A little bit more quilt catch-up. My Swoon quilt lives on my bed and I love so many things about it. The pink and grey colour palette is one of my favourites. I selected so many special fabrics for this quilt and tried to use as many as possible. There is a floral print from the one of the first deliveries ever at the workroom, some prints from my trip to Salt Lake City, hand printed fabric from my first ever class with Lizzy House, Liberty of London, For each of the stars, I also added in one rogue piece of another fabric, just to make it more difficult/fun.
I made the quilt ages ago in Johanna’s Swoon Quilt class, where we learned different ways to make these large blocks more efficiently and with less fabric required by the pattern.
The quilt top was done for a while and as usual it just sat for a long time not being quilted. I finally sent it out to a longarmer at the beginning of the year to be completed. I chose a pattern called ‘Crab Apple Flower’. I used wool batting on this quilt and you can really see how the loft shows off the quilting design quite prominently.
The end of the year is approaching much faster than I’d like it to. I’ve got a bit of a line up for the Bernina Q24 longarm – my Meadow Quilt, The Weight of Love Quilt, Brickworks and also my Mod Blocks are ready to go. Thinking I’m going to need a quilting marathon after the holidays.
November 28, 2015 at 1:05 am
December 5, 2015 at 12:40 pm
January 20, 2016 at 12:53 am
January 24, 2016 at 11:57 am
What a beautiful quilt. The fabric choices are superb.
How do you wash a quilt with wool batting? I would love to make one, but I’m not sure how to care for it.
Hi Margie, it’s machine washable. I just use gentle cycle and SOAK wash. I also put it in the dryer for just a few minutes and then hang to dry. It’s fairly easy to take care of!
It’s very beautiful…! I love the colors… particularly the red-raspberry, pink, and grey one of the flower in the center. Is it a fabric that can still be available …