Monday, 8 May 2017

Swooning part 2

As suggested in the last post, I made 16 mini swoons and 9 more big ones... By the time I got finished sharing all the tiny house swoons I had no puff to talk about the crazy idea I had to make another full size quilt.

By the looks, my phone tells me I started this new quilt on the 10 January 2017 just 3 days after I took the last finished photos of my little baby swoons. 

Can I tell you why I thought it was a good idea, to make another quilt especially knowing I won't keep it, these fabrics and colours are not my preference? I can try I guess

  1. sewing keeps me sane
  2. I had 19 Fat quarters spare from a fat quarter bundle
  3. I really like big blocks that turn into a really attractive quilt
  4. I think there may have been a swoon-along started in the new year. (quilters peer pressure) lol
Whatever the reason I did have fun making this beauty. I really love the simplicity of the clean lines and the contrasting fabrics.

Have a look at my progress pics. I cut all my blocks in one sitting and made one on the 10th of Jan and then put one block together a day for the following 8 days.

a friend asked how my seams look so I thought I'd share this pic as well

Then I thought hmm my Parramatta house is so small I don't even have space to spread them out to decided on placement so I did a mock up on EQ7

I was quite happy with this placement so I popped them together. I love having a side hangover on my bed so I popped 8" on both sides and maybe 4" on the ends so its a little larger than the pattern requires. As you can see my space is quite limited...

I did have a little miscalculation with my backing. Luckily I worked that out before I got too far through quilting it. One thing I love about quilting is that mostly everything is fixable. 

all done very happy with the baptist fan edge 2 edge quilting. 

During some down time, 
I have managed to bind it and have some pictures with my favorite quilt holders.

I have to say I am STILL a massive swoon fan and let's just say I may or may not have purchased the Patchwork Swoon

I have so many jelly rolls I'm sure I will make one of these quilts sometime very soon.

I don't know where this quilt will end up.  I know I made this beauty and It will go where it needs too eventually. 

signing off
addicted to creating

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