My motivation from the other day only lasted through one Swoon block before my head cold got the best of me. Since then I have managed to get all of the HST and flying geese marked and pinned for two more blocks. Once I get them sewn and trimmed up I should fly through the piecing of two more blocks.
Ever since I stared this quilt and knew I would be making it king sized I have been considering my quilting options. I would love to have it custom quilted, but I have a couple reservations: 1) Cost, it really isn't an affordable option for me and 2) I could no longer call it 100% my work. Some day I would love to send a quilt to a long arm quilter just to have a beautifully quilted quilt, but that's probably years down the road.
Since I really don't want to try to wrestle a king size quilt through my machine I have been considering the quilt as you go method. There are quite a few out there and a lot of them involve hand sewing which I really don't want to do. Then a disscusion was started in the Swoon-Along Fickr group and this great tutorial was posted. Yay, a QAYG method that doesn't involve hand sewing!
Problem solved. Now I just need to finish all the blocks...
On another note, my mother-in-law asked me to make a quilt for her newest great niece, I've just been waiting for the fabric to arrive. I'm using the pink, purple and green colorways from MoMo's Just Wing It. I have all of the blocks done and sashed (not pictured) and the binding all ready to go. I just need to piece the boarder and attach it and I will be ready to quilt it...once I find/pick a backing fabric.
Well, I'm off to do some sewing...