It was nearly a year ago that I started Swooning. My how time flies. It took me a long while to start stitching the blocks after I choose my fabrics, but once I started in I LOVED making them. They are massive, so finishing one block is incredibly satisfying. However, this (massive) pile of blocks moved right out of my sewing room and lived on the spare bed for months. I had a sashing mental block. I don't know why.
Thanks to Miss Katy and the Q1/Q2 FAL I finally dedicated time to finishing my Swoon top. It. Is. Massive. My clothes line in not high enough to hang it without dragging on the grass! The original Swoon pattern finishes at 80 x 80 inches (the cream center portion of my quilt) but I framed it further in two DS fabrics bringing the final top to 96 x 96 inches. This fits our spare bed perfectly.
I have a plan to piece the back with my fabrics already pulled. I am just waiting to hear a final word from the long arm quilter as to what size she'd like the back to be. That's right! There is NO way I am quilting this on my little domestic machine. It will head to Cork next week for a bit of tender loving stitching.
I have my binding fabric here in my sewing room, so I just may whip up my binding so I am ready to go for its return. That would be a lovely project some evening next week.
That's the news here in Galway. Fingers crossed I finish the Swoon back this weekend and send the lot off to the quilter next week! So close to a FAL Q2 finish....so close....