It's done! It's done! It's done!!!!
I have been wanting to have my Swoon quilt on my bed all summer - but it is just now finished. I was able to assemble the first row of blocks back on my sewing day for my birthday in June and then it just sat there, haunting me. A few weeks ago I finally assembled the rest of the top and then had to decide what to do about the quilting. Originally a friend was going to quilt it with a baptist fan pattern on her huge Gammill with a Statler stitcher. Then she had the nerve to move to Utah in July. I could have mailed it to her - but it is a huge quilt and since the background on the top and the entire backing are made of Kona cotton, I decided it would be too wrinkled by the time it got there. So then how do I quilt it here, on my long-arm? I really wanted Baptist fans. Was I brave enough to try them free-hand? Nina does beautiful free-hand baptist fans. She gave me several pep talks via email and I practiced on a small 1 yard square practice piece - and then just went for it. This quilt is HUGE - almost 100" x 100"! I love how it turned out. It is in the washer now and will be on my bed tonight!
All photos should be clickable. Now to quilt my yellow spiderweb quilt!