Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Belle Swoon


Is it really almost Christmas???? This year has gone by entirely too quickly. I haven't accomplished near the amount of quilting I would've liked but I did finally finish my Swoon! Though the only reason that happened was because it needed to be done in time to gift for Christmas. I'm taking a risk posting it in case the recipients are lurking around my blog, but I'm just too excited not to share it with you now!


Of course you've seen a million finished Swoons by now and there is nothing terribly unique about this one, but it did turn out beautifully if I do say so myself. I used an old collection from Amy Butler called Belle that I had buried deep within my stash. 


I think the large-scale prints and bright colors play well with the Swoon block.


And I know you are all wondering about the absolutely gorgeous quilting, right? This was done by none other than the fabulously talented Krista Withers. Krista's work is breathtakingly inspirational. We decided on a simple baptist fan pattern for this one just like the original Swoon. I will be bribing Krista soon to do some free-style on my hopefully soon to be finished Colorwheel Spiderweb. 

So that's my Swoon! It will be a bit difficult to part with but I know I can still visit it. I hope you are all able to find a bit of time to relax during this hectic season - I know I'll be glad when all of my ninth hour crafting is done. I guess I had better get back to that. I'll have my finished Field Study Diamond quilt to show you soon.




14 comments:

  1. Your Swoon is gorgeous Megan and Krista's quilting is the frosting on the cake!

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  2. Love love love those Amy butler prints! I recognized them right away...my swoon has ten blocks! Those last two are sure slow in coming! Merry Christmas...keep sharing the beauty!

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  3. I can't get enough swoons! I love them and love your quilt! Krista is a wonderful quilter, great quilt design for that quilt!

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  4. It's beautiful! And Krista is my favorite quilter. she's quite genius actually!

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  5. Beautiful! I am always so inspired by your beautiful quilts. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  6. This is so gorgeous!
    Merry Christmas ; )

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  7. Beautiful, Megan! I've got one of my own to make this year - I hope it turns out as well as yours!!

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  8. I am so excited to see the finished product - it is unbelievable. Did they absolutely love it?!

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  9. Beautiful beautiful! You should be proud.

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  10. Oh, your Swoon is lovely! I finished my Swoon for Christmas also - well the top anyway. Didn't have time to get it quilted before Christmas, but the top is done, and that's the hard part, right. I hope that mine turns out half as well once it's quilted. Can't wait. Meanwhile, congratulations on a lovely finish!

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  11. I have just started my Swoon journey and yours is so inspiring! Gorgeous colours! So exciting to see designs you are working on finished!

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  12. I'm so glad to find this post! I just decided I was going to make a Swoon and that I wanted to use my Belle fabric. So I googled and found yours. Great decision if mine turns out any where as pretty as yours!

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