Swoon or "Spring's Joy" by True

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Swoon
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-02-04T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-05-05T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

My contribution to swoon along...needs to be made into quilt sandwich, quilted and completed.  Made from left over material from Peonies in Bloom (Savannah by Farbiquilt)

5-5-12 Update...Done...and ready to be hand delivered on Monday.  My oh my what a journey:-) 

Pictures

Loves

Aizome
JudyBR
Yarnosophy
Terryt1955
Erinamy
Melcollette

Comments

Holly_myredbike

I like the way the diagonal blocks mirror each other but are composed of different fabrics. I'm dying to make this quilt!

True

Thank you both...I loved making this quilt and since I mainly used left over fabric from another quilt loved it even more (and made a third wall quilt using hst I had left). And person who is getting it is thrilled. You just have to focus and pay good attention! But I don't think I could have done the nine blocks in pattern..

Caribousmom

Pink and brown always look so wonderful together. As you probably have surmised, I love the Swoon quilts! And yours is so well balanced. Just lovely

Ormondbeach

lovely!

True

:-)

Terryt1955

Wow I had no idea the swoon block made up this big. This is amazing! I love the colors. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

True

Thanks Terry it is finished...I only did 4 blocks not nine...second picture shows whole quilt!

Rebecca

Yay! Good for you for getting it done! I really like how you quilted it.

True

Thanks Rebecca...I sometimes want to learn Free motion quilting but to be honest I love straight line quilting... Really like how it looks when done! Overall I am pleased...most of "issues" will not be noticed unless someone knows what they are looking for...one spot on border has a pucker which upsets me but probably will not matter to new owner.

Caribousmom

It looks wonderful!!!! I love the look of straight line quilting too (although I will tell you that it is MUCH faster to free motion). This came out great - I don't see any mistakes :)

True

Thanks Wendy...the person I gave it to came into work today and went on and on about her quilt and how much she loved it! Made the "issues" all worthwhile:-)

Rebecca

I think we're always a lot harder on ourselves than others are. It's so nice to have a handmade gift appreciated! Glad the recipient likes it.

Terryt1955

True, how do you mark your lines for the straight quilting? Do you use tape or a marker? I like the straigt lines too because it's something that can be done on a home machine AND FMQ terrifies me. I do not see how you can move a big quilt every which way without throwing yur neck out!

True

So true Rebecca! Terry...I do not mark...I use the sewing lines and my walking foot and sew along sewing lines with foot following them. I do not do anything larger than 68-70 inches as I just cannot figure out how to due to size (I am told it can be done??). I roll the ends of the quilt towards middle and unroll as I go. And I do this very convoluted over the shoulder thing with the length of quilt and have other side held up by my table. I also have an extra folding table I move around as needed to help support it. FMQ mystifies me the one time I tried it on a scrap sandwich was a mess...I also do not get how one handles whole quilt to get it all quilted...but I know other's can do it so it must be possible??!!! I did a lot of googling and reading to get hints in how to do quilts even this size and then adapted... Hope that all makes sense!

True

Oh and sometimes on smaller quilts I just sew lines wherever I feel like it as can manage the turns, etc.

Knitwit

Beautiful color choices for your Swoon!

True

Thanks:-)

Thesewingchick

Love this! I have seen many a Swoon quilt in blogland and this is by far my favorite!!

True

OMG thank you so much! You made my day:-)

Caribousmom

Just wanted to throw my two cents in re: quilting large quilts and FMQ :) I FMQ my swoon which is a double bed size quilt and it was not as hard as I thought it would be (although I did get tired and needed to rest frequently). I don't roll my fabric, I bunch it...I've tried both ways and find bunching to be a little easier. I also moved my machine to my dining table and put the leaves in the table so I had a huge surface to work on and support the quilt. It worked great. As far as FMQ goes - yes, it is crazy at first and looks like crap! LOL! But, with practice, you gain control and eventually it is much faster and easier than straight line quilting (in my opinion!). So, anyone wishing to learn it, my advice is to keep practicing. Do small projects at first (I did a baby quilt the first time) and try meandering quilting vs. patterns. By about your 4th quilt, you will be so confident!!!

slmcewin

Beautiful quilt!

True

slmcewin thank you so much...it was fun to make!

Aizome

I love this quilt block and so want to make it, too! Yours is super cute!!! heartpulse

True

Aizome thank you...is it a wonderful block. I made mine one at a time so to not lose my sanity with pieces!

Jenniffier

Pretty pretty

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