Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blueberry Patch swoon quilt finish...

Beautiful swoon quilt by Cathy from the Blue Berry Patch blog. Pretty great huh? Cathy is a quilter and knitter, and I think she lives on a real blueberry farm! She is also working on some fun granny squares here, and some Farmers wife blocks here. Be sure to visit her blog for some fun creative inspiration!

Swoon in flight!


Here it is!  This is now a finished quilt!  If anyone ever asks how long it takes to hand sew a binding on a Swoon quilt, it takes the length of the Oscars. Of course, I did look up from time to time to see Cirque du Soliel and the strange Angelina Jolie leg pose, but other than that, I hand sewed the binding.  Then after work and before a dinner meeting, I pinned it up on the clothesline for a photo op.  Husband was helping.  Actually he spent a lot of time pinning clothespins to my pant legs and stuff but at least he was there to cheer me on.  Swoon took a flight though when the pins gave way and the quilt fell to the ground.  I had to super pin it.  This is one really big quilt! 


I love it!  I used an assortment of stash fabrics, Martha Negley, Amy Butler and Kaffe Fasset florals that I picked up last summer at my fabulous local quilt shop's "by the pound" sample sale.  The Swoon pattern by Camillie Roskelley calls for 18 fat quarters.  Because I used samples that were all less that fat quarter size, I needed to figure out how to make the best use of the multiple bits of fabric.  I used fussy cut florals for the centres of each Swoon block and coordinating florals in each of the Swoon "corners."  Each Swoon block then, had four different prints.   It works!  I borrowed the cornerstone idea from Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey and venerable leader of the Swoon-Along.  




I love it!  I used an assortment of stash fabrics, Martha Negley, Amy Butler and Kaffe Fasset florals that I picked up last summer at my fabulous local quilt shop's "by the pound" sample sale.  The Swoon pattern by Camillie Roskelley calls for 18 fat quarters.  Because I used samples that were all less that fat quarter size, I needed to figure out how to make the best use of the multiple bits of fabric.  I used fussy cut florals for the centres of each Swoon block and coordinating florals in each of the Swoon "corners."  Each Swoon block then, had four different prints.   It works!  I borrowed the cornerstone idea from Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey and venerable leader of the Swoon-Along.

After sandwiching, I let Swoon sit and rest until I decided how to quilt it.  After lurking around the internet, checking out different forms of Swoon quilting, I went for simple but fairly dense straight line quilting. I quilted it in a marathon on a Sunday with wonderful Aurifil, 50 wt in white.  Bound in a purple print.  Done like dinner!



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28 comments:

Suburban Stitcher said...

it's gorgeous! fabulous finish.

Kiera Vanella said...

Wow! That is just stunning. I always love the look of color up against white. It just pops! So beautiful!

Cherie said...

Looks incredible! Like a stained glass window! =D

marth225 said...

Beautiful - i'll have to put that on my to do list

Wendy said...

Gorgeous!

Debbie said...

totally awesome quilt!!

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous!!!!

Shanna said...

absolutely beautiful!!! I love the cornerstones too!

LillyBelle Threads said...

Those colours are incredible! It looks like stained glass:)

Alisa said...

Yeah! It looks really good!

Christie said...

Absolutely beautiful :)

Richard Healey said...

Such a pretty quilt love that style of quilt.

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Anette said...

That quilt really says WOW! allover it. It is stunning. Your quilt is inspiring for a novice like me. I'm happy making cell phone, ipad and nook covers with cute felt animals on them. I just wore my cell phone cover around my neck to book club one night and unexpectedly ended up with loads of orders for covers of all kinds. I wear my $15 Tracfone SVC cell phone for seniors round my neck for emergencies. What I like about the phone is the large buttons and letters on the screen for easy reading and it only costs me $7/mnth for service.
My friends and family have already said they want quitled stuff for Xmas, which is fine by me as it will then be the first Xmas where I don't go in the red.

Izzy said...

Stunning... Simply stunning!

mtnquiltr said...

It looks just gorgeous! And the cornerstones are a very pretty added detail that I really like. You're inspiring me to finish my own Swoon quilt!

Anne said...

I haven't really been into the swoon block that much, but your variant totally changes my mind!! I realized last week that one reason I wasn't a fan of it is that two fabrics is just kinda boring to me. I'm working on my own variant, but I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Thank you for sharing. :D

I pinned this, but please let me know if you don't like pins, and I can take it down. :)

Cathy said...

Thank you everyone for your comments!

Dawn said...

I like this Swoon better than any that I have seen. It's really lovely! good job!

Katy said...

Cathy's swoon is awesome - I love it!!!

Jan-Maree said...

my goodness what a gorgeous quilt! Cathy certainly has a way with colours!

Lisa C said...

Really, really pretty. I'm not usually on the swoon bandwagon (appreciate it from afar!) but I like the twist you put on it. Thanks for sharing.

Magan said...

Breathtaking! I love your use of vibrant colors-- very well done!

Lori said...

this is fantastic, i love how you matched the fabrics together.

Rebeckah Austin said...

So lovely!!! I want to make one exactly like it!

Cynthia said...

Your swoon quilt is really beautiful. What are you going to do with it?

Becky said...

I am crazy about the bright colors in this quilt!! Love it!!

Lynne said...

Wow! That is a beauty!

Carla said...

This is one of my favorite Swoon quilts ever! I love your colour and fabric choices, the fussy cutting, everything! So pretty!