Monday, May 9, 2016

Kim's 'Swoon' with V&Co fabrics

- Kim's 'swoon' made with V&Co fabrics -
(Click on the pictures to see them closer in a slideshow.)
This swoon block is between the 16" swoon and the regular swoon.
The Swoon pattern is by Camille Roskelley.
The colored fabrics are by Vanessa Christensen from V&Co.
The grey background is a Moda cross weave and is available for the time being <here>.
I drew out this geometric light custom design awhile back, and my client decided on a different option.  I was excited when I saw these fabrics, and knew that this quilting design would lend itself well to the geometric designs in Vanessa's.  I love how it turned out. 
 For the curves I used three circles ranging from 5"-7" and a curve ruler from my wonderful friend Linda at The Quilted Pineapple.  I also used her 5" and 12" edge rulers for all the straight lines.
 I love these angled views of the quilt that show different textures created by the curves and lines.
 You may wonder which ruler I used where... 
 I will tell you this, because each block is a different size a curve that may work in one of these blocks isn't going to work the same in a different block.  I recommend getting a circle and curve ruler set that gives you a range of options.  I use each of Linda's curve rulers all the time.  Sometimes a -12- is great for the sashing, and other times I need the -20-.  You won't know until you have the quilt on and ready to quilt.  Circles are great for a deeper curve.  I have a set of circles ranging from 3" up to 11", which I highly recommend.  The rulers I have are designed by a company that is no longer in business.  They really only have one line that runs horizontally and vertically.  I recommend looking for a set that has more measurement lines, and possibly some other lines helpful for peel curves.
I wish I had a great set to recommend...and maybe you have a great set, if so please share...OR we can beg wonderful Linda to make us a set!!  :)
 A straight on look at the block quilted.
 The fun design where the block four corners meet...I always love to see how it all comes together.
Thanks for stopping by, happy sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Simply stunning! I love your light touch. Not every quilt needs heavy quilting.