Swoon. She is mine and I love her.
I fell in love with this quilt pattern by the first time I saw it. This was also around the same time that Denyse Schmidt released her flea market fancy legacy collection. Again, love at first (or second release?) sight.
Nevermind that I had such little time to sew with a young baby and another on the way. Perhaps that's why when I finished all the blocks, I decided I didn't want to bother with the sashing; I just wanted this done already! I actually really like the plus and diamond shapes the white background makes without the sashing.
I cut all of the fabrics for each block at once and then just sewed one block at a time. Sew, press, sew, press. My points aren't perfect, but that's ok. If I were a perfectionist, I could not be a quilter. I would drive myself crazy. Instead, I embrace those mistakes like designer's elements.
I backed it with kona cotton aqua. I love this color. It's so light and airy. For the quilting, I did simple straight-lines about an inch apart.
I started this in the spring 2012, finished quilting it in summer 2012, and finally binded it in winter 2013. I think this will go on the Bug's big-girl bed when she transitions out of her crib. Apparently this may be soon as she has been requesting a pink big-girl bed for a few weeks now (and pink car, pink house, pink windows, etc etc).
Pattern: Swoon Quilt by Thimble Blossoms
Fabrics: Mainly Flea Market Fancy Legacy by Denyse Schmidt, Backing in Kona Cotton Aqua