Dusting off the old blog here……


It’s been awhile since i blogged but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! :) I have actually after counting them up last night have finished 6 quilts this year and am almost done with my 7th! Whoa. I haven’t made that many quilts in one year in a looooong time.

Without further ado here is my favorite quilt I have ever made! I will explain why!

My mom and I found a field to hold it up when we went to the Urban FarmGirl Main Street Market. Seriously check it out next year! It was a little windy. :) She was a good sport. Thanks Mom!

From the Moment I saw this feather quilt in someone’s Instagram feed at Quilt Market maybe Spring 2012? I just knew I HAD to make it, I stalked  Anna Marie Horner’s blog waiting to see if this would be a pattern. While waiting for the pattern to become available, Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee line came out and I snatched that up as fast as possible! Seriously My favorite line of fabric to date. I knew immediately upon seeing it that it would make the most perfect Feather quilt. So it sat for awhile waiting for the pattern and time. The Pattern is Feather Bed Quilt by Anna Marie Horner and is available for free here.

I finally finished it a couple weeks ago and it is MY snuggle quilt. I don’t even like my kids to use it. hehehe

It took me a bit to figure out the perfect background fabric color and I finally bit the bullet and went with my gut even though it was so bold. This yellow is so bright and neon in person, it’s just a random quilting solid I found at Joann’s and never looked at the bolt to see what it actually was.  It’s thick like KONA and is very similar to KONA cactus, although cactus is more green.

The back is almost all the chicopee prints in a patchwork band surrounded by Crosshatch Sketch in Charcoal. I love the darkness of the back! The quilting is roughly 1/2″ straight lines and took FOREVER, but was worth it as it gives it so much more texture. You can see more of my dilemma with the quilting thread color in my Instagram feed. Lets just say there was some unpicking that had to be done.  The Binding is from Rashida Colmann-Hale’s Koi collection, It’s a Plus in gray. Love it, and it’s the perfect binding. I am going to see if I can scrounge up some more for my stash. :)



The pattern is a great and easy pattern, the worse part is all the cutting! :) It is definitely time consuming but the end result is so worth it! I would highly recommend starting this quilt immediately.

Have YOU made a feather quilt? Leave me a link I would love to check it out. :)

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I finished the Swoon quilt for my inlaws. I love it, and so do they.  I didn’t get great photos of it since I had to take pictures without a helper holding it up. So I just put it on my king bed even though it’s a queen.

I used Denyse Schmidt’s line for Joann Fabrics. I picked 9 prints, and alternated them once for the center fabric, and once for the outer print fabric. I love these fabrics, as I love all of Denyse Schmidt’s fabric lines. :)

I accidentally used my 3/8″ foot and didn’t discover it till I had made several blocks that I was supposed to be doing 1/4″ seams.  So my blocks ended up a bit smaller than 24″. But I added a little wider white sashing, and then used one of the prints to sash it around the outside.  I like the way that ended up looking. Although I love the original pattern too and when I finish mine will do it with out a patterned sashing since it will just be for couch snuggles. :)

My machine is on an anti free motion quilt kick right now, it keeps catching and breaking the tread. So…. I just did a simple loop free motion along the sashing and the quilting around each square and did a sort of star straight line quilting over each block. It was quick and looks fine.

I love the way it turns out, and it makes me so excited to finish my own Swoon Quilt.

Check out all the gorgeous Swooning going on in the Swoon Along on Flickr, and also Camille and Bonnies Group.


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Can’t stop Swooning!

Oh Swoon! Everytime I make a new block I can’t help but renew my love of this quilt. It is fantastic. Super easy to whip up and just beautiful.


The red and pink polka dot is from Denyse Schmidts line for Joann Fabrics, and the Gold Paisley is from the quilting section at Joann Fabrics.


I want to get this quilt finished this month. But I realize in setting that goal that I need some more pink, red, and gold fabrics. Since I have just been pulling from my stash with each block, I had no plan other than the colors and to alternate which main color was the middle star. Oh darn more fabric shopping! ;)


You can see my other Blocks here! Block 1, Block 2, Block 3.


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Swoon Block 2

Oh my I love this quilt more and more.

Block #2

The Red fabric is Amy Butlers Lotus Wall Flower in Cherry, the yellow is Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy Yellow Posies, and the white is Kona Solid in Snow

I found the Denyse Schmidt FMF folded in with another fabric. I was very excited when I pulled it out. :)  Oh I can not wait till I get this quilt finished.

You can see my first block here if you like.

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