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Monday, May 15, 2017

Swoon for French General

I am not sure how long I have had my Swoon top done, but it was back when everyone was Swoon crazy.


I actually used left over fabrics (French General....one of my favorite fabric lines) from my Beyond the Cherry Trees quilt.

It has been sitting on this pile of quilts designated (by me) to be custom quilted. 

Well, I searched online for quilting ideas; I stared at this quilt for a long time; and I procrastinated doing custom because it just wasn't talking to me.  Also, I think because it is so large (80x80) that doing custom ruler work was just too daunting of a job for me especially when I have other quilts that are "speaking" to me in regards to custom quilting.  

So, I  recently received three new pantos in the mail and one of them was designated just for my Swoon.....Diagonal Plaid. 

I am just getting started on it here.  


Here's a couple close ups of the finished quilt.



I had this fabric from Red Rooster "Whimsicals" set aside for this quilt for some time, too. I think it is adorable.


Here's a close up of it quilted.


Binding has been cut out since the top was done.  So machine sewing it onto the quilt  and then having some evening hand stitching to do makes for some enjoyable in front of the TV hand work.  But...hmmmm....how is it I have 6 yards and 7 inches left over of this binding?  Makes me wonder why I made so much.  I usually make a binding for a quilt with just a little left over.  This must have been made for something else? or two quilts? or was I supposed to use it for something else?  I don't know now.  I don't have any other unfinished quilts that this binding would go with.  I am really puzzled by this and what is even more  interesting is that everything for this quilt other than the background was left over fabric from Beyond the Cherry Trees.  So why so much binding?  It's a mystery.

Oh well...... I don't think I am going to remember this one.  I have put a note on the remaining binding so that I know what I have for the next time I do a French General or a red quilt.  

So here's my finished Swoon.   Oh....my arms aren't wide enough!

 

Here's a close up of the binding.



Nothing like getting another quilt completed on  my APQS Millennium and off my UFO list.  

On to the next one! Woohoo!!
  

4 comments:

  1. It turned out awesome!! I do my quilting on my domestic machine and trying to figure out how to quilt a swoon is always a challenge for me. I love your choice! It really shines!

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  2. (Anonymous) Sharon here. I love it. (Tim loves it)
    It looks awesome!

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  3. Congratulations on another beautiful Finish!
    I love this Quilt!

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  4. I swoon over French General fabrics. Don't have a lot of it in stash but I like it very much. I found some pieces of it in a bundle at the Goodwill Store just this week. It went into my stash.

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