Tuesday, September 04, 2012

September's first finish!

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!  


Libby said...

Oh my gosh, LOVE this quilt! I love the block and your arrangement and borders are great!

Teri said...

Look great in DS fabrics. I was thinking about doing this pattern with my recent clearance rack raid.

Lori said...

Love the quilt. Funny looking at the colors would have stumped me. I think in the future I'm just gonna GO for it. I've been making scrappy quilts and loving them. Love your blog name and contents.