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I am so happy to be sharing with you today, a king size quilt finish!

Swoon quilt is like a must-have, must make in a quilter’s life. It is Camille Roskelley’s pattern based on the traditional block, the carpenter’s wheel block.

I started this quilt back in April this year with a selection of my all time favourite fabrics – some Anna Maria Horners, Amy Butlers and various Art Gallery Fabrics.  The piecing went really quick and I was done with the top within a week or two!

If you are looking for fabrics, I would love to recommend online shopping HERE> I love their customer service, cheap capped international shipping  (since I am an international) and their fabric bundle comes in such a beautiful package. And they have wide selections including all from the designer’s I have in this quilt.

Swoon Quilt Prep 1

The quilting + procrastination was the one holding the quilt back.

I am so glad it made it before the new year comes! It feels so great. I really do love this quilt, the size, the fabric chosen for it and the super large blocks they are made of.

 

Swoon Quilt - King size 108square

(Wall quilt was made using quilt-as-you-go technique. Tutorial for the wall quilt is here)

They were love and hate when I was quilting this. It was so large that I felt I was never ever going to get it done. It took ages and many hours. I only spent probably less than an hour a day, (yes, I get bored easily) but I finally did it!!! I am very proud to say this quilt was quilted under my domestic machine, Janome Horizon.

At first, I was working on the dining table, then I moved to my tiny space but once I got used to it, it wasn’t as hard as I’d imagined it to be.

Quilting Swoon quilt

Now that it lives on the bed, the quilting is perfect. I don’t regret quilting it as I did. I loved every bit of it.

Swoon Quilt - King size 108square freemotionquilting

Swoon Quilt - King size 108square freemotionquilting up close2
Swoon Quilt - King size 108squaremy fav block
Swoon Quilt - King size 108square freemotionquilting up close2
Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy the photos of this quilt I share here. Will try and put together some tips I learned on how to quilt large quilts under a domestic machine.

Finally, a stripy binding in mint -the perfect combination I say to finish off! The border is Hand Drawn Roses by Anna Maria Horner and the binding is April Showers by Bonnie and Camille

Stripe binding

I quilted the borders with the idea of having a fence trellis behind those roses. It suits the final look and I love it!

Stripe binding - trellis border

The backing is solid mustard. I love the effect of having a whole quilt on the backing.

Swoon Quilt - King size 108square with solid background

Here is an in-progress photo of when I was still quilting this beast. I stopped every now and then, quilting each block from the centre out.

freemotion quilting. the back of my swoon quilt.

Quilt Stats:

Date started and finish: April – Dec 2014

Fabrics: form own stash – a selection of mixed designer fabrics

Measures : 108 ” x 108″

Pattern : Swoon by Thimbleblossoms

Batting : Cotton batting by White and Natural Co.

 

Have you ever made the popular Swoon Quilt?

If you haven’t, try it out! It comes together so fast with these giant blocks. You can get the pattern here.

 

 


19 Comments

  1. Michelle @ needle and nest Reply

    Wow! I’m so impressed that you did all that quilting on your domestic machine. Well done!!

  2. Michelle @ needle and nest Reply

    Wow! I’m so impressed that you did all that quilting on your domestic machine. Well done!!

  3. So beautiful! I love the AMH rose border, and the quilting is awesome – especially since you did it all on your domestic! Go you! 🙂

  4. Elizabeth Jones Reply

    It turned out lovely. I really like your quilting choice to just put the swirls in the negative space and impressive that you did it on your home machine! Swoon is definitely on my 2015 to-make list (for my grandmother) but I’m planning to have mine long-armed!

  5. This looks fabulous! What a great effort to get it done on your domestic machine, I’m super envious. I love love love the addition of the roses border – great use (and it’s one of my all time favourite prints!). Can’t wait to see what other marvellous things you make in 2015!

    • amira_littlemushroomcap Reply

      Thank you Angie! Looking forward to trying new techniques in 2015! Have a lovely new year!

  6. This looks great! I have this pattern on my “someday, when I get to it” list. I really love the color combo that came from your favorite fabrics. I’m also intrigued by the fact that you managed to quilt the whole thing on your domestic machine. I have never attempted a quilt that big on my machine. And, you did some awesome quilting, not just straight lines or anything 🙂

  7. This looks great! I have this pattern on my “someday, when I get to it” list. I really love the color combo that came from your favorite fabrics. I’m also intrigued by the fact that you managed to quilt the whole thing on your domestic machine. I have never attempted a quilt that big on my machine. And, you did some awesome quilting, not just straight lines or anything 🙂

  8. I was stuck in a rut of completing the quilt tops, but feeling too intimidated to tackle the quilting on my little Bernina. I was spending too much time dreaming of a long arm sewing machine. But I saw this post a couple months ago and what you accomplished with your domestic machine and plunged in. Four of the quilt tops in my queue are now completed!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Stitch on!
    =)

  9. Beautiful quilt and quilting. Very inspiring. A swoon quilt is on my to-do list … someday … so many quilts, sew little time … 🙂 Pat

  10. Stunning. Thank you for posting and adding this to my To-Do list! Cheers!

  11. Bonny L Schmid Reply

    Gorgeous quilting!!! I love your yellow rose border print!

  12. This is a.beautiful quilt, so inspiring! Thank you for posting ?

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