Wednesday, January 20, 2016

UFO progress

After setting myself up with dark thread in my machine the other day, I spent lots of time working on my scrappy swoon quilt yesterday.  And last night. And (way too) late last night.  But at 2am  I finished the outer rows! Phew, that feels like a big achievement, although it's really not that hard.  The toughest part was trying to make sure the seams in the all the 9-patches meshed nicely (all but 2 worked out). And keeping the scrappy squares arranged so they aren't side-by-side.  There are 2 or 3 spots where that didn't work out, but overall I think it's a pretty good arrangement.


Now to decide if I want borders. As it stands, the quilt is 72x72 - an awkward size I think. If I add a 1.5" black border, 3" scrappy border, and 5" black border it will be 91x91", which would fit a queen bed nicely, so I'm leaning that way. But first, I must bind a quilt that's due on Monday.

Linking up at Freshly Pieced and the Needle and Thread Network today.

8 comments:

  1. It's great! A XL scrappy swoon quilt is on my bucket list.

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  2. Love the scrappy look, and adding borders certainly seems like a good idea!

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  3. Wow... That's awesome - by far the biggest Swoon block I've ever seen! :)

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  4. I love your scrappy swoon. What a wonderful variation on the block. I look forward to seeing what you decide to do for the borders.

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  5. Great way to use up scraps. Beautifully done!

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  6. Beautiful quilt, Krista. I think the borders will emphasize how stunning your colours and design are.

    Thank you for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday!

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  7. Love this! I like your thinking about making it a bigger square:) Your colour choices are stunning - good luckfinishing your other quilt!

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