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. 


  1. Mom's with fancy machines rock! You will want to use a very thin batting to ensure it fits well in her hoop - it will be fun to figure out designs to use! For sure, your on-point block will be a blast to quilt/embroider You can really make it stand out! Can't wait to see it finished up!

  2. Your swoon blocks are gorgeous! I definitely want to make a Swoon quilt someday. I know what you mean about the "instant free motion quilting gratification" that you get when you use an embroidery module for quilting motifs. You should try a little REAL free motion quilting around the embroidered motifs, though -- the FMQ quilting can be matching thread and blend into the background, but you only get better with practice and it's LOTS of fun. :-)

  3. Very nice design, I like it! I'm looking forward to seeing how the quilting comes out.

  4. Ok this is the first time I've seen the swoon on point in the center, I like it!

  5. Swoon on point is brilliant! What a terrific idea!