Friday, May 17, 2013

Swooning into the Blogger's Quilt Festival - May 2013!

Amy is at it again. I love that woman. Just in time to come back to the blog after a short break after the SMS Giveaways, Amy hosts the festival.
The main page to the festival is linked HERE.  On this main page, the individual categories will be linked since there are often so many entries.  The other bonus to that, in my opinion, is that it's more organized to see and link around to the sponsors. I love visiting and shopping at the sponsor sites, even if my wallet doesn't!
I have decided to enter one quilt in the festival and that is the Swoon throw quilt I completed late last year and measures about 54" square.  The original post on this Swoon can be found here but I can reiterate some fun facts just for this festival entry.
This pattern, Swoon, by Camille Roskelly, is a great little pattern. I enjoyed making it, I even had a brainstorm on how to simultaneously sew the HSTs for pinwheel blocks that can be used on the quilt as a partial border.

I chose the purple, blue and white fabrics first and then, searched for a background which was different but awesome. This green completely does it for me. I tested the waters a bit and quilted the various sections in different ways. I am so happy with the result!
What I'm most proud of, however, is that most corners in this quilt are as good as this one or pretty darn close.

Lastly, I choose a navy blue to anchor the whole quilt together and because this was a throw, I backed it with a lavender minkee for comfort. Isn't it neat to see all the quilting on the back? It almost looks like it was embossed.
Shortly after this was completed and mentioned my step-son's mom stopped over for a visit & mentioned she was participating in a fundraiser for her sister's support organization. It was a cancer support organization and I'm sorry to say I cannot remember which but I mentioned I just finished a quilt I could donate. When I pulled it out, it turned out the colors were the representative colors for the particular cancer support.  I would have loved to keep this Swoon but I'm much happier knowing it has helped someone who needs it.  I love quilting.
I hope you like it and if you do, please consider giving it a nomination nod. It'd be great to have it recognized but with so many beautiful quilts, I can certainly appreciate it may be a difficult decision. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the festival.

Cheers!
Beck

19 comments:

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Gorgeous quilt!

a maidenhair fern said...

unique colors for a swoon. very eye catching.

Deb said...

Love your colours...they pop against the background.

Shay said...

That green background really makes all your other lovely colour choices stand out so well.

Of all the quilts I've seen you make this is one of my favourites. You did good girl!

Milly said...

What a lovely swoon. Loving' the pinwheels

Sue Daurio said...

What a great color combination. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pinwheels in the border. I think I need to make mine a tad bit bigger to fit a king size bed and this should do the trick!

Marls said...

This quilt is fantastic-great colours, great quilting and love the pinwheels in the border. It was a quilt that was meant to be.

CitricSugar said...

What an unexpected Swoon! Love your fabric choices!

Kristie said...

So swoon-worthy. Love the lime!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous - I've seen loads of Swoons but yours is so striking with the green background.

Lexilooo said...

love this so much!

Seams Sew Together said...

Loving your swoon quilt, beautiful colours

Krysta said...

Another purple quilt that I am loving! And your partial pinwheel borders are fantastic :)

Martine Kuciel said...
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Martine Kuciel said...

je trouve le choix des couleurs original ,j'aime beaucoup la composition félicitations

Vivian said...

Great quilt, great colors, great cause, great job!

Deborah said...

this is lovely. I especially love your choice of background fabric.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Still one of my favorite Swoons!

Tricia said...

I love the colors you chose....especially that background. It's striking! You got my vote :)