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.
|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.
|Quilting in one swoon block|
I love the way it turned out!
|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!