Tilda Swoon Quilt

by Christine Lux

Hi again!

Thanks to a sewing retreat, I was able to knock out my Swoon quilt top in Tilda Chambray & Daisyfield florals. And I have to say, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out! (Excuse the wrinkles! ;) 

I used to different Tilda FQ bundles - the chambray solids and the Daisyfield florals. I chose contrasting colors and used the chambrays for all the stars and points in the pattern. I used Bella 9900-200 for the background, which is a lovely white. 

I did want to share some of my favorite tools for making blocks like this that have many different points and places to match up. 

First, I cut all my HST squares at a full 4" so that I could trim them to their proper size. For me, starting with the 3-7/8 is hard for me to yield a perfect HST and then I'm not happy with my finished block. I always use a Bloc Loc to trim my HST blocks. Always! 

I also glue basted all of my seams in this one. Again, since there are many places where points need to match, I find this helps me be very accurate and avoids the subtle shifting that can happen even with pins. These are my favorite glue tips that I add to regular Elmer's Washable Glue.

Additionally, this quilt is BIG! If you don't have room on a design wall to layout and check the color placement - you can do what I did and gently fold them in half and pin them up. 

If you're interested in sewing along, grab any of Camille's Swoon patterns for $5 until the end of the month - you can visit her shop here. And I will look forward to following the #summerswoonalong on Instagram!

Happy Sewing!

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