Saturday, September 21, 2013

Swoon is FINISHED!!!!!

Ok, almost finished. I still have to finish stitching down the binding but CLOSE ENOUGH!


I started working on this bad boy a hot while ago, but you know how things go - - - you move a few times, you start quilting it only to hate the quilting and pick it all out, you turn the whole thing over to your mom to long arm, and then next thing you know, it's 18 months later.


Whatever, I love, love, love this quilt, so it was all worth it!!!


I think this is my favorite block, but I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow.


This quilt was made with the Swoon pattern by Camille Roskelley, and it's a fabulous pattern - clear instructions, accurate materials lists—the whole 9 yards (no pun intended). It's entirely made of squares, rectangles, flying geese units and half square triangles. I made mine with a navy blue Kona background, and then a bunch of different greens from my stash.


My fabulous, wonderful, extremely talented mother longarmed this gi-normo quilt for me. Let me not understate how awesome my mom is, people. Not only did she long arm this sucker, she also ripped out the really bad long arming I did on the top quarter of the quilt when I decided I hated it and should probably just use the whole quilt for kindling at a fall bonfire. I'm a lucky girl.

Didn't she do a lovely job? I LOVE the quilting  - - hopefully you can see it. It's this really swirly kind of loop. Delicious.


I hope you're having a lovely day sewing!

--Kelly

12 comments:

Tamie said...

Love, love it. Mine is coming. I have more cut out than sewn but it's coming along. Madison picked out a dark grey for her background and I was skeptical but it is really pretty. Congratulations on the near finish.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wow this is one delicious quilt :) I adore anything green and this rocks!!!! I swoon at your swoon!!!

snips said...

Just beautiful! Love the navy background, and the quilting is fantastic!

barbara woods said...

i love that!!! it is perfect, love the navy background. want to make me one next year or sooner but working on me a christmas quilt right

Shanna said...

beautiful job!! I love the colors!!

Phoebe said...

MMMMMM. Those are some good looking hands holding up that quilt.
xxxoooxxx

ChristineD said...

It's beautiful! I love it.

Lori Landenburger said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Another fab Inspiration! You And yer mum rock!!

Trudie said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the navy and greens together and who doesn't love the swoon pattern? Mom's quilting finishes it beautifully.

UKMUMINUSA said...

Your swoon is beautiful I love the colours you used and the navy background.

Heather A said...

This is possibly my favourite of the many swoon quilts I've admired on quilting blogs. The navy background is wonderful and I laughed at myself when I described your quilt (when I pinned it) as using a "medley of mixed greens"! It sounds like a delish salad!

Jan said...

Wow! This is awesome. Wonderful fabric choices.