Finally Swooning

8 08 2013

A little less than a year ago, a pattern by Camille Roskelley took over quilt blogs everywhere, or so it seemed. Quilters everywhere took this pattern for a whirl, making it up in fabrics as diverse as the quilters themselves.

Having just recently finished the Sunsets and White Beaches quilt top, and still being in the piecing mood, I finally jumped on that train.

I’m always the last one to a party…

Swoon 01

Because I had so many 2.5″ squares leftover from Sunsets and White Beaches, and because I’m apparently not over pink, orange, and yellow together, I scaled the block down from 24″ finished to 18″. This is proving to be a good choice, as most of my fabrics tend to be small to medium in scale. I’m combining scraps leftover from Sunsets and White Beaches with Kona Charcoal, since I have something like eight yards of that on hand.

The block above is a little rough – I need to be careful on the next one about which directions I iron the seams. A little more care regarding that matter here would have resulted in a little more crispness in the points.

While I was working on this block, which felt like it took forever, my Sewline Mechanical pencil broke. It’s a total necessity in my toolkit, so I decided to order another one from Of course, while shopping, I looked at fabric.

I stumbled across this:

Afterglow Diamond Medallion in Cream

I ordered six yards for backing Sunsets and White Beaches.


I should probably feel bad, but look at it! This is the Afterglow Diamond Medallion Print in cream, for Dear Stella Designs. I love, love, love it! It’s a HUGE repeat, almost 10″ wide, but that’s why I’d be using it for backing.




5 responses

8 08 2013

Nice find! It’s really fantastic. 🙂

8 08 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I can’t wait to see it in person! I just have to hold firm to my intention to use it for backing, and not let it sway me into designing a block around it…

9 08 2013

Gorgeous indeed! I made a swoon then sold it! Yours will be lovely of course

19 08 2013
Karen S

Wow! LOVE that fabric — what a find, indeed. I have the same mechanical pencil from Bohin (bought it at Festival) and I can’t live without mine either. So I bought another and now I have two!

19 08 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m so utterly in love with the Sewline pencils! This time around, I bought the 3-in-1 model, and so far, I’m loving it! No more switching pencils when I need a different color to mark with.

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