#swoon2013 – part 3

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In case you are new here you can see this quilts humble beginnings here:

#swoon2013 – part 1

#swoon2013 – part 2

I have finally finished the last of the blocks and am ready to start thinking about the quilting.

These are the last five blocks I made:

swoon 25 swoon 24 swoon 21 swoon 22 swoon 23

I cannot wait until this quilt is done. Every time I work on this quilt I get more and more excited to see it finished. Look at the blocks all together:

swoon 25 collage

They are almost as pretty in their bin:

swoon 25 stack
Not really…..Just Kidding!!!!!

Due to the size of this quilt (more than 120″ square), I plan on quilting this in a quilt-as-you-go manner. What I can’t decide on is HOW!  I have browsed and browsed and browsed and browsed and browsed. My options seem to be this:

  1. outline the blocks (but outlining which portion?)
  2. straight line
  3. all over meander (or some other pattern other than straight line)
  4. or mix and match

Here are a few pictures I have pulled from the World Wide Web:

swoon quilting ideas
TL: http://sarah.lidbom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IMG_0399.jpg, TR: http://quiltingismytherapy.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/swoonchevron.jpg, BL: http://quiltingismytherapy.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/img_9720.jpg, BR: http://piecedgoods.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/swoonquilted1.jpg

So…..do y’all have any ideas, thoughts? I would love to have your input! I am going to start putting the Hero Quilts together this weekend. In the meantime I would love to hear your thoughts on how to quilt this lovely lady!!!

Happy Stitching (and creative thoughts on quilting #swoon2013)

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  1. Hi Rhonda,
    Love your swoon blocks, any of those 4 modern stitching designs would look great. Or something else that is not too distracting.
    Happy Quilting!
    Jodie

  2. Oh, good luck with quilting it, Rhonda! Your blocks are swoon! :))) I like the top right and bottom left quilting the most. Just sayin’! 🙂

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