Thank you for stopping by my blog! This is my second time participating in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, and I look forward to checking out many of the links this time around as well. Last spring, I jumped into the world of making bed quilts. First up were quilts for my two boys' beds. After those were finished, I knew I wanted to make a queen size quilt for our bed as well but was having a hard time choosing a design. That was when Camille Roskelley's "Swoon" quilt pattern came on the scene and I was smitten with it as soon as I saw it popping up on blogs.
I also fell in love with the Hometown fabric line, by Sweetwater for Moda. I love the colours in the line, the varied designs - tiny floral, dots, whimsical flowers - and knew that I wanted to use this fabric for our quilt.
The making of this quilt was not without its bumps, including a few cutting mistakes (oops!), sewing machine troubles, and the general awkwardness of quilting a queen size quilt on a home machine, but in the end it all managed to come together. Phew!
I chose a simple vertical straight line quilting design. It's subtle, and nothing fancy, but I think it totally works and allows the large blocks and the colours of the fabrics to really shine, and honestly I think it was all I could manage on a queen size quilt!
Using the leftover HSTs from the flying geese units in this quilt, I put together some throw cushions for the bed, and then veeeeeery recently I made new pillowcases for our pillows and finally the ensemble is complete.