Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Big Reveal!

The post title makes me smile! It was suggested by Kelsey of Everyday Fray, and sounds like pom poms and a marching band to me. Cake and balloons. Stop! I'm just getting carried away.

I'm very happy to announce the finish of my gi-normous Swoon quilt.


Here's another view from a different angle:

Swoon quilt, finished at last!


It was quite a challenge, but now it's finished, I love it!

It measures 100" x 105". The FMQ was a bit of a struggle, even though the quilt was in thirds at that point. It's still not my biggest quilt. That honour goes to my DD#1's king size. That quilt is being longarmed, believe me!

The back was fun because I backed some of my QAYG blocks with the Gypsy Bandanna fabric I had left.
Then they got moved around as I changed the layout, so I had no real idea of how it would look.
I also backed some of the sashing strips that way too.

Swoon quilt back

The binding is narrow, machine stitched both sides, it's a diagonal rainbow stripe that might have been waiting for this quilt. I love how it stands out from all the white.

The blocks were all straight line quilted, and then I tried out my new feathers skills on everything white more than an inch wide. There were some learning problems, but I don't think I'll be afraid to quilt this densely again. Try Angela Walters' class on Craftsy, I'm impressed!

Now, on to a few new projects!

Till next time,

Sue

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29 comments:

  1. Love the different sizes of the swoon blocks. And the colors.

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  2. It looks amazing! I bet you rover the moon with it :D

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  3. Woohoo! It looks amazing! Now, can you finish mine for me?

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  4. I liked both of Angela's classes at Craftsy as well. What she teaches is how a pattern goes together. I very much liked what you did with the quilt. Loved that the blocks were different sizes and different colors.

    I haven't tried quilt as you go yet for a big project, but pretty obviously I need to. Yours looks great.

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  5. What a beautiful quilt. Lovely back and quilting! Good job!

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  6. Beautiful!!! Great work. If you plan to use it as a bed quilt you should put a picture up of it on a bed--give a little perspective :-). Love it!

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  7. Wow! If the colors in your beautiful quilt don't make you happy to look at, you're not human!

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  8. SO freaking gorgeous! I love the variety of sizes, great idea. Love. it.

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  9. Looks great! The backing is a lot of fun, too!

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  10. What a nice finish! I love how you varied your sizes...adds lots of interest.

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  11. Eek I was so excited to see this post pop up in my bloglovin' feed! The 'bug reveal' looks simply stunning. All of that quilting sure was worth it, wow! I might have to get some more insight on how you connected your QAYG blocks tho (that's totally over this girl'a head!). Congrats on your great finish :)

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  12. Fab finish - I love that you've used different sizes of Swoon blocks - so much interest and your quilting looks great to me :)

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  13. Terrific quilt. I'm thinking this is the first Swoon I've seen in different sizes. It's a great look.

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  14. I love all those sizes! What a fantastic quilt! The colors are so cheerful and pretty!

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  15. Looks amazing! My Swoon was 90 x90 and is huge, so i can only imagine how big this is!! Great stuff!

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  16. Congratulations on a ginormous, beautiful finish! I adore that binding! Super job!

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  17. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! I love how the swoon blocks are different sizes.

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  18. I love this quilt and the swoon blocks in different sizes. Did you just resize the blocks yourself? I really like the different sizes but wouldn't know how to go about doing this!

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  19. Oh that is awesome. I don't think I've seen a swoon quilt like this before. Front and back it's wonderful.

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  20. I made my first swoon block today so I an totally appreciate and admire yours! Love the different sizes of swoons - looks incredible! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  21. My hat is off to you...GORGEOUS! I made five blocks this past weekend...love how you changed up the sizes of the blocks!

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  22. Looks fabulous....I love how the back turned out as well.

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  23. What a beautiful quilt and congrats on a great finish! Thanks for sharing.
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  24. It is a beautiful quilt, I love the way you have varied the block size. Juliex

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  25. Working on my own Swoon quilt right now. Appreciating looking at others. Love, love how you did multiple sizes, your colors are amazing! Wow- that you quilted this too!!

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