Friday 16 March 2012

Swooning ... oh so close

Well not really, I still have a lot of work to do!
Let me share.

I picked up my Swoon Quilt yesterday and I am in love with this quilt all over again.

Linda has done a fantastic job on this for me.
I decided to just get the white section of this quilt machine quilted
as I didn't want to take away from the actual pattern of the swoon block.
I love the way that the blocks "pop".

If I wanted I could just leave it as it is but no, I have decided to continue with my
original plan and hand quilt the rest.

So with tonight being FNSI, you know what I will be working on :o)

Once these are all done I will have to make a decision about the binding.
Any suggestions? 
 How do you think the fabric that I have used for the backing would look?

Enjoy your day,
hugs, Sharon


  1. Wow! I am swooning so much I may faint.
    It is gorgeous. I like the fabric you have chosen for the binding.

  2. Wow Sharon, your quilt looks amazing. I think the bit of hand quilting will finish it off perfectly. Lovely.

  3. most definitely swoonworthy....

  4. I'm more than swooning..I'm positively head over heels!
    It's gorgeous! Love the quilting too.
    And for what it's worth... I see a solid binding in one of the colours in the blocks.
    Great work......!!!!!! :)

  5. Your quilt is spectacular!! I'm such a sucker for hand quilting at the moment - can't wait to see how you finish it.

  6. WOW WOW WOW it is simply stunning. I think a plain binding would be nice.
    Hugs Tanya

  7. love it Sharon it looks awesome ,well done,yes i think the backing would look great as the binding.xx

  8. Gorgeous quilt!! Have fun with the hand quilting!

  9. Beautiful quilt Sharon and perfect quilting too. What a treasure.


  10. It is a masterpiece, I love your decisions for the quilting. I would do a solid border if you want it to standout or white to make it fade back & the blocks be the only feature. What ever you choose it will be marvellous. Tracee xx

  11. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing. I agree - hand quilting will be the icing on the cake...or on the quilt in this case!!
    I think your backing fabric would look great as the binding as well. I did that for one of my quilts and it worked in really well. Have fun with your hand quilting tonight.
    Therese xx

  12. I love it Sharon. *swoon* for sure! I think the hand quilting will give it such a great look! I like the backing fabric too.. I think it would look wonderful as binding. xo

  13. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the quilting! I can't wait to see the hand quilting you add to it! Great job! :)

  14. Its stunning! Enjoy FNSI. I've had a wonderful day working on my FNSI project and got so much done too.

  15. It is just beautiful Sharon. Seriously, it's one of the prettiest Swoon's I've seen. As far as the binding goes, I'm not sure... I wouldn't do anything that might distract from the beautiful blocks. Maybe I would pick a solid that's in one of the blocks?

  16. Your quilt looks incredible Sharon, perfect on your bed too! The backing fabric is lovely too.


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