Sunday, February 19, 2012

ready set quilt

mega scrappy swoon

I feel like my blog posts have been inundated with nothing but Swoon lately, so this is the last post about it until I have a finished quilt to show!  I couldn't resist writing up this post though, I had in my mind that for the quilt  back I wanted to upsize the Swoon block and make it scrappy.  So I set out with my quilty math in hand, and started cutting the ginormous pieces, and lo and behold, it came together just as I had pictured!

mega scrappy swoon

I really love that this will be a double sided quilt.  For the back, I used mostly Kate Spain Central Park and Terrain prints, with a few others thrown in that went with the color scheme, and then bordered it in Kona solids.  

 mega scrappy swoon

I basted this behemoth this afternoon, and I am breathing a huge sigh of relief to finally be quilting this big guy.

 swoon quilting

This is the largest quilt I've ever made, and I must say Bertha is handling it like a champ!  While my arms are certainly getting a work out, Bertha is quilting like a dream.  

swoon quilting

I'm about a third of the way finished quilting, so hopefully there will be completed Swoon to show soon!  

14 comments:

  1. Wow!! Being a hand quilter; I can't imagine handling all that material on a sewing machine...I struggle with lap size...lol. Can't wait to see the finish; the quilting looks lovely.

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  2. yay - it is looking fantastic! Love your back - very cool!

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  3. So how huge is that swoon on the back?? It looks amazing! Love your quilting.

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  4. Love the big Swoon on the back!!!

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  5. Lovely!! The scrappy block on the back is wonderful!! Excited to see it when you're finished!

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  6. Bertha is a true Viking! Your Swoon quilt is going to be stunning! Happy quilting!

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  7. That back is so cool! And your quilting is looking fabulous so far. Can't wait for the big reveal!

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  8. Beautiful! The back is gorgeous, looks like a big Swoon tree! this could be the front!

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  9. You can talk about it all you want Jess!

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  10. Oh wow, it looks absolutely fab, glad you were able to work it out

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  11. Wow!! How fantastic Jess. I love this block as much as the front! And you're already quilting like a maniac! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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