At long last I have finished this huge quilt! And I love it! I have blogged about piecing the top of this quilt back in April and May if you're interested in the finer points, but otherwise, here are lots of photos of my finished quilt! All indoors today due to the rain.
|This is Swoon on the same bed that is in my blog header, my sewing room|
|Swoon fits quite nicely on the double bed!|
|Taken from up the stairwell.|
|Sheltering under the porch.|
|I used the pink Country Girls fabric for the back too.|
|As part of the fabric collection four of the prints|
are on a white background, which would be
difficult to incorporate into a star block, so I used
two of the white fat quarters for the binding!
The detailsThe pattern is called Swoon by Thimbleblossoms
The fabric is called Country Girls by Tasha Noel
As part of Katy's Finish-Along I had hoped to finish seven things this quarter of the year, but alas I only finished two, but they are two that I am very pleased with.
Getting over disappointmentAt the quilters I asked for a coordinating thread colour to be used for each block, with a flower stitched within the central star and arches from every corner of the outer petal shapes, and the white background was supposed to be filled with swirling feathers. What I paid for and received is not exactly what I asked for, but it is not worth causing a fuss so I have struggled to just get used to what I have been given and try to just love it for what it is right now, not what I had envisioned. It has taken a couple of weeks to get over the disappointment, at which I just had it tucked away, then I was able to do the binding by keeping it scrunched up next to the machine and by keeping most of it in it's bag whilst I just stitched on a bit of binding at a time.
Today I finally laid it out flat for these photos and now know that I do love it again and am going to just not think about my vision for the quilting side of it.
This quilt is not going into a competition or a show or anything, it is meant to bring joy to whoever is snuggled up inside it, and I think it will do just that.