Sunday, November 4, 2012

Swoon...


I have a finish!  woohoo!!!  I started working on this quilt back here...all the way back in January.  It's the 'swoon' pattern by Camille Roskelley of the Simplify blog.  It's amazing and I loved putting these 24 1/2" blocks together  I originally intended to make 9 blocks, which would have made the quilt about 75" square (without sashing or border).  After making 7, I decided to use sashing and a border and use just 4 of the blocks...making a nice lap-sized quilt at about 55 inches square.  The remaining blocks (probably 2 of them, anyway) will make really nice pillows.  Not a priority, but certainly on my 'to do' list.

I have not washed/dried this quilt, yet, so it's not all soft and crinkly.  I wanted to be sure that you could see the quilting on it.  I decided to step out of my comfort zone with the quilting on this one.  And, I have to tell you that I am crazy in love with it!!!

Here's your first look at the entire quilt...  (I apologize in advance for the fold lines...it was folded and smashed in a bag yesterday.)

Orange and aqua...who would have thought that color combination was so fabulous? 

Here are some closeups...



What I did...I quilted diagonal lines in each of the 4 blocks...all going from the center of the quilt to the outside border.  I quilted pebbles - in various sizes -  in the sashing.  Then on the border, I quilted several straight lines and quilted 2 rows of bitty pebbles.  None of this was difficult on my Naomi Janome...and it's not totally off the grid quilting, but it was different for me.  Not perfect, but I am so happy that I did this.  I definitely see more adventures in quilting in my future!

Ohyeah...and here's the back.  Pieced, of course...

 


Can you see why I am crazy in love with this quilt?  ~sigh~

I need to write a long blog post one day soon...on moving and owning a cat and a multitude of other topics.  But, this is all I have for now.

Have a great week!







"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

11 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Yes you do, you own a cat? When did that happen, how does Tag feel about said cat? Your quilt is fantastic. You did such awesome job of quilting it. I bet you are crazy about it.

Lindy said...

Jacque I love it! You did a wonderful job with the machine quilting... really really great job!

WoolenSails said...

I really like the white as a contrast, brings out the colors and makes a stunning quilt. And we have to see the new kitty, I am in shock, lol.

Debbie

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Oh, it looks great, Jacque! I wish I would have kept up with mine. Love the quilting and LOVE the binding!!!

nanci said...

Love it Jacque....how long did the quilting take? very very intricate works.
moving across the country with a dog is an adventure. Now a cat would really be an experience.
Did you do the needle work on the rug on your logo? I always stop and cherish it.

Logan O'Bier said...

Love it! Swoon is such a good pattern!!!

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Lindy said...

Jacque
can not get on my blog anymore thinking of calling it quits but will still follow you!

StitchCat said...

It is a beautiful colour combination.

Tammy Burks said...

Love the color combination on this one! So cheery!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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Nanci said...

Love, love it jacque! Did you have many threads to tie off after all the rows of diags...just wondering. I love the pebbles which really give the rest of the quilting the finished look.
If you keep quilting you will have to do the rest of those tops in fancy patterns too. Practice makes perfect.

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