I was going to wait and post tomorrow, but it seems everyone wants more Swoon!! First, let me start by saying it was an incredible honor to quilt for Thelma of Cupcakes ‘n Daisies. Thelma’s blog was one of my most favorite blogs to read before I started mine, still is. I remember the very first email I sent Thelma asking for her advice. So it is incredibly awesome that I quilt for her now. Thelma is an amazing piecer. I swear her quilts were so flat, just like a sheet!! An absolute pleasure to quilt. Warning…lots-o-photos ahead. 🙂 Let me introduce Baby Swoon.
Baby Swoon is actually the second quilt I quilted for Thelma. The first was her version of Mocha Trail. I’ll post all about that one in my next post. These quilts each need their own post! 🙂
I really had fun trying new quilt designs on this. More of a contemporary/whimsical style.
I just love how the custom quilting looks on Swoon. Of course, I took photos along the way while I was quilting. Sometimes photos while the quilt is on the machine are my favorite because I can see the progress.
I know I already showed the back, but I think it’s worth another look. 🙂
I always love the backs nearly as much as the fronts of quilts!
A before quilting pic.
Let’s see some of the specifics on this quilt…all the quilting is freehand. I used my ruler to do a lot of stitch in the ditch and straight line quilting. I used the white, Bleached Dream Cotton batting in the Select. It’s the mid-loft. I LOVED it!! I wanted a white batting to really make the white as white as possible in the quilt. It was my first experience with this batting and I would gladly use it again! The pattern is Swoon by Camille Roskelley. The fabric is Carrie Nelson’s Nine Dots. Just two thread changes in this quilt.
I was a little nervous initially quilting for Thelma, but what I was most nervous about had nothing to do with the quilting…but the binding! I also did the binding. I know quilters like their binding done a certain way, so I did my best and held my breath. I apply binding with my regular sewing machine to the front of the quilt and hand stitch to the back. I haven’t mastered the whole applying it with the longarm yet. I surely wasn’t going to practice on this quilt!! LOL!!! Thankfully, Thelma loved the binding too.
Thelma sent me the nicest email when she received her quilts. I was so moved by it that I actually printed it out and displayed in my studio! It’s nice to have a little inspiration during those times of frustration…cuz I never have those. LOL!! Thank you, Thelma! It was really hard to send the quilts back, but when I could literally hear how thrilled Thelma was in her email, it made my whole day!
Make sure you stop by Thelma’s blog to see her quilts at home.