I'm entering my Swoon quilt to the Large Quilts category for the Fall 2014 Blogger's Quilt Festival!
This quilt was a long time in the process and always makes me smile when I see it. I started it in January of 2012 at quilt retreat using fabrics from JoAnn's and 3 prints that I affectionately call my birthday prints. These fabrics were purchased with a surprise birthday gift card at a quilt shop in La Plata, MD and paired perfectly with the roll-ups and charms from JoAnn's.
I loved the sea glass look and color of the fabrics so that inspired the quilting designs. I FMQ sea foam- swirls and pebbles - in all of the white space, backgrounds & sashing. I found this design in Angela Walters' book and what a perfect fit! There's also some echo quilting inside the stars at the center of each block. Of course, I used matching Aurifil threads for the quilting!
I pieced some leftover fabrics from the blocks and solid colors for the backing. I used my birthday fabric to make the label. The binding is Sketch in Pool and the actual name of the quilt is Pure Seaglass! It lives on my bed and I absolutely love it - hope you do too!