I wasn't sure I was going to love so much glam, but I do!
I added a 1in border so I wouldn't lose any of my points in binding. So the quilt top became 50x50.
I practiced a regular swoon block here, before doubling the block size and making this quilt. I'm a tad ocd, but it was most likely not necessary. The block is super easy, just a bunch of steps/pieces.
In fact, it really took no time at all to put this together. The quilting, however, is another story.
I chose to FMQ in a Stipple pattern for this quilt. I wanted something that would no detract, but that I could practice at the same time. I picked a pretty light pink thread that matched the pink background.
It was going great...until I turned it over.
I was devistated. The front looked amazing. But the back - was a monster. My bobbin tension was all kinds of OFF. I had quilted 3/4 of the quilt and 1/4 of that - looked like this.
I cried. I threw the quilt. I went to sleep. The next day I got to unpicking my mess. It took me days.
Then I finally got to get back. I checked my tension and set to work.
I don't know what happened. Honest. I did not sew through this pin. Yet it still got stuck...in the bobbin thingy (I know - be astounded by the technical jargon).
And it broke my machine.
There were more tears, some cursing, and complete boredom.
Don't you hate it when you CAN'T do something - then that one thing becomes the only thing you want to do.
Alas, my local repair shop fixed it first thing on Monday and I got to get back to it.
Of course, I am sure that you realize that by the time I got the machine working again, all I wanted was to finish this quilt. To get it out of my sight and never see it again. But, I still love it.
She crinkled up so nicely in the end.
And you can't see any mistakes on the back - so glad that light pink blended so well on both sides. lol
Truly fit for a princess - Stubborn, pitiful, full of drama and high maintenance, and fabulously beautiful.
washed - it's about 48.5x48.5
Top -> Michael Miller Glitz Metallic Quarter Dot Pearlized Blush
Michael Miller Mirror Ball Dot Sunshine
Kona Cotton Medium Pink
Back -> Michael Miller Glitz Metallic Confetti Single Border
Binding -> Michael Miller Mirror Ball Dot Sunshine
Pattern - Swoon (by Thimble Blossoms)
I Only hope that the princess this quilt now belongs to doesn't give her mother as much trouble. ;)