Swoon is done...Finally!

7.17.2012

For weeks, all this quilt needed was the binding. What held me up was I wanted to make the edges of the quilt wavy with gentle curves. I agonized over how to do it for hours and days and weeks. Yesterday I decided my boarders weren't wide enough, and because it's a gift, messing it up was not an option! I settled for rounded corners, which I really love. 



I think the Swoon block is a difficult block to quilt without using a long arm or without expert (i.e.: better than me) free motion quilting. I have seen some fabulously quilted Swoon quilts on line, all of which the quilting is way too advanced for little ol' me. I'm glad the straight line quilting looks just fine on this little lady.  


I did some dense straight line quilting in the sashing. I think it gives the look of the quilt a little more something-something. 


The bride has been patiently waiting for me to get it done. I can't wait to give it to her! 

Once again, I forgot to put a label on it. I am so bad at not doing that. 

Do you label all your quilts or just certain ones? Do I dare admit one reason I don't is because I fear my quilts will end up at a Goodwill? I always feel sorry for the people who lovingly make quilts, slap a label on them and then they get sent to Goodwill. It makes me sad...

Well, on that happy note. ;-) Have a great week! =D

25 comments:

  1. Oh it's, a beauty, Amy! I love your choice of fabrics for it! Very nice job on the quilting. I love straight line quilting on a lot of quilts!

    Wonderful!

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  2. This quilt is just too gorgeous, girl - and the quilting is wonderful! I love how you added more dense quilting in the sashing. I'm going to have to try that. I really love the look. I've never tried rounded corners, love it, that's going on my list too.

    I don't label the quilts I keep - I should - but all the rest I do. Even if it goes to goodwill, you should put your name on it. I have some vintage quilts I bought there, and how I wish they had names!

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  3. Very nice, Amy! I do like your quilting-the extra in the sashing does really set it off. Bet that is one happy bride!

    And I've NEVER put a label on a quilt. I'm so bad.

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  4. Amy I love it! I have the pattern to make my very own swoon quilt, but I just have not had time. I love the corners I think you need to do a tutorial. I would love to see how you do rounded corners. I always put a label on my quilts, because I want to know if my quilts go to Goodwill. But I also put the persons name that I am giving it to as well. Just this past week I found a table runner at goodwill that was hand made. I bought it before the person who made it could see it! It didn't have a label. I liked it anyway and it WILL be on my table!

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  5. Your quilt is beautiful I really love the red that block stands out so prominently!

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  6. makes me sad too...whenever i see one at goodwill i try to rescue it. your swoon turned out lovely and the straight lines are wonderful.

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  7. Love the quilt...especially the quilting! I am a straight-line gal also :0)

    Label???????????....I always forget to put them on too.

    Have a good day,
    Stefanie

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  8. Amy I don't put a label on mine because they go to family. For a special occassion as a wedding I maybe would. Looks great the way you quilted it. Looks more traditional to me. Chris

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  9. Lovely, Amy! Should I expect it to arrive by Priority Mail or UPS?? hehe

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  10. What a gorgeous quilt! I love it. And I love the way you quilted it. :)

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. I gave it to Laura tonight. She jumped up and down. Best compliment ever. =D

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  11. Oh Amy - how I love the colors you use in your quilts. This is another gorgeous one - how treasured it will be!
    Labels - I always label - I just think that even if it landed in Goodwill, someone would treasure it and imagine what I was like when they saw my name.
    You have such a gift for picking out colors - your quilts will always be admired :)

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  12. Amy, you did a great job quilting this. I think the straight lines really work with this quilt. Just beautiful. I noticed the denser lines in the sashing right away and I think that makes it perfect. Also, rounding the corners makes it more special/charming. I never put labels on. I don't have a good reason other than I'm tired of working on by then! LOL!!

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  13. how wonderful its turned out to be Amy! It looks just lovely :) well done on getting it complete, it's quite a mammoth size!
    Jessie, xo

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  14. Your straight stitching really sets off the sashing strips on this beautiful quilt. The recipient will surely be pleased to put it to use. I forget to label too, unless it's a gift.

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  15. Nice job of quilting, Amy! Congratulations on the finish. You can always add a label to a quilt.

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  16. So beautiful Amy!! Love the pretty colors!! Great job! xo Heather

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  17. Oh, Amy!!! It's gorgeous and it deserves a label ... no matter if the bride keeps it or someone is so fortunate to find it at goodwill ... it deserves to be known that you accomplished this beauty!! I think it's wonderful and I want to try that swoon block myself but haven't yet ... What an Accoplishment!! Yay You!!

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  18. Thumbs up on the swoon quilt! Straight line quilting looks great.

    I'm a quilt label failure. Best intentions. but never gets done.

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  19. Good Job! Absolutly beautyful♥

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  20. It's absolutely beautiful Amy!!!! I love it!!!! It's my colors too! Fabulous job! :)

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  21. I think the quilting that you decided to use is just perfect...where did you ever come up with the sashing idea...it is very clever!! and it is done...I can relate!!

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  22. Wow, that is so beautiful. Where did you find the pattern? How long did it take you to make this. I guess I could just look back on your previous posts. I'm still new here. :)

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  23. A beautiful quilt, I love the pop of color the red center motif provides!
    I hope you will always label your quilts! Don't fear the Goodwill! Think of it as an opportunity for your quilts to be loved by someone who truly treasures your creations!
    My late Mama bought a brand new red and white quilt at the Goodwill and she treasure it, both for it's stunning looks but also to honor the quilter who obviously spent hundreds of hours hand piecing, hand quilting and hand binding her work of art! I still have the quilt, which by it's signed label is over 30 years old.
    I have often wondered if the quiltmaker is still walking among us and if she would have liked to have been reunited with her labor of love?

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  24. Gorgeous! You make the prettiest quilts!

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