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!
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.
I basted this behemoth this afternoon, and I am breathing a huge sigh of relief to finally be quilting this big guy.
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.
I'm about a third of the way finished quilting, so hopefully there will be completed Swoon to show soon!
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.ReplyDelete
yay - it is looking fantastic! Love your back - very cool!ReplyDelete
So how huge is that swoon on the back?? It looks amazing! Love your quilting.ReplyDelete
P.S. Did you spray baste?
Love the big Swoon on the back!!!ReplyDelete
Lovely!! The scrappy block on the back is wonderful!! Excited to see it when you're finished!ReplyDelete
Bertha is a true Viking! Your Swoon quilt is going to be stunning! Happy quilting!ReplyDelete
That back is so cool! And your quilting is looking fabulous so far. Can't wait for the big reveal!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! The back is gorgeous, looks like a big Swoon tree! this could be the front!ReplyDelete
You can talk about it all you want Jess!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, it looks absolutely fab, glad you were able to work it outReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete