Burning the Candle…

20 11 2013

I stayed up last night, way too late…

I finished those Swoon blocks on Monday, and nothing would do until I finished the top! So, I stayed up until about 2:30 AM last night, and sewed, and sewed, and sewed.

Swoon Top
I’m calling this quilt ‘Embers’, when it’s done.

As you know, I reduced these blocks to 16″ finished. I then used 3″ sashing between them, bringing the finished size of the top to 79″ X 79″. Each fabric in pink, orange and yellow are unique. I don’t need to buy any of these three colors for a very, very long time. My background and sashing are done in Kona Charcoal.

I’m pondering quilting already, but I’m definitely planning on doing part of it in a fuschia-colored thread, because of the way it just glows against that deep gray.

I’m tickled by how different this top is from Sunsets and White Beaches. Even though they use the same colors (pink, yellow, and orange), and even a good number of the same fabrics – they’re such strong contrasts!

Sunsets and White Beaches
It’s about time I get to quilting, instead of piecing, don’t you think?

Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.




14 responses

20 11 2013
Carla Fawcett

WOW! Both are fabulous. Love the name you have chosen for the swoon one.

20 11 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I knew what I’d be calling this quilt even before I started piecing it. I’m looking forward to quilting it up.

20 11 2013

Those tops are great! I particularly like the swoon block quilt top. That has been on my list for a while, but probably won’t realistically happen any time soon. You did a wonderful job, love the colors!

20 11 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

These Swoon blocks do take a while to work up – I think it took me at least two hours for each one.

20 11 2013

It’s gorgeous, and I love the name you gave it. Your post title reminds me of a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay- I think it is called “First Fig.”
My candle burns at both ends,
It will not last the night,
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends,
It gives a lovely light.

20 11 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I should print that and put it on the quilt label!

20 11 2013

love those swoons

20 11 2013

Love both your projects! Such stunning colors, you did an awesome job on both the quilts.

20 11 2013

They are both gorgeous!

20 11 2013

So Beautiful! Isn’t so satisfying to finish it up (even if it is 2:30am!) and be able to sit back and stare at it all day?

I love the colors! I think your idea of fuschia-colored thread on your swoon quilt is fantastic.

21 11 2013
Robyn in Oz

Absolutely lovely. Well done you. I can’t sew late in the evenings. I need so much light and just don’t have it. The light is to yellow to see clearly and I can’t get the daylight lamp close enough.
I love the design of the quilt and your colours. Gorgeous. Looking forward to the completed projects. 🙂

22 11 2013

oh man kona charcoal is my favorite!! your quilt is stunning!

23 11 2013
Susan @TheBoredZombie.com

Awesome! Totally worth the late night! It is fantastic. 🙂

30 11 2013

They both look amazing!

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