Finished Swoon!!




After about a year!!! this quilt is finished!  The hand quilting took the longest, but with the help of my mom, aunties, grandmas, and friends, we got 'er done!  My mom designed, and my grandpa made a large quilt frame which we set up in my basement to quilt it.

The back is made from a crazy assortment of flannel pieces that I had laying around.  This rust and aqua rose flannel by Anna Maria Horner is one of my all time fave prints, so I included a big chunk of that.

Hopefully I'll get some better head on photos yet, it's just kinda hard to hold up such a huge quilt!  (I think it's around 90" square.



and then on a completely different topic, i wanted to send out a little 'thank-you' again, to everyone who takes the time to leave comments on my blog.  (and if you wondered where I disappeared to and didn't reply to you, we were visiting family overseas and just returned)

i chose two winners from my previous granny square post, and you will each receive a book and a fabric stack if you wish!

i'll list your names here, so please contact me with your address if it's you.  after a week or so, i'll pick a new winner if i don't hear from you.

i've decided that i want these little gifts to be a thank you for taking the time and effort to comment, and also for those of you who visit and read this dry quilty monologue regularly, so that's why i'm conducting a giveaway in this strange way:)

so here's the winning names:

pandchintz

Lisa

contact me if you're one of these names and would like to receive a bundle!

51 comments:

  1. Your swoon is so lovely. It makes me want to make another one :)

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  2. Could you say what brand/color the solid is for your swoon quilt? Thank you,

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    1. I was struck by the background, too, Gabrielle. I think the first thing I thought was, "Note to self: Get some darker whites for background." Ha!

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    2. I'm quite sure it is Kona Bone, although I can't be certain...it was a long time ago when I started this quilt!

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  3. Your quilt is just stunning! I am always so taken by your fabric choices. Job well done, as always! :)

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  4. I finally caved into this pattern recently - I think it will be perfect for my bed. Now to just find the time to make it! ;)

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  5. Your quilt is beautiful! I can't believe you hand quilted it. Machine quilting my Swoon took forever. I love how warm and inviting your photos always look.

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  6. Wonderful way to do a giveaway! You are not as 'dry' as you might think you are! I love the way you explain about your process, the ups & downs, and realities of quilting. Beautiful finish and one sure to have lots of memories.:)

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  7. What special memories with all of the hand quilt help! Beautiful job and team effort!

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  8. Yay! You're back. I've missed you :) and you don't even know who I am...

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  9. Your Swoon quilt is really pretty. I too had recently finished one and you're right, it is extremely hard to get a good photo! But I loved how it turned out.

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  10. Well, that will teach me not to comment just because I was busy!! lol. Beautiful quilt, and a very sweet and generous give-away.
    E xx

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  11. I would love to see pics of the quilting frame. My dad built me a small one. Beautiful choices of fabrics! Mine is finally all cut out 1.5 blocks pieced. I have done 5 other projects with the swoon blocks including a wedding quilt for my sister. Sigh. Someday.

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  12. Beautiful finish! The quilting looks amazing!! Love how your family had helped you quilt it.

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  13. Its just gorgeous and hand quilted to boot , how special! Looks great on your bed...

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  14. Oh, I love this, Lisa! Makes me want to get my kit out and get started on it!!

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  15. Love all that crinkly goodness : )
    Congrats for the glorious finish

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  16. Gorgeous! Hand quilting is my favorite but I don't think I would have the patience to quilt one that big.

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  17. It looks so wonderfully cosy and comfy. Love it!

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  18. I am trying so hard to resist swooning but every time they pop up my will deteriorates a little further.

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  19. I just bought the Swoon pattern a couple weeks ago and have been trying to decide what fabrics to make it with. Yours is very lovely!

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  20. I'm totally impressed that you hand quilted it. Beyond that, it is a seriously stunning quilt! I made a swoon quilt with just four blocks. So high-five for making the queen size (or larger)! Very well done.

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  21. Awesome Swoon! Good for you!

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  22. Your quilt is stunning. I love the hand quilting and the colors. So beautiful!

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  23. this is a lovely swoon quilt and I can only imagine how lovely the hand quilting is in person.

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  24. Your swoon is lovely - I should really finish mine...

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  25. Can't wait to see more photos of your swoon - everytime I see one of these I want to make one. Think I will have to succumb and get the pattern. By the way I just finished my Granny Squares Quilt - thanks for the inspiration.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90468326@N02/

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  26. I'm still in the midst of the swoon wave having just purchased it but uni has just started back so it might sit untouched for a while yet. Thanks for sharing yours.

    P.S. A great way to pick winners

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  27. what a wonderful quilt !!!!!

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  28. Wow! Always breathtaking your quilts.
    Waiting for more :)

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  29. I love that this was a family effort! Not only is it beautiful but the memories are priceless!

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  30. So nice to see it finally finished, its really lovely. I think the longer it takes to make the happier you'll be with it, as you took your time and didnt rush it. I feel that way about my Dredsen quilt that took the best part of a year to finish too. What batting did you use?

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  31. Absolutely lovely quilt. I know that was a ton of hard work to make and hand quilt that.

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  32. I've admired all the swoom quilts that have been going the rounds the last year or so. Yours is lovely. I like the old fashioned look of it.

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  34. I am swooning over your swoon! GORGEOUS! Glad you are back and hope you had fun!

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  35. Jolene, I think I love EVERYTHING you make! Seriously, you are one inspired and inspiring lady!

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  36. your swoon is beautiful. and how nice that you had your little quilting bee going to get it quilted! I have been wanting to do more handquilting and would love to see what your mom's frame looks like. how sweet that your granpa made it.

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  37. I'm swooning over your Swoon, especially the fact that it is hand quilted...

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  38. This quilt is beautiful! Oh my ..... The hand quilting is soooo lovely too. Everything about it is perfect.

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  39. Your Swoon is swoonable!! Just gorgeous!

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  40. Hi, I'm a new follower as I've not long started patchwork/quilting. I don't think your blog is 'dry' at all - it's inspirational and your latest quilt is just beautiful :)

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  41. I like the pictures of your swoon quilt. I wish I could say that mine is liing on our bed but it isn't (because unfinished). I chose a bright white background but your quilt makes me wish I had chosen another white. You handquilted it? I'm determined to quilt mine at home (maybe with my sewing machine) but still don't know which pattern to use.
    I like your giveaways. That's really to say thank you for those who comment. Not to those who just comment because you have a giveaway... It makes me happy although I didn't win. You did it before and already then I thought "that's right!".
    Go on!

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  42. Your Swoon quilt is beautiful , especially with your amazing hand quilting!!

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  43. I've been curious to see this finished, I remember some of the squares from prior posts. Well it turned out great! I've always enjoyed commenting on your posts due to the joy I get from seeing your beautiful creations. I also like your pace, quality not quantity.

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  44. your swoon is lovely!!! I love that pattern just too afraid I won't be able to do it. Some day, I hope : )

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  45. Ooh... I love his! I bet it is super cosy with that flannel backing!!! I am getting ready to start a swoon quilt... Thinking about using my little folks voile stash. I wanna hand quilt mine too so I will be watching for more pictures of yours to see how you did your hand quilting! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! I can always count on yours blog for loads of inspiration!

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  46. I had a plan to make a swoon quilt - just got as far as buying the pattern! Your is lovely and will certainly keep you cosy with it's flannel backing!

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  47. You inspire me to keep persevering with hand quilting. I get tired of the slowness of it, but I love the way it looks when it is finished! But I have never made a quilt the size of this one!

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  48. I love all of you've quilts. I have recently just finished my second (traditional English paper piecing) hand sewn hexagon patchwork quilt (well minus the quilting part, that was done on a sewing machine) it took me over a year to make and being the same size as a single bed. My first one was just a sample and ended up being a cot size quilt. Although it was a big task, I enjoyed it and can't wait to try different patterns. Also I am quit proud to add that the first one was actually my first quilt I made ever =) xo

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