Monday, March 12, 2012

Swoon quilt!

I have finally finished my swoon quilt.  I took my time at the end because I really loved working on this quilt and I didn't want to rush anything.
I debated about how to quilt it, but after seeing some done with straight lines (and since I think straight lines look great on almost anything) I went with straight lines a little over an inch apart.  In my mind the lines were vertical, but my husband held the quilt up sideways (there isn't really an up or down since it is a sqaure and my prints aren't directional, that's just how I thought of it) so here they are horizontal.

I think that white would have made a great background, but I am glad that I went with the darker color because I intend for this quilt to get a lot of use and my kids aren't very good at keeping white things white!

I couldn't decide if I should use the plaid or the blue print for the back, so I used both with a strip of quilter's linen in between.
My husband was kind enough to hold the quilt for me again outside of his office building, but I get the feeling that this is the last quilt that will be photographed in Century City for a while (he wasn't super excited about it).

The only thing that I didn't love about the process was the flying geese.  I ended up using the Fons and Porter flying geese ruler and I probably wouldn't do that again because I ended up with a lot of clipped points (though I am sure that was totally my fault).  Other than that everything lined up pretty well.
The swoon-a-long has now moved on to the On a whim/hopscotch patterns.  I hadn't planned on joining in again, but I am going to do Hopscotch (but I am not starting it for another month or so).

16 comments :

Paige said...

It's so beautiful! I think the darker background is great and it all came together perfectly. www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

Carla said...

It's fabulous! Good for you for quilting it yourself : )

Toni said...

So beautiful, Erica!

randi--i have to say said...

this is beautiful!

Danielle said...

I just love it!

Rachel said...

It looks wonderful! You're giving me some motivation to finish mine, which has been languishing in pieces for a few weeks now.

Jenny said...

This turned out so great!! You really don't need that do you? Because I've been wanting this ever since you did up the top ;o)

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Elaine said...

I'm in love with your swoon quilt. it is beautiful!

Melissa@lolajazz said...

I have seen lots of swoon blocks lately. But yours has made me stop. I LOVE your colour combinations. Beautiful!
Just saw hubby's head peering over to the side...checking out who was watching him maybe?

Ginette said...

Beautiful quilt!!

kitty crafter said...

your quilt came out beautifully! This is the best swoon set that I've seen. Could you tell me the name of the background color that you used? if I ever get around (brave enough) to mkae my own Swoon quilt, that is the bg color that I'd love to use
Thanks!!!

sweet diesel designs said...

This looks beautiful!! I love the Aunt Edna line!

barbara said...

I love this quilt and the darker background is so popular right now. I am inspired to make one just like it!

Debbie said...

I am so happy to see your Swoon - just lovely!! So Swoon...Hopscotch...is there another Camille quilt in your future?? & btw...glad to find you & now a follower...

trish said...

I just saw your swoon quilt on flickr and had to drop by. :o)
I love the solid background that you used! Such a beautiful quilt!

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