This is Lynn’s Swoon quilt and she is going to use this as a large wall hanging so asked for custom quilting! I’ve had this quilt on my machine all week and it was so nice to take it off my machine and see all the quilting texture in the sunlight! Lynn suggested a few modern and traditional quilting design so I incorporated a mix of both to give it an eclectic feel! I had search Swoon quilts online for inspiration and most of them are quilted edge to edge but there where two custom quilts that stood out to me. You can see Kay’s here and Linda’s here! I have been following both these ladies blogs for many years, they are great inspiration to me. Sometimes just one little design element can spark a series of ideas and you end up finishing a quilt in a way you never imagined when you started. That is what happened here, I had only a few simple ideas planned when I loaded this quilt on Monday then the ideas just grew from there.
It is still cold here, –20’ with a –25’ windchill when I was taking these pictures!
I started the quilting by stitching in the ditch then added continuous curves to the print fabric in the Swoon blocks. I then added the back and forth lines around the star…which I had never done before….if you look closely at the 45 degree corner one you’ll see just how new I am to that design! :)
Then I quilted the two over lapping squares and added a feather motif inside. After that the big open space in the background….what to do there? I knew I wanted a small feather motif in a diamond shape and have more line radiating out of the center. Did a lot of stitching and ripping to get to the final design with the pebbles and curls.
The batting is Quilters Dream Blend and the thread is So Fine. I also used Invisifil for the pebbles.