Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Hello! Wow, I can't believe it has been 6 months since I last posted something on my blog. Although I do think the break was good for me, I am hoping to post more regularly now.

I may not have been blogging, but I have been quilting. I have a lot of things to share with you so I thought I would start with my favourite finish so far this year, my Swoon quilt.

I started these blocks back in January 2014. I love that the blocks are so big but still take precise piecing. I enjoyed making every one of those blocks. The fabrics are Architextures be Carolyn Friedlander and Home Essentials by Mark Lipinski.

Swoon on quilting machine
The very beginning of the quilting.

This past spring, I decided I was ready to do some custom free-motion quilting on a quilt, using the longarm machine. My Swoon quilt was hanging in the closet at my mom's so I decided it was the perfect quilt to try custom quilting.

It took me a long time to decide what to quilt. I looked at a lot of photos of Swoon quilts on Flickr and on Instagram before deciding to do some ruler work along with some loops, continuous curves and swirly things in the stars.

Swoon block-quilting
Quilting in one swoon block

I love the way it turned out!

Swoon quilt after quilting
Here it is right after I finished quilting it.

I am very proud of this quilt. I truly love everything about it. It is now on our bed, and I love making my bed in the morning and running my fingers over all of the texture.


My mom has since upgraded her Gammill to the computerized Statler. I am still doing hand-guided free-motion quilting however and can't wait to work on the next one!



  1. Absolutely stunning. i never tire of seeing Swoon quilts, and your quilting is just amazing. x

  2. Wow, it's absolutely gorgeous, Ginette! I love everything about it too! Congratulations on a fabulous finish!

  3. Your Swoon is stunning Ginette! I love the colours and your quilting is just beautiful. Congrats on an awesome finish!

  4. Ginette, it is stunning! Your quilting choices are absolutely perfect for it!

  5. OMG, Ginette!!! I'm blown away with your FMQ!

    I was just emailing with your Mom and she told me that you're doing longarm quilting. Good for you but of course you have a great teacher. I'm going to be sending 2 quilts to her next week. Maybe you'll do one or both of them! I'm soooo happy for you!


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