Monday, 16 January 2012

Swoon all pieced

My swoon quilt top is not all pieced.  79" square.  36" blocks with 2" sashing in the middle and 2 1/2" sashing around the outside.  I am going to send it to Tracey Pereira of Teepee Quilts, to be quilted and will let you know how that goes and come back and show you her quilting when I have it back.  The fabrics are J'Adore Stella FQs by Dear Stella (wonderful Paris prints for my Parisian niece), Lilll and Will and Feather n Stitch FQs both which were December fabrics in Eternal Maker's FQ quarterly club all mixed in with Klona pomegranate from Alice at Backstitch.   

Swoon all pieced

It is for my six year old niece and will be backed in this print which I got in one of the fabulous Fat Quarter Shop sales for $5 a yard.  My new favourite quilt backings are large scale prints and cheater prints.  So the quilt will still look something special when it's turned over. 


28 comments:

  1. She should be really delight with this quilt - it's actually 2 quilts in one, being patterned/reversible

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  2. It's a stunner Lynne ... I bet it's so mahusive you'd need a fisheye lens to capture the whole thing!

    Love that backing fabric too ... wish I were your niece!

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  3. You are the queen of giant blocks!

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  4. Oh my goodness. You are amazing and your quilt is very gorgeous too. You have put the rest of us to shame (especially the ones of us who haven't started it yet).

    Great job!

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  5. That was quick! I am looking forward to see this one quilted, I bet it will be fantastic!

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  6. I love the boldness of the Kona pomegranate. It really changes the look of this pattern. Can't wait to see it quilted.

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  7. Oooh, Lynne, that Kona Pomegranate totally makes the quilt - it's so stunning!! Wow! The backing you found is super fun, too, I'm sure your niece will love it!

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  8. OMG you've finished already? I'm glad I've given this QAL a miss to be honest. After reading Angela's blog post the other day I'd have thrown my scissors at something by now ;-)

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  9. This is a beauty already, can't wait to see it finished! I'm itching to get going but still waiting for my farics to arrive!

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  10. WOW! That was quick! I haven't even got around to cutting yet! Although I do have a long list (which keeps on getting longer) of must-do's before I can... Did you have any cutting issues or did it all go swimmingly?

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  11. Wonderful! I hope the long arm part is quick and lovely too, it will be a great gift.

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  12. You are so quick, Lynne! I had a head start and I'm nowhere near finished piecing. It looks just beautiful!

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  13. The long arm quilter has something lovely to work with. I'm eager to see what she does in that center plus space.

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  14. Sooo lovely, Lynne. Your niece will adore it. I am eventually doing a Swoon, but still waiting for the pattern to arrive.

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  15. Very cool! Anxious to see it come back all quilted up!

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  16. Beautiful. Never noticed the secondary pattern in Swoon before. Love it.

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  17. what lovely swoon blocks! seriously pretty!

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  18. This looks so great! So often, like when I did my swoon, the background is a solid neutral, often light colour. I love that you used the bright pink for the background and I think it totally changes the look of the swoon. Love it!

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  19. Still swooning and this mahusive block quilt is now on my "To Do" list. It was fun reading your guest post bio.

    Like you, I love cheater prints--so much so, that I recently designed and made a quilt named "Look out for the Cheaters". Although I made it as a sample for an upcoming class that I'll be teaching soon, I also entered it into the TQS baby quilt contest. Wish me luck!

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  20. Wow, it is beautiful!! Um, yeah, let's just say I haven't made that type of progress and leave it at that? LOL

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  21. Looks fab! Love it against the red. Well done!

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  22. It's a beaut! You are super speedy - do you sleep? Di xo

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  23. Oh that's looking nice! It definitely makes me want to stitch up a Swoon as well.

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  24. Fabulous Swoon quilt Lynne, love the backing too. xo

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  25. Oooh, that's going to look fab when it's all done

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  26. Swoon is clearly good in any size!

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  27. It looks wonderful, I can't wait to see how Tracey quilts it! P.S. Love the backing fabric!

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