Swoon is quilted and bound. I must say she is rather a sweetie, and that is not just because she uses a lot of fabric from Sweetwater fabrics ranges (Make life Sweet, Mama Said Sew and Lucy's Crab Shack). There is also a sprinkling of Comma by Zen Chic and one or two others I can't remember or didn't have the right bit of selvage on my fat quarter. I feel like I am getting over my awkward adolescent quilting stage where I was too scared to mix and match fabrics from different collections or designers. Hey, I am maturing as a quilter and feeling more confident to make something just because I like it!
When I finishing piecing the top I pondered here what I might do for the quilting. I knew I wanted something all over for the quilting and to resist the urge to quilt something in each star block. I was after a flat modern texture to the quilting. After much deliberating and asking family for opinions, I decided on interlocking circles or wineglasses as it is sometimes called. It actually was quite easy and enjoyable. Despite the fact there are many, many wonky circles of various sizes and many intersections don't meet as they should; I like the effect. The worst part was drawing the grid up. I got into a bit of a rhythm when quilting and completed it over 2 days. I think I will quilt this pattern again as I like it and it wasn't too hard to wrestle this 80 inch square beast under the arm of Hewie (my Bernina 440QE).
I love the backing fabric. it is Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller. It is 100% cotton but has a lovely extra slippery smooth feel to it. It quilted up well (I have no tucks on the back). I used some lovely text print by Sweetwater for the binding. I have found a new favourite, this is the first time I have used text prints and will not be the last. Sweet Swoon now lives on my bed and I just needs a few throw cushions or new bed linens to completely make the room feel like brand new. My March challenge is completely done and I have completed the top of my April Challenge Quilt - reveal to come soon!
Hope you like the pictures. Try and do a little of what you love each day.