Thursday, February 02, 2012

And then there were six

Six Swoon blocks, that is.

Yes, I know...I've talked about nothing but Swoon since the new year began. Maybe I need to find an in-between project to mix it up a bit so you don't get bored.

But anyway...I fixed up Block 3, which had been in pieces on the spare-room bed:

I'm now 2/3 of the way done with Swoon blocks. Here are the first six:

And a view from a different angle.

I don't know what I'm going to do when all nine blocks are completed - where will I lay them out to photograph them? I don't have a large floor space anywhere in the house. I guess I'll have to move the table out of the dining room ;-)

Now that I feel like progress is being made on this quilt, I'm starting to think about the actual quilting. This one's going to be huge - bigger than anything I've made before, big enough to fit on my queen-sized bed (once I get the sashing and borders on it) and I'm concerned that I won't be able to quilt it myself on my little Bernina. Over on the Flickr group, there has been a discussion about the quilt-as-you-go method. It looks interesting but I'm not convinced - any thoughts on that? What would you all recommend for quilting designs? Ideas are always welcome!

Oh...Happy February! I changed up the d├ęcor in the front entry and put out the Valentine Mini quilt I made along with my Tisket a Tasket quilt and a yo-yo tree. It's nice and red and white in there now.


QuiltNut Creations said...

loving your Swoon blocks!

Lynne said...

I have made two quilt-as-you-go quilts (well, I've finished one) - I don't think I'd try it on the Swoon blocks, but I'm a novice so what would I know?

Theodora MacLeod said...

What no post about your amazing birthday surprise?!?!
I'm hurt.

But I really love those! I wouldn't say no to snuggling with that quilt.

andsewon said...

Wow you are coming right along! Love big blocks in that way. I have done quilt as you go doing rows.
Have one now ready to go, well been ready! ;-) Do you have a long arm quilter in your area or LQS? May be worth it on this big girl! Pretty red decorations too!

Barb said...

Your swoon blocks looks fantastic all together, you are doing good. Love your Valentines as well.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Yummy!! I am working on block 4 right now. Almost done. Then taking a Swoon break. Going to actually start on finishing my postage stamp quilt! How exciting! LOL! And I want to hear about your amazing birthday surprise.

Julie Fukuda said...

I have made quite a few quilt-as-you-go quilts but all by hand. I think that way is easier to manage and seems to get done faster than dealing with one huge quilt. Your swoon blocks are looking great!

luvinthemommyhood said...

Ohhh..your swoon is going to be gorgeous! So purdy!

Stacy said...

Swoon looks great, Rachel. I love the blue and grey one, those colors look so nice together. The V-day mini quilt in your entry hall is very nice.

Patty said...

I really like this pattern, I must put it on my to do list. About the quilting, if it comes out really good I would be tempted to send it out to be quilted. I'm just saying..