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In fact, that's what keeps me from doing the happy dance.. I have no idea how I'm going to quilt it. Even if I just do straight lines, it's such a big beast, it'd be so hard to get through my smallish machine. Or should I have it done on a long arm? But that costs money, and well, it's huge, so it would cost even more. ??? I'll have to think on it for a while. I don't know what to do.
Anyway, here it is.. before I sewed on the outer borders.. so it's even bigger than this. I had to move the table to lay it out in the floor.
I wish the green polka dot background fabric showed up a little more..
And I think the backing fabric I bought for it isn't going to work. Might have to find something else. I do love red polka dots... If I had all of these questions worked out in my mind, THEN I might be doing the happy dance!
In other news, I have been painting this week.. still had two walls to paint in our spare room. Remember last summer when I started painting it? Well, I got two walls painted light grey, and then went with a green that was too bright for the other two walls, and stopped after one wall. So two grey walls, one light brown wall, and one bright green wall. ?? Well, it's about time! I settled on a very light celery-ish green for the two non-grey walls, so got them painted this week, and am now working on the cutting in at the edges.
Someday soon, I hope to have a sewing table next to the computer desk in the spare room, instead of on the dining table. :o)
I can't leave without sharing a photo or two of Buster... Newfoundlands are very hairy and drooly dogs. Here he is after eating his dinner the other night. :o)
He L-O-V-E-S to get his face wiped clean with a towel, too. He will walk face first into a towel and let you scrub his head and face with it. He's so very sweet and lovable.. And messy. And lacks table manners... obviously. :o)
Gonna link up with W.I.P. Wednesday over @ Freshly Pieced. And Thursday Think Tank @ Making Rebecca Lynne.
I've only got two blocks finished so far... but with a one a month goal, I'm getting there slowly. I think with such a large quilt it helps to plan your quilting on a block by block basis. That way you don't have to "move/travel" too much at a time. Sew the designated area then have a break - then shift to the next area, and sew another block.
Your Swoon is beautiful! And the Newf,,,no words for him. (We have Doberman Pinschers x2, one red & one black).There are few more glorious sights (in my mind anyhow) than watching a Newf sway & shashay from behind as he's walking. Lucky lady to have him. (The Dobe's don't sway, they jump like deer.)
and I thought my Peanut could only look like that, my bullmastiff is not long haired so it's easier?? maybe, but he hates to get wiped, so he'll run away with a foot long slobber on each side and it will fling side to side and land who-know-where... I'm a long arm quilter and I don't think I would even attempt to quilt this on the domestic if it's that big, how big is it? either an over all flower and leaf design or something curvey on each petal/block.
oooooo ahhhh, look at that your swoons are all so happy together! congrats on getting it done. I still have four to go. All cut just need to get them together. Before I read about your little sweetie, I thought he got into the paint, but nope he was just being who he is :)
What about hand quilting the swoon? I have a great PVC plastic frame that only takes 5 minutes to assemble and put the quilt into. You could quilt it using bigger stitches, kinda like sashiko stitches. Pick fun colors of threads for each block.... lots of ideas.
Kelli - Your Swoon is just simply fabulous!! And those pictures of Buster are hilarious!! Ick!! My dog doesn't drool but she too LOVES to have her face rubbed with a towel!! I love the idea of red dots for your Swoon back - seems so Swoony!! Can't wait to see your new "sewing" room!! Kris
Swoon looks great! Don't you just love it. As for quilting - you know I did that queen size quilt on my home sewing machine. It's doable! I really didn't have any problems. I like the celeryish green you have. That will look very nice with the grey. And I bet it feels good to get it done after all this time. Oh My Gosh! That dog is sometime else! Totally cute picture!
Oh Kelli, I'm swooning over your Swoon! Absolutely wonderful! I only completed 4 blocks. One is for practice quilting, and then I purchased a couple 24" pillow forms so I'll see how they look!
Love Buster! He is so cute...from afar. Ha!Ha! Our cats spend their days grooming each other. Gotta love our pets!