Sunday, July 8, 2012

A finish and a favorite

 I finished the Swoon quilt, and I am happy all the way around, but mostly I am glad that it is finished.
These fabrics were all from Bonnie and Camille, and I like how they all play so well together.  I guess that is the whole idea behind a collection, right?

I also want to show you my new favorite quilt design.  I used this on the tie quilt, and it worked so well, and was such fun to do, I used it again in this Swoon.  It is called Plume feather, designed by Angela Walters.

I love this design, it is so versatile and fills up odd shaped spaces with such beauty and movement.  It is fun to stitch, and I highly recommend it.

Here are some more pictures of the quilt.  I added a 7" border so it would better cover my daughters bed.  It finishes at 93" x 93".  I am happy to have this one finished.

Plume feathers, traditional feathers, straight line and I guess my own form of McTavishing.


 Straight lines in the border help calm down all the movement from the inside of the quilt, and gives everything a place to stop.


I had to get this off the frame so I can now start testing out the tension gauge from Superior Threads.  Thanks for checking in, I really do appreciate it.

Esther

11 comments:

  1. I like that new feather! It looks different from farther away. Great way to show movement and fill in space. Love it!

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  2. Wow...I love how you quilted this. The plume feather is neat.

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  3. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. I am drooling! Or maybe I am foaming at the mouth, either way I love it!

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  4. Oh i love your "Swoon" and the quilting, stellar! I have one started. Have three blocks left. Want to finish it!!!

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  5. Your Swoon quilt turned out Gorgeous!
    Congrats on an awesome finish!

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  6. your swoon is swooning! Beautiful work on the quilting :) ~karen

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  7. Beautiful,Esther! I love the plume feather .... I went straight to Angela's website and looked at the tutorial. All your quilting is lovely, but you really outdid yourself on this one -- it is just so perfectly balanced.

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  8. Beautiful quilting, I'll have to try the plume feather.

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  9. Mom, the quilt looks great on our bed. But you didn't mention that you made us matching pillow shams. Thanks for a great bed spread/quilt. (My heart one is nearly worn out.)

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