Monday, February 11, 2013

On the go...

Can you believe this is my 200th post?

Now, on to business.  Did I tell you that I finished another Swoon block?  This would be block 8:


And I'm partly through Block 9 - the last block.  Woohoo!!  Almost time to start thinking about the quilting stage.

I've also prepped another Dresden Fan block, appliqued the outer ring, now just the inner circle to finish appliqueing down:


I've chosen a couple of newspaper prints for these two blocks... I've got another couple of black and white text prints on order which I'm hoping will fit into the scheme.  Once I realised that I didn't want to have the same fabric for all the backgrounds, I found it heaps easier to decide what I did want to do:


I've also got a bit more serious about the February lovely finish goal... after doing a bit of drafting, I did a bit of measuring and figured out I really needed to add some serious borders to make the top sit cohesively on the bed.  I'm liking how this is looking:



Although as I have now used up all my fusible web (with only one border piece partially constructed), I'm not sure how exactly I'm going to finish my goal - I may have bitten off more than I can chew!

10 comments:

  1. That border is looking wonderful! Don't stress, try to enjoy the process, and remember- it's not a race! And to think you have nearly finished "Swoon"!

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  2. Squeal.......! love what you are doing with Birds n' berries quilt.......gosh I want to do this in the colours I did Homecoming Lane.
    Sounds like you need to visit a cool quilt shop for some more supplies!
    I see I just did 300 posts, it doesn't take long, I was going to do a giveaway.....but I can't think what to 'giveaway'!!

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  3. I can't wait to see the swoon block quilt in its entirety! How do you plan to quilt this one? Or should I wait for the post :) I am also liking the border on your birds n berries quilt. You've worked so hard on this quilt!

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  4. Happy 200th! It'll be great to see your swoon in it's entirety. Do you want me to bring some fusible on Friday? And like your jelly roll quilt from last post.
    PS email was hacked - don't open any links I might send you

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  5. The extra border is going to be gorgeous!! Your swoons are looking so great, too....exciting to be nearing the quilting stage!! Congratulations on 200 posts, whew, lots of photos and lots of sewing going on!

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  6. LOVE the borders you're doing. And you only have one more Swoon to make!

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  7. Oh it is so beautiful! Thanks for the sneak peek.

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  8. Congratulations on your 200th post -- what a milestone! Your work is beautiful, I especially love the dresdens on the newspaper print.

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  9. The quilt is BEAUTIFUL. Wow If you need to give it to someone, my hand is up. XX Kathleen

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  10. So it's Sunday 24th and I'm hanging out for your weekend update post :0)

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