Thursday, January 30, 2014

Swooning in Progress...

So I'm now hand quilting my king size Swoon!

Swoon Top!

Since the summery picture above (did we REALLY have grass out there?!  It's now under 3 feet of snow and ice) I added a border in October. (And bear with my iPhone pictures below...for some reason I can't seem to manage pulling out the real camera until the quilt is done).

Swoon Quilt with Borders

Finally, after a monster basting job which used up all my pins and all my floor space...I am quilting! I am using heavier threads, such as DMC perle cottons in size 8, and Aurifil in size 12, in a variety of colours and I'm liking it so far!

Hand quilting, 1st block done.  The Swoon Quilt.

The blocks have all finished at 16.25" square, a reduction from the pattern's original 24".  If you haven't come across this pattern yet, it's Swoon by Camille Roskelley and can be found here.

Swoon Quilt Block 2, Quilted

For more Swoon inspiration, be sure to look at the Flickr groups of fellow Swooners.  And again, join us, won't you?

Swoon Quilt Block 3, Quilted

16 comments:

  1. WOW!! That is one enormous quilt and a big undertaking on the hand quilting. The blocks are gorgeous. It's going to be amazing!

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  2. What a beauty!! This quilt is just fantastic - very cheerful and bright. A question for you - are you using a hoop when your doing the hand quilting or just going freehand? Thanks!

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  3. I love this one! I do love hand quilting but don't take the time for it. I am planning a new wall quilt with some embroidery and you're inspiring me to use Essex Linen instead of regular cotton and now I want to hand quilt it :)

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  4. wow, I I thought the queen sized quilt I just quilted was a beast... Love your Swoon, I just finished one over at my blog too!! And I have ordered the fabric to make another one!!

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  5. I almost can't stand how much I love this quilt! Stunning!

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  6. Wonderful quilt & love your quilting!

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  7. such a pretty quilt and dedication to hand quilt a king size quilt!!

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  8. It's so pretty! I have been wanting to make a quilt for my king sized bed but I've been a little chicken because of the size. This really inspires me to give it a try :)

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  9. Wow, what a beautiful quilt. Have you shown Camille from Thimbleblossoms your quilt, I'm sure she'd love it too. Great work!

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  10. Wow wow wow! King sized! This is going to be amazing.

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  11. wow, that has turned out to be huge! have enjoyed watching the development via instagram :) Way to go on hand quilting!

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  12. So pretty! I've started hand piecing my Swoon blocks, so I expect to be finished around the year 2037!!!!! Can I just ask....do you use a hoop when you quilt something this big? I always use a hoop, but am seeing more and more people getting smaller stitches without using one. I'm a no-reply blogger, due to being a real numpty with a computer, but I can be reached at kirstie cantegreil at g mail dot com. Thank you so much. x

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  13. Love this - I've made one swoon thus far but keen to make another :) I like the idea of reducing the block size :) better brush up my maths!!

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