16 April 2014

WIP Wednesday: Swooning

This week I finally had the chance to put in some sewing time and now my Swoon quilt is nearing completion!

This is the layout I decided on

As per usual, I couldn't quite follow the pattern and decided to set the center block on point. I was lucky because this resulted in a block exactly 10 inches bigger than the regular blocks so I didn't have any crazy complicated calculating to do for the sashing. 

Admiral totally would have helped with the quilty math, probably...

I don't have a picture of it yet, but I do have the top all together, minus some ironing. Hopefully by the end of the week I can go get a backing and some binding. I have no idea what I'm going to do for binding, or quilting for that matter! I do know that there is no way I'm going to quilt this 86" monstrosity on my little baby sewing machine and wobbly table... 

So I've already booked a weekend visiting my parents to use my mom's sewing room. She's got one of those tables with a recessed shelf for the machine and she has an embroidery machine so I can cheat with the fancy quilt patterns that look like I did them all free-motion style, but actually it was just the machine. In case you couldn't tell, I'm both excited and jealous. 

05 April 2014

ALYoF April Goal

I think my April goal is going to have to be finishing this Swoon quilt since my lab mate that I'm making it for is getting married in May. Time's a tickin'!

It's coming along nicely so far...

I actually got a little time to sew this week so I've finished putting together all the side panels and only have two seams left on all the corner bits. As I hoped, the chain piecing is working quite nicely and if it weren't for all the ironing and starching I might have all the blocks together already.

Here's to a productive April everyone! *cheers*