Remember back HERE when I told you about the gorgeous bundle of Terra Australis fabrics that arrived from my clever friend Emma. I've been very busy cutting, piecing and stitching these gorgeous fabrics into some more Swoon blocks. Would you like to see? I thought you might :)
Last blog post I had finished 4 Swoon blocks and needed 9 to complete my quilt top, so over the past weeks I have been busy stitching up the last 5 blocks.
Here is block five...
I just love how different each of these blocks look depending on the fabrics used and the placement of the fabrics. These blocks are SO big and took me a little longer to make than planned because I wanted to keep my fabrics directional, but I'm thrilled that I took that extra time. I love seeing all of my kangaroo's hopping together, or my maps of Australia in a line.
Block eight... I'm loving these gecko's.
And the final block - Block nine...
I was SO excited to finish my Swoon blocks that I couldn't wait to stitch the quilt top together. After laying my blocks on the floor and working out my layout, I got busy stitching the sashing between the blocks and rows.
After a few more hours of happy stitching, I was VERY excited to lay my finished quilt top on the bed. I was so thrilled with how it all came together and am absolutely in love with my Swoon quilt.
This quilt is 80 x 80 inches square, so it is really large, which makes me very happy. This is placed on my parents Queen sized bed and at home we have a King, so I am thinking it will fit our bed perfectly. Since finishing my quilt top, I have pieced a backing and sent my Swoon quilt off to be quilted by Sarah of Patchworks Plus. It's just too big for me to quilt on my Pfaff at home and I think some gorgeous machine quilting will be the icing on the cake. I will be back to tell you all about the quilting and show some finished shots of my Swoon quilt when it returns.
I have loved every minute of making my Swoon quilt. The Terra Australis fabrics are so beautiful to stitch with and I have loved teaming them with hanky linen. They are a perfect match. I'm already planning my next project and will be beginning next week. I can't wait!