Swoon Quilt

Swoon Quilt

  • Pattern: Swoon by Thimble Blossoms  By: Camille Roskelley
  • Fabric Collection: MODA, “Over the Rainbow” Collection By: Edyta Sitar
  • Thread:  Auril 2370 for piecing and quilting
  • Batting: Quilter’s Dream 80/20

Dimensions:

  • Before Quilting: 95″ x 95″
  • After Quilting:  92″ x 92″
  • After Washing and Drying on low in dryer:  85″ x 85″

So, I had a total of 10″ shrinkage in each direction (roughly 10.5 %).  I’m not happy about that.  I actually pre-washed and dried the batting before it was quilted. Maybe I should have pre-washed all of the fabrics.

These pictures were taken before the binding was sewn on.

Swoon by Camille Roskelley Thimble Blossoms

I took the scraps and made a cover for my 2019 Quilter’s Planner.

Point of View Quilt

Point of View

Quick Project with (nearly) Instant Gratification

This block pattern, designed by Terri Vanden Bosch, won the 2016 Accuquilt GO! Block Design contest. It is complicated enough to be show worthy, while at the same time, small enough to complete in a couple of days.  Her fabric choices were not something I would have thought of, but they really work well within the block.

Point of View

Point of View Quilt
Point of View Quilt
Point of View Quilt
Point of View Quilt
Point of View Quilt
Point of View Quilt
Point of View Quilt
Point of View Quilt
Emilys Wedding Quilt

FINALLY FINISHED!

Emily's Wedding Quilt

Emily’s Wedding Quilt

After 3 years, I have finally finished this quit.  The pattern was found in an issue or Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine. I have lost the magazine, so I can’t post the issue of volume number. The name of the pattern is “Emily’s Wedding Quilt” and I think it can be purchased from the Keepsake Quilting website.

The pattern gives the illusion of curves, but is really only squares and triangles. Fairly simple. My blocks ended up being just under 9″.  After washing and drying the finished quilt, the blocks measure around 8 1/2″.
My Quilt

Materials Used:

  • Bella Solids in Snow for the background
  • Enchanted Forest Batik Collection
  • Warm & Natural 100% Cotton Batting
  • Sulky 30 wt. Quilting Thread
  • Aurifil 50 wt. Thread for piecing

The picture at the right shows the block and quilting detail. There are only 2 different blocks alternated throughout the quilt.

The machine quilting pattern was taken from Lori Kennedy’s Craftsy class, Divide and Conquer. I quilted the square flower design inside every square and triangle within the body of the quilt. The borders were quilted with a combination of loops, meandering and feathers.
It is my first bed sized quilt and I learned a lot through the process.

I am most pleased with the colors of the fabric. Bella Solids in Snow was perfect for the background. It’s more cream than white and blends in well with the jewel tones of the batiks.

Emilys Wedding Quilt
Emilys Wedding Quilt
Making the Quilt
Making the Quilt
Quilting the Square Flower
Quilting the Square Flower

A Quilt for Zoë

This past summer, I made 2 very colorful quilts for the other 2 grandkids.  I’m trying to find the pictures I took before I can post about them.

So, this quilt is for the littlest one of our family.  She has just graduated to a regular bed and loves bright colors. I chose the “Swoon” 24″ block pattern for hers.  It is really bright and cheery.