A big thank you to Amy's Creative Side for organising the Blogger's Quilt Festival, so those of us who can't get to Quilt Market have something to get excited about! I've decided to enter my most beloved Swoon in to the Bed Quilt category. You can see the original post HERE. I will have another post shortly for my second entry :)
Those of you who have been around here for a while would have seen many a blog post about this quilt, the whole process was dissected each week through photos. And you all shared my excitement, which made putting it together even more exhilarating than ever!
I had my fat quarter bundle of Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill for months, and after much searching and thinking about how I would use it, I stumbled across the Swoon phenomena! I had absolutely no idea that this quilt pattern had swept the world, but was happy to be joining in!
I became rather obsessed with getting the quilt finished, and managed to get it all done in a matter of weeks. I was able to fussy cut the centre blocks in all but one of them, which was quite an effort given they're all cut from fat quarters. I tried to choose the prints in each block so that they would accentuate the amazing colours and not overpower each other. I was pleasantly surprised with the colour balance when I'd completed then all.
I sent it off to the quilter (the first time I've had a quilt quilted by someone else!) and was stunned with the end result! The binding went on quickly and that night, I put my kids to work holding this huge baby up! Bella the cat inspected it and was very happy.
The backing was made up of rows of left over Notting Hill and the white broadcloth I used for the top. And then lots of yardage of this divine print.
I'm happy to say it lives very happily on our bed. I'm not very happy to say that Bella still loves the quilt, and leaves her black hair as a calling card.....
The gorgeous all over quilting design.
And the quilt that took over our lounge room.
I say it with most of the quilts I make, but I think this really is my all time favourite. Perhaps just because it was made for me, right from the time I purchased the fabric.
In the details: Machine pieced on my Bernina. Finished size: 90" x 90". Machine Quilted by Jeanette @ Gone Aussie Quilting.