Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP Swoon

Quick WIP post here...

I told myself that I must complete all the laundry before I blog or sew, but wanted to share my Swoon that is about to be pieced ALLLLLL together! I want to check placement with yall....
Swoon 2013
Everything look good to go? Notice my sweet photo bomber? Little relish was making a mad dash to get in the picture, too, but I snapped it and collected them as fast as I could.

I shall have a finished Swoon top and finished Star Surround top by this weekend. It has been declared; therefore, it WILL be done. Ha! Who am I kidding? Oh, and has anyone quilted a 3x3 swoon before? Was it really hard? Should I start drinking now or think about taking it to a quilter? Ive been wanting to take the long-arm quilting class at my LQS so I could start renting time, but haven't had a chance (which will all change soon once BOTH my relishes start pre-k next week...woot woot!).

Happy Hump Day!
Melissa



27 comments:

  1. love the Swoon!! I did the Star Surround...working my way up to trying a Swoon. Look forward to seeing how you quilt it!

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    1. thanks! the swoon is definitely a mental challenge! You would think after 9 blocks I would have it down to a T but I still was using the seam ripper on the last block...lol. I am really enjoying the star surround but I am doing just one giant block...the lazy gal's approach! hehe

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  2. Lovely! I also love your girl's room...very cute!

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    1. thanks! I really should have picked up a bit before the picture but I guess it's keeping it real ;)

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  3. Beautiful swoon! And your little photo bomber is so sweet.

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    1. thank you! she was being so funny telling me where to put which block...quilter in the making!

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    1. Thanks Moniek! And thanks for the follow! I returned the love :)

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  5. Wow. That swoon is out of this world beautiful. I've seen it quilted on home machines but most were straight line. What part of texas are you? I'm in Austin.

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    1. THANKS!!!! I might have to do straight lines but I finally bought some quilt clips to make it a roll. Might have to bust into those. I'm in Dallas! Love Austin...so colorful and fun! Except for the UT part (mr relish is a longhorn and I'm an aggie)...I kid (just in case you are a longhorn as well;).

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  6. You know, I've been on the fence for a long time about making a swoon quilt, but after seeing yours I think I'm going to go for it! It's so bright and colorful...I just love it! And I also like it that you're keeping it real:)

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    1. I am happy to help anyone over the fence! Lol I also help with enabling fabric addicts. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. :)

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  7. Your swoon is so sweet and charming. I am with Cristina, I have to give it a go now I have seen yours.

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    1. Do it!! You must! Then come tell me all about it! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment :)

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  8. Love your colors! Love your blocks! The placement is perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I think I'll start sashing it tomorrow. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

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  9. Beautiful swoon blocks!! I have that pattern in my wish/to do list ;)

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    1. I probably would have never attempted it but having the QAL helped push me. Just getting this far took 2 months. Last week I got really focused and did 4 blocks! I hope you decide to make one! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

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  10. It's awesome, and the photo bomber is a cutie! My youngest is finally in Kindergarten, so I know the feeling. Even though, I miss them. I have made smashing progress when school started this week.

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    1. Congrats on your new found freedom! Nothing better than sewing 100% alone! I'm going to go see what you're up to. Thanks for stopping to visit and leaving a comment!

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  11. What cheerful swoons! My only comment on the layout is that there seems to be a lot of pink on the right and not much on the left. I've quilted many a queen and king size quilts on my two domestic machines, so I'm sure you can manage that one on yours! The center takes a little extra patience, wrestling, and energy, but it'll go by fast--especially with your littles out of your hair!

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    1. Thanks Renee! I tried moving but then it seemed too pattern heavy on the other side. And thanks for giving me the confidence to go ahead and try quilting it on my machine. I might move to the dining room for the extra table space. Thanks for visiting and sorry it took so long to reply to you (I think my new ipad mini ate some of my comments because I was pretty sure I had left a reply).

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  12. What a great pic! Lovely Swoons too. I am hoping to finish up my Star Surround this weekend too. Fingers crossed:)

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    1. Thanks lady! Cant wait to see your star surround!

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  13. Your Swoon blocks look fabulous! I have no idea how to quilt mine either. I think I might have a look on Pinterest and see if I can find some inspiration. :-)

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    1. Thanks Izzy! Shame on me for just now replying to your sweet comment! Please let me know if you find some good ideas on pinterest!

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