful. It's on my to do list. I love the colours you used.

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  10. I love the Swoon pattern - you did an amazing job creating the quilt :)

    Love for you to share this at my Wednesday's "Made by ME" linky party here:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-20-linky-party.html

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  11. This is awesome! Looks great!!!!

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  12. Your swoon quilt is so beautiful, you really chose a great colour combination!

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  13. It is SO awesome!!! Congrats!

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  14. I really love your quilt! I think it's my favorite of all the Swoon quilts I've seen so far - your use of color is amazing!

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  15. I really love your quilt! I think it's my favorite of all the Swoon quilts I've seen so far - your use of color is amazing!

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  17. I love this quilt (you've made amazingly wonderful color choices!) and have pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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