I've finished the quilting on the Swoon pillow. It was great practice, and good testing material for designs.
I have really enjoyed Angela Walter's Dot-to-Dot Quilting class on Craftsy. This is a great resource for anyone. She's a great teacher, and is really great with support, encouragement, and answering questions.
I guess it's a little difficult to tell from these pictures. The iPad always gets better pictures than my iPhone.
But the back is really great reference for the rest of the quilt.
1--Love the corner backgrounds, and background in the flying geese that make the center star points, as well as the background between the outer star points.
2-I plan on doing a different motif in the center of each star.
3--I think it's important for me to find paler thread to match the colors in the blocks. And use white in the white background prints.
4--ditch the curved outlines in the diamonds. It looks messy. I will stick with straight diamond shapes echoing the diamonds, like in the corner below.
5--Also, I will not do the curves in the background triangles around the center star and in the center-star points. I will do straight diamond halves to emphasize the triangles. Or do echoing straight triangles.
7--so happy I found the designs for the pentagon-shaped star points! Thanks to Angela Walters for pointing me to her blog posts about personally quilting Swoon quilts, where I found the inspiration for the pentagons. (They are combined variations of the Starburst and Lattice designs she teaches.) I love it when the teacher has worked on the same block and quilt that you have!
Now I'm ready to make the pillow cover and buy a gigantic 24" pillow form.
Anyone know a good tutorial for removable, washable throw pillow slipcovers?