Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday Afternoon Swoon

It's been gloomy and rainy the past few days and that has kept the kids and I trapped inside. That's ok though, because I found it was the perfect opportunity to finish up my Swoon quilt.

This thing seems like it has taken me forever to finish since it kept getting put aside for other projects.  I always love the feeling I get while stitching on the last border and knowing that when that seam is done, the quilt is officially pieced. I'm not generally a patient person when it comes to projects.  Once I decide I want to do something, I want it done now. This project stressed me because I don't generally piece larger quilts and it took longer than I wanted. I love to do lap size or twin size quilts because they go together so quickly and it works well with my need for instant project completion gratification.

 I love how this quilt looks on my wall.  I'd leave it up until it went it the quilter's if it wasn't for the four rambunctious, dirty handed little boys I live with. I wish I could quilt this myself, but it's too big to fit through my machine. Hopefully one day I'll be able to afford a mid-arm or long-arm, but for now I'll have to find someone to do the job for me. This quilt sure lives up to it's name.  Once I had it on the wall I think we all swooned over it.  Even my little three year old told me he loved it.

Fabric is a mix of Marmalade and Bliss by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.

1 comment:

  1. It looks beautiful Sara! I am very impressed. You are very talented!