Sunday, 12 May 2013

Swooning complete!

Yeah! I've finished my quilt, with plenty of time to spare! And I love this swoon block more than ever! So once I'd pieced the nine blocks, I decided to go back to quilt-as-you-go to make it easier to quilt each block quite intensively - this meant I could use a large square for the backing of each block, making this a reversible quilt!


  
 


















To join each of the blocks I used a very dark navy to bring out the navy in Denyse's fabrics. I have to say, sewing dark fabric with dark thread is a bit of a strain on the eyes! The hand-sewing on the back was slightly easier.

I did ponder about doing a large border, but didn't think I had the time or the patience, so decided on a wider binding. I'm not completely happy with it, as there's no wadding inside the larger fold, its a bit baggy and doesn't hang as straight as a narrower binding would. But never mind, it still borders the quilt nicely.

This quilt will hopefully be hanging on the end of Doughty's stand at this year's Quilt's UK at Malvern - 16th-19th May at the Three Counties Showground - come and say hello!

2 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful Louisa, very well done! Love the subtle colours too. I'm working with Dan Bennett's Wild Garden fabrics at the mo and loving the randomness of it all. Happy stitching xxx

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  2. Hi Maggie, hope life is good. Thank you for your kind words, I do like Denise Schmidt! Mind you Dan Bennet's look really vibrant, I'll keep an eye out for them at the shows! So do I get to see any of your latest projects? :) xx

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