This is so exciting to share - my king size Little Black Dress swoon quilt top is finally FINISHED! To say this way a labor of love is an understatement, as I started this quilt back in February. These blocks have traveled to Sew South, and two Uphome sewing weekends - and just last weekend I finally finished them all, added the sashing and the borders to finish the top at 108" x 108".
While the fabric choice and colors are not my normal (I know you are used to seeing LOTS of color around here), I'm really happy with how it turned out. And the Basic Grey grunge fabric is one of my all time favorite background fabrics. The quilt is for my boyfriend's mom Carolyn, and I know she is going to be so excited to finally receive it!
Sorry for the blurry photo above - I was so excited to get the top finished, I didn't have much time to take great photos as I had to quickly ship it away to the long arm quilter. Yeah, at 108" x 108" my little brother won't be able to handle the quilting, so I'm more than excited to send it away! I can't wait to see it finished and get the binding on - and I promise to do a proper quilt photo shoot then.
I know I shouldn't play favorites, but this block is my favorite in the quilt! I just love the black and grey lace print along with the polka dot - its much more modern than the others, probably why I love it so much ;)
I'll share more photos of the big big finish once I get it back and put the binding on! I can't wait to see how the quilting changes it.
Handmade Ornament Exchange
And, while you are here I thought I'd mention one more time that I'm hosting a handmade ornament exchange. Make 5 handmade ornaments and you receive 5 back in the mail - its that simple. No prizes or giveaways, just something fun to spread a bit of holiday cheer!
You can get more details and sign up through November 27 on this post.