Swoon {a finished quilt!}

The Swoon quilt is done!!!  And thankfully I got it finished before our 10 in 10 quilt guild challenge deadline :

Swoon Quilt

I love the colors in the Salt Air line by Moda.  The recipient asked for a "beachy" quilt and we both thought this ocean inspired collection would be perfect.

Swoon quilting detail

For the quilting I made my first attempt at free motion swirls using Aurifil 50 wt. #2021.  I was hoping to get the effect of waves breaking.  I obviously need a lot more practice with my free motion quilting, but overall I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

Swoon quilting 2

This block with the blue center and green bubble fabric was my favorite, so I used it as the centerpiece of the quilt :)

Swoon quilting 4

I also love the shades of red in this one.  Last night I put the quilt in the washer and made my boys say a prayer with me that the red wouldn't bleed onto all of the white fabric...and thankfully it worked!

Swoon quilting 3

For the binding I used one of the stripes from the Salt Air line and took the extra effort to make sure each seam created a perfectly matched stripe.  As you can see it was well worth it.

matched stripe bindine

I just love a pretty binding roll :)

binding roll

For the back I chose a sunny yellow fabric from the Avignon line by Riley Blake.  It kind of helps chase the winter blahs away.

Swoon binding

Now that it is done I can get it delivered to the gift recipient.  I sure hope she loves it!

Swoon Quilt 2

Quilt Stats:

  • Pattern:  Swoon by Thimbleblossoms (although I added a little wider sashing)
  • Fabric:  Salt Air by Moda for blocks and binding; Moda Bella Bleached White (9900 97) for background and Avignon by Riley Blake for backing
  • Finished Size:  82” square
  • Thread:  Aurifil 50 wt. #2021

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