Thursday, October 30, 2014

BQF Swoon

Welcome -  
   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!


  1. I really like this swoon. The colors in the thumb print drew my attention, they're so peaceful and cool. How appropriate that you call it sea glass, the colors are just that. You've inspired me with your quilting. I've always quilted everything in an off white, and have just discovered quilting with matching threads, so of course I notice it everywhere. Where do you get such off colors of Aurifil? It's hard to find. Your quilt is just beautiful.

  2. I'm swooning over your color choice for this Swoon quilt! Beautiful quilting! Swoon is on my 'one day I'll make it' list. Love yours!

  3. I love it! I need to finish quilting my Swoon too.
    I love the blue and cool and refreshing.