Monday, August 12, 2013


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.

chemistry - quilting

chemistry - back



Elaine M said...

Love it, great fabric choices, yes great chemistry.

Claudia said...

Beautiful quilt, Beth. I too, love Marcia Derse fabrics ... too bad they are so hard to find!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I absolutely adore Marcia Derse fabrics (did you know she is leaving the fabric company she's with? No one knows where she is headed . . . ) Info alert is on front page at Delta Patchwork if you are curious.

Julianne said...

Its beautiful! Very nice job!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! A wonderful quilt. I love everything about it. Those tiny gray squares add a lot. Bravo!!

amy and the bad cats said...

gorgeous! i *still* haven't started my swoon quilt. sigh.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Yay! Yours is the Swoon that made me stop and look and then I saw the houses that inspired my Swoon. I love yours in the Marcia Derse fabrics and the quilting looks great. That purple lobster fabric on the back is the coolest!!

O'Quilts said... did I miss this beauty?? Guess I just have not recovered from the death of Google Reader...(: A great quilt!!