Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Some finishes...

I've got lots of new fabrics calling my name and several ideas I'm itching to try. But I thought I ought to finish up a few things before the sewing room gets overwhelming!

Last night I set together my "Swoon" blocks. Everyone seems to be making this ~ it's fun, easy and each block is like a mini quilt. This one is big (80 x 80), so it's finished for me ~ going off to the longarm quilter.

I did most of the quilting on this quilt last week on retreat and got the binding on. A little TV time and the hand stitching is done.
I'm happy with the quilting. I did straight lines between the blocks, then stitched vertically down the rows with a squiggle in the skinny strips and figure eights in the larger pieces. It was super easy!
The design is Urban Life from Crazy Old ladies Patterns.
I've said it before ~ always nice to finish!

12 comments:

  1. Swoooning over Swoon!

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  2. Two gorgeous quilts! I love the swoon blocks and the quilting on the urban life quilt is wonderful!

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  3. Love that second one... so pretty and summery...

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  4. i like your swoon quilt (i too have added it to 'the list') and your quilting on the urban quilt is genius!

    thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great quilts both! Would love to do swoon but will have to watch for now!

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  6. Beautiful is an understatement. This is an amazing quilt!

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  7. Two gorgeous quilts!! I need to make a Swoon quilt very soon!

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  8. Really like the color combo in the Urban Life quilt. Can't wait to see your next creation!

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  9. Beautiful quilts! I adore the Swoon pattern and really need to get one ordered, I can't find it around here. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful finishes. Hugs...

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  10. I think you should call it "Kayak Paddles". I'm drawn to that pattern. N

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