August 29, 2014

Swoon




It feels really good to scratch this quilt off of my Work In Progress list! Even just saying it... "Swoon"... feels good! 



It's been about 18 months years since I started this at my first retreat (wow, this darn blog sure does make it easy to see how long I've been letting this sit in a pile)!  





It actually sat again, mostly untouched, until my next retreat.  




And then, it sat again until I decided to enter it into a quilt show next month and had to RUSH to get it done.  

So, I had to make some decisions on quilting this bad boy! On Camille Roskelley's Swoon, she chose a baptist fan design, which I love! I really love mixing modern and traditional. Baptist fan is about as traditional as you can go with a quilting design, but it looks fantastic with this pattern.  It really let's the blocks shine!

So, I set out to mark a baptist fan design and quilt it myself.  I found a great tutorial to help me do it, but I ran into a few snags which I won't get into here (not related to the tutorial).  Finally, after consulting my quilty lady friends, I decided to rent time with my friend Emily on her longarm and knock this sucker out. She has the most amazing computerized longarm. We programmed it, set it all up, and voila, this happened!

Speechless.





Quilt Stats
80" x 80"
Fabrics: Flea Market Fancy, Comma, Apple Jacks and a few  other stash fabrics
Solid is Kona Bone
Thread: Pieced with a neutral Aurifil 50wt
Backing: Spot On by Robert Kaufman in Aqua - I chose a wide backing so I didn't have to piece it.


I have loved this quilt from day 1 and the finished product does not disappoint.  I am actually planning on making a full quilt from mini-Swoon blocks at some point in the future. I've got the pattern and the fabric, I just need to get to it one of these days!!!  I just love it that much.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict today to celebrate the finish! post signature

15 comments:

  1. OK...this is beautiful! The colors are so pleasing. Congrats on a finish.

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  2. LOVE it! I love a Swoon, any Swoon, and I love FMF too so this is just perfection.

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  3. awesome, and I agree the fan really highlights the quilt

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  4. Oh My Gosh Stacey! The top is beautiful alone, but with the quilting it is just fabulous!

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  5. That looks fabulous! I'm jaaaalous of your baptist fans, too! :)

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  6. I agree that this quilt is indeed a "swoon" finish!
    Is that the Utah State Capital in the background? I LOVE that building -- so, so, so beautiful!

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  7. What a fabulous finished quilt. You must be so proud of this finish. Visiting from Whoop Whoop!

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  8. It looks fantastic, it must b so great to have this finished.

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  9. Beautiful! Worth all the effort. The quilting finishes it fabulously.

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  10. You did yourself proud on this project!! And I am sure it is because of an earlier post where you mentioned the mini-swoon block that I had to get it for myself - NO plans to start it anytime soon though!!! But the big ones, I am thinking to make in flannel for a backing someday!! :-) I love how you quilted this too. Good job and who cares how long it took - it got done didn't it?? ;-)

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  11. Yep, there is something about going backwards looking for the first post on a quilt! I'm always surprised at how far back I have to go. The Baptist Fan quilting adds a very interesting touch to Swoon.

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  12. It looks fab, well done on the finish. Good choice of quilting design too

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  13. Fabulous, just fabulous!! So is the photo. The quilting is perfection!!

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  14. I'm not sure what I love most here -- the modern color palette, the amazing fabrics (if I made my own Swoon, it would feature DS for sure!), or the flawless quilting. Well done!

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  15. Love, love, and love some more everything about this quilt. Congratulations on getting it finished, well worth the time.

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