Monday, December 14, 2020

Big Swoon

Now that my quilt studio is doubling as my home office I've had to do a major clean out.  I unearthed this giant swoon block basted and just waiting to be quilted.

In the spirit of just get it done I kept the quilting simple and just did some echo quilting and added some extra rows to further define the elements.  After 7 years I was able to finish this off in an afternoon.  I'd even made the binding already so I just needed to slap it on and enjoy some Netflix and chill while tacking it down.

Lessons learned:
Flying Geese would have been better than HSTs for the zigzag border.
Don't use a directional print for zigzags!!!

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 37" x 53"
Pattern:  Adapted Swoon Block by Camille Roskelley
Fabrics: Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun, FSDS Sky & Kiwi, Bella Solids Bleached White.  Timeless Treasures Dots.  Binding: Crazy for Dots & Stripes by RJR Fabrics.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in  Natural White (2021).

1 comment:

  1. I love the Swoon design, but have yet to make one. I think I might need to consider a large Swoon though. Yours is so pretty, and I love the backing fabric. Great finish!