Swoon wins a blue ribbon!!
28/1/2015 – I started this post last year and it never got finished so you could see it. But I really felt the need to share the story of this quilt.
The lovely Jo is one of my clients. She makes beautiful quilts and dropped off her version of Swoon by Camille Roskelly of Thimbleblossom. I have this pattern and one day I’ll get to make it.
As the date for entries to the AMQA Inc. Quilt Show drew near I thought this would be a perfect quilt to enter. A bit of a risky move but I entered Jo’s quilt. Then I rang Jo the next day to actually ask her permission to enter her quilt. Jo said she had never entered a quilt into a show but thank goodness she was happy for it to be entered. I could have withdrawn the entry but seeing as it now has a blue ribbon on it I am SO glad we sent it in.
Jo and I decided on the Baptist Fan quilting design which is like the original quilt by Camille. It creates a great overall texture on the quilt. The Continuous Baptist Fan is a pantograph by Lorien Quilting. The thread colour we used is…… which meant it would blend with the background of the blocks and the Rasant thread is thin enough not to take over on the blocks themselves.
Jo has used fabric from the same range for the binding. I really like the way a diagonal print adds a little bit of interest.
Thanks Jo for trusting me with your creation.