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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Swoon on Display

So you all saw me making my Swoon (which, yes, took me forever), but what you might not know (because I haven't told you) is that the Swoon is finished!

I started this project at the very beginning of 2013 and what was supposed to be a fairly simple, fairly quick simple patchwork quilt, ended up taking me forever - I mean literally years.  To be fair to myself, I had some random health issues in there, but mostly it was just a combination of busy and lazy. I don't call myself the Lazy Quilter for nothing, you hear me!

Welł, once the top was done, I handed it over to one of the amazing ladies in my guild, Jane Davidson, and she popped it on her long arm and went to town. It has this beautiful all over swirly thing going on, which I just love.

It then came home to me, where it sat for several months while I thought about binding and then waiting for my fabric choice to arrive. And then I had a deadline! You see our Guild was doing a display for the Stitches and Craft Fair and I needed something to show for myself, so I frantically finished the binding - and look! A finished quilt! 

I'm just a little proud of myself.

Here she is at the Fair.


(PS so prouxd of it there with its big sign!)

And seeing as how I had already done a hanging sleeve, I submitted it as an entry for the Modern Quilt display at the Australasian Quilt Convention. And guess what? It got picked! So I packed it off to Melbourne to be shown off and flew down just to stare at it in person.

I was so ridiculously proud I literally jumped up and down when I saw it hanging there. Here I am, with my quilt at AQC.



And now that my quilt is home again, it is time for it to go on my bed... Except that I may have entered it in Australia's Modern Quilt Show, hosted by the Woolongong Modern Quilt Guild, so it actually has to head down there this week ... And then I'm waiting to hear back if it's been accepted to the Brisbane Exhibition... Maybe it can go on our bed next year :-)

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2 comments:

  1. Yay, go you Erin. It's a gorgeous finish and I'm super, super excited for you that it's being shown across Aus. Really lovely to have you post again too, missed you, big hugs Chris x

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  2. I missed being here, Chrissie. I have been terribly neglectful, and not commenting and not visiting, but I am trying to make up for it at the moment and reading all the blog posts from all my favourite people over the last few mot he (that's you, of course!). Hopefully, I can get back in the blobby groove.
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