Thursday, April 12, 2012

Finished Swoon Quilt!

Hi everyone! Hope you are doing well. We've been enjoying longer days and blue skies, at least some of the time. It's been spring break this week and we've visited an airplane museum and gone to see the locks in Seattle too. We were lucky to have my husband's parents and sister visit us for a few days, it's sad to see them leave.

I finished this quilt up the other day:

Finished Swoon Quilt 
And even had sunlight for taking some pictures. Maybe this photo's a little too bright but I like it anyway. We waited so long for sunny days this winter.

A few notes: 
*I used Basic Grey's Curio fabric collection for the blocks and a JoAnn's quilter's only solid for the background. I am disappointed because the quality of the quilter's only solid has really gone down since I last bought some, probably a couple years ago. It has a much looser weave and lower thread count, and I won't be using it again. 

*Pieced and quilted with thread from Connecting Threads; I have been really happy with their thread. I used the Essential Pro thread and will be ordering more soon. (Also they have some really cool circuit board fabric that I'm going to use to make a Kindle cover for my son.)

*Blocks are 18". The finished quilt is around 62" x 68". 

*I quilted it by stippling in the background areas and doing some swoopy outline quilting around the edges of the block pieces. Here's a closer picture of the quilting:
Swoon quilting detail 
I'm happy to be done with it and excited to be working on my next project. :)

15 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's a beauty!

Karen said...

Beautiful Vicki...

Karen

A.J. Dub. said...

Beautiful! It is the first one I have seen finished. I love how your fabrics came together.

Tina said...

So in love with your choice of color. Beautiful!

bernie said...

It is just beautiful. thank you too for including all of the details as far as fabric, thread and how you quilted it. I love reading the details. Bernie

Eileen said...

lovely! that's such a cool block and love the fabrics you've chosen. seattle has so many wonderful places--the locks are one of my all time favorite places--in the summer, their gardens are fantastic, also! it's fun to go through them in a boat, too

FabricandFlowers said...

Lovely! I'm finishing my Swoon this weekend. I've enjoyed making it but glad it is finally done.

I appreciate your comments on fabric and thread quality. We don't have Consumers Reports for those things. It's good to share our experiences.

Nancy said...

Wow... it's beautiful!

Sonia B said...

Stunning! And I love your quilting. It all turned out beautiful.

Candied Fabrics said...

oooh, pretty pretty pretty!

Sharon said...

Beautiful!

QuiltNut Creations said...

It looks fabulous! Great job.

@pril said...

This is really pretty. Great job!

@pril
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Elizabeth said...

I am swooning! I love it! Your quilting really accents the quilt. Beautiful job!

xo -E

Tim said...

Vicki,

I didn't geta chance to thank you while we visited, but we love the quilt. It is beautiful and your work is so maticulous, the detail is unbelievable. Thank you so much.

Grandpa Tim