Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mary's Swoon Quilt

 Good Morning! How are you doing today? I sure hope you are good. Here is the fist Swoon quilt I have quilted! Isn't it wonderful? Mary made the top and sent it to me to quilt.  As you can see in the picture below the fabric is all sea related. Crabs, starfish, seaweed...I think the red dots are the suckers on octopus legs (maybe not). So I discussed with Mary making the quilting look like the sea. And she said "Go for it!" So I did.


 I think the McTavishing looks like sea currents. I put thousands of pebbles in the center stars to make them look like starfish and there are clam shells in the star burst part of the swoon block.

 Shall we take a peek at the back? Now that is a bunch a thread. I think it will be so very awesome when it is washed and dried. I used Quilters dream cotton batting in the quilt and it always washes so nicely. It makes everything drape so well.

 I don't know if you know this or not, but McTavishing is really fun. Karen has some really good books out if you would like to learn. Below is a Youtube of her doing her wonderful quilting...it will give you the movement idea so you can practice on your home sewing machine if you like.



Anyway, this was a great quilt to quilt. I had a blast doing it and Mary was a joy to sew for. If you have a Swoon quilt that needs to be quilted and you are thinking about sending it out, send me an email! I am pretty quick with my quilting.

I think I am going to quilt my Swoon this weekend, if time allows.

1 comment:

  1. Holy SMOKES! That is a whole lota thread. I can't imagine all this quilting. It is just lovely. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Mary is one lucky lady!

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