So there was this very popular quilt block, Camille Roskelley's Swoon -- a grand block, I hardly saw one I did not admire. I wanted to make one of my own. And there was Marcia Derse's fabrics, painterly & rich -- a stack came home with me from Quilt Festival, but I had no plans for them.
Say, what if I introduce Swoon & Derse?!? I think they might like each other!
It was like hooking up two friends on a blind date. Hello. How are you? Then, magic started happening, soon they were wondering who is that third wheel hanging around them.
Me! It's ME!! I introduced you!!!
That's how I feel about this quilt. I merely introduced two amazing individuals -- a great pattern & beautiful fabrics. I did make a few changes to the pattern so the large-scale fabrics weren't so cut up; and I chose the color & print pairings; for quilting, I used a manipulated stitch I first used in a machine quilting class with Mary Mashuta & have seen used by Jacquie Gehring; the back is 2 gorgeous fabrics, gifts from my brother, screen-printed in Hawaii.
But, well, the rest was just Chemistry.