Thursday, April 12, 2012

My {swoon} and your {swoon}

When I first started the swoon project. I knew that Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt would be the stash that I am going for. After a few days playing and laying them next to each other. I knew with this vibrate fabric line I needed to add some solid or calmer colors, but  won't take away the attention of the colors and prints.


I played around with Kona chart, but wasn't happy with just solid colors. I went to few online fabric shops and look for something that's fun. I came cross the painters canvas by Laura Gunn . I also have two prints that I ordered in the past and really like texture on the fabric.

Without hesitation I ordered 6 yards of the charcoal print because I was thinking that I could use it for other sewing project. I was right! I have wanted to take a step away from the white background for quilting. I have been wanting to try something out of comfort zone and glad to let you know that I am very satisfy with this quilt top.

The day when we took the photos  it was was a sunny and windy day. I could not be more than happy to catch most of the colors on this quilt top.

 I think some of the other painter canvas that I included gave the settle feature to the quilt top piece.

 I really like the center blue block! It was the first one that I made! I have a little affection on this. It took me 2 hours for the first two blocks then later on I was able to understand the process and it went faster than the first two.

Overall I am so happy with this quilt top! I think the pattern is simple to follow and the fabric quantity isn't overly estimate, but just right!  ( I caught the kid bike in the back, fun!)


Original plan was get quilted by  long-arm quilter, but I decided to quilt it by myself. I have been searching for my backing for a couple of days now. This quilt won't get finish until this semester ends. I would love to hand-quilt this piece, but I know.. it will take me a while again.  Once again! I CAN'T be more than happy to have my quilt number two ready to be quilted. I have been searching for quilt number three's fabric. My friend is turning a big 5-0. I want to make a cozy quilt for her birthday! I have a few month yet to get it done, but I know I only have this summer to do it before school starts for me in the fall again.  I have a little stash of the Katie Jump Rope in the shop if you are interested! Let me know if you came from this blog.

xxC

22 comments:

  1. Very nice! The dark background gives a different feel than the usual white; cool.

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    1. Thanks! It is new to myself and I am glad it turned out good!

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  3. Beautiful Chase, the dark background adds drama!

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    1. Thanks, Kerry! I think the dark background brings up the colors.

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  4. LOVE your choice of background! And the KJR too of course!!! I try to avoid white backgrounds anymore. I have one with ''parchment'' background on my couch and I have to wash it SO often! I know it's gonna shorten it's life :(

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    1. I found it is hard to avoid using white backgrounds because it seems like all the colors fall well together. I understand the shorten life of a quilt that when we need to wash it often..xo

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  5. My Swoon blocks are in progress. I like what you did with the background. I seem to use white with everything but this has me interested in trying something different. Lovely! Deb. :o)

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    1. Thank you! I love to see your swoon as well.. It has been a great QAL project for me. Also a lovely pattern. xo

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  6. this looks great. i have not seen a swoon project yet that has not been absolutely lovely

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  7. I love your Swoon quilt!! I am in the process of quilting mine and can't wait to see yours finished!! New follower here :o)

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    1. Thank you! I'll check out your Swoon quilt. I enjoy seeing everyone's quilt in Swoon group. xo

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  8. Beautiful! I love the background color of your quilt!!

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  9. I love this Swoon combo - just gorgeous. Good luck with your quilting, my arms got a thorough work out with mine! I still look at it and can't believe I FMQ'd something that big. But you know....seeing yours and knowing that I have some KJR in my cupboard makes me think that maybe...just maybe...I might maybe just make another just like yours! Love your work.

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    1. Oh! I am attempting to quilt my Swoon by myself! I am still decided on the pattern. I would like to hand-quilt it instead of machine quilting. I love the Painters Canvas. It is a little thicker than the cotton weight fabric, but I think it adds the weight to the quilt and it surely is a great fabric/line. I would like to make one with Aqua in Painters Canvas. If you use your KJR, I'd love see your Swoon.. xo

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  10. Oh, I love the look of your swoon! someday I make one, and this is probable going to be my role model!

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    1. You are so kind! If you make your Swoon, please send me your images. I love to see yours as well!

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  11. Oh, Chase. Your swoon quilt is so beautiful! The painter's canvas was the PERFECT choice for a background. It compliments the DS fabrics so well. It's simply breathtaking. You should be very proud of your beautiful quilt top.

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    1. Katherine, Thank you!! It was hard first to use such dark background for this quilt top. As I go with each block I know it is going to be different and yes, I love the outcome!

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