Monday, December 17, 2012

A "Swoon" of my own !

I am ending the year with a fairly big finish as my Swoon is done at last! This has been a year-long project which I began back in January so I am very pleased to have it all quilted and bound. 
As this quilt is so huge, I sent it to my LQS to be long arm quilted in a spirally design which I think is quite effective with these large blocks.
I used fabrics from the Denyse Schmidt Daisy Mae range with an ivory solid as the background.
And I chose a grey backing so when we use this quilt next winter, I can turn it over at night so when the cat sleeps on the bed his grey fur wont show up at all. I stitched the binding down by hand which is something I have only started doing recently but I find I really enjoy doing it now.
The only place high enough for a photo was to hang this quilt on the clothesline in the backyard:) 
Linking to the Monday link-up at Plum and June and to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory (button in sidebar)
Plum and June
Kirsten.

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful Kirsten! You should be very proud of this! The swirly quilting pattern is the perfect finish!

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  2. It's just wonderful Kirsten. Congrats on such a great finish! A perfect way to end off the year.

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  3. Beautiful! Perfect quilting for it. What a great end of year finish!

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  4. Well done Kirsten, it is a lovely quilt and what a great way to end 2012.
    Wishing you a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

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  5. Just beautiful! Congrats on a terrific end of the year finish - I bet it feels terrific!

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  6. It is so beautiful! I purchased the pattern this year but nevee started. This year I think I am only doing selfish sewing.

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  7. It's gorgeous Kirsten - perfect Christmas present to yourself!

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  8. it's so lovely! Congratulations!

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  9. Oh we'll done ....I've loved your journey and enjoyed every moment you've so generously shared with us! We're sleeping under ours now that its summer...and every night I wonder how I ever managed to quilt my swoon myself! Give yourself a big pat on the back.

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  10. A great finish for the year - and Swoon is so lovely :)

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  11. Woohoo, it looks great, congrats on getting it done within the year :o)

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  12. Bravo Kirsten! Lovely swoon, great fabric choices!

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  13. It's really stunning Kirsten!! One day I shall make a swoon - perhaps a Field Study Swoon!

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  14. It is so beautiful Kirsten. The perfect way to end the year. I love it.

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  15. A great way to end the year, I also did the same with my Vintage Holiday Quilt, it feels good! On my list for next year is the Swoon Quilt.

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  16. Beautiful quilt. I love your fabric choices.

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