Today was the deadline to send the Liberty swap #lolswapround2 and this is another one that got finished just in time. I had started cutting my pieces some time last week but there were so many deadlines in the last week or so that I didn't finished piecing my block until last night. My partner showed a glance of her mini wall on IG and I noticed that she had a few with stars so I thought a swoon block could work well with those. I picked 3 pink Liberty, a larger print with owls for the centre star, an allover pink for the outside and pink and green floral for the accents. And I love the block I must admit. I even thought that a quilt made of Liberty swoon blocks would be so nice... maybe, one day (I can dream lol)
I started the quilting last night but didn't manage to finish it before bed time. So I got back to it this morning when I got up.
I used a white binding so it doesn't show. I added the binding entirely by hand because I was so late but it worked quite well actually.
Machine pieced swoon block with Liberty of London prints and Kona white, all from my stash
Machine quilted and bound
Finished size 16'
Started and finished in February 2015
I also made a tiny, teeny pincushion with the off cuts from my block.
And this is what I sent to my partner.
Between the 3 trips to town for the girls' dance classes this morning, I managed to post my parcel to my partner, just in time!
This week has been all about finishing stuff and a deadline does get me focused, but sometimes I really wonder why I have to wait that late to really get going and get the last-minute stress.
I can add 2 blocks to the 350-blocks challenge but that only takes me to 9, way behind the target of 30...
Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday, OPAM, Q1 Finish Along.