23 January 2015

Swoon Finish

Back in August 2014 I finished the Swoon quilt for my former labmate and his now wife. Somehow I never got around to posting about it in all the chaos.

I made 2 changes to the pattern in my final design. First, I set the center block on point. Second, I added a border made from leftover squares and strips. I'm very happy with both of my modifications, they were easy and I think look pretty good. They also make it closer to a queen size quilt which is what I think a wedding quilt should be.

The quilting, as seen from the back.

I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of this quilt. I did the quilting using a combination of my tiny machine and my mom's super nice anniversary present sewing table and machine that I will never be able to a ford until I have my own 25th wedding anniversary. But I digress. I used a variegated tan thread for the quilting which consisted of outlining the blocks and then filling in the background space with a free motion leafy vine thing.

linking to Finish it Friday at crazy mom quilts


  1. I really like the on-point block. Lovely job! I'm sure they loved the quilt.

  2. Looks great! I really like the quilting from the back.

  3. What a cool feature to have the centre block on point! Great quilting!