Thursday, April 9, 2020

Moon Dance ~ Ready to Quilt

All quilts are special. But some quilts are more special than others.

I still remember the first time I saw Moon Dance by Sew Kind of Wonderful. It was during QuiltCon 2018 in the booth of You + Me for Hoffman Fabrics. I stared at it for a good while, completely in awe.

When the pattern was released a few months later, I bought it immediately. But I sat on it for 2 years. I wanted to make sure that I had the right fabric, the right skills, was in the right mood, everything. As usual, fabric is where I tend to mess up the most, and have the most amount of quilter's regret for. I decided to use Observatory by Alison Glass, one of my favorite collections ever.

Cutting and stacking took a long, long time ...

Sew Kind of Wonderful is known for their rulers and their patterns, but my favorite thing about them is that their patterns include a lot of leeway. I consider it curved piecing for people who can't do curved piecing (like me). When the blocks come out, they look pretty awful and skewed. But once I do the trim-down, they actually look pretty good!

The moment of truth comes when I finally place some of the blocks on the design wall and decide whether I like it or not. Usually by this point, even if I don't love it, I'll still finish it. However, I definitely breathed a sigh of relief when I realized that I really, really love this fabric with this pattern! The fabrics truly seems to glow.

Assembling was a bit painful but I got through it by doing it in small chunks. And anyway, the end result is worth it. I'm so in love with this quilt top! If I finish it this year (which is not likely given how much I need to emotionally detach myself from it), it has a good chance of being my favorite finish of the year.

12 comments:

  1. Really, Really lovely! Perfect pairing of fabric and pattern.

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  2. It came together, beautifully, Liz. The tie and care you put into assembling it is obvious!

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  3. Oh how fun! Can't wait to see the whole quilt, and then what you come up with for quilting it!

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  4. Ooo! So eye catching! Have you decided how you are going to quilt it yet? Or are you pondering that as you sew it together? I'm looking forward to seeing this finish!

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  5. Wah ! C'est trop beau !

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  6. Beautiful! Can't go wrong with Alison Glass!

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  7. So gorgeous! I love the stark black with the gorgeous Alison Glass fabrics. This is another beauty!

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  8. There's something really magical about curved piecing. Stunning top, Liz!

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  9. Beautiful! You are right, the fabrics really sing!

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  10. Beautiful, Liz!!! Perfect! I love the QCR! And your quilt!!! Happy Easter!

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