Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Swoon Finished at long last!

Helen loaded up!!
Now, I know that three year a UFO is not that long! Come on lets all get real! We know there are some waiting even longer than that!! LOL But this one was special to me! I wanted it to be just right!! It was after all for my Honeyman!! WAY back in Feb 2012 I finished the flimsy!!
Such a happy find!!

Well, over the weekend I loaded up Helen and away we went!! Oh, wait, I have to back up even further!! Honeyman wanted a flannel back! I don't really buy flannel but I have a box that came from my Mother that had  few flannels in it!! In there I found a GEM!! A flannel 'backing' dated 1951!! It had a seam down the center I had to remove (the HEAVY old cotton thread shredded as I pulled at it!!) AND I had to match up the pattern a bit better! LOL I also had flannel my Mother had used to make PJ's for my Dad!! So the backing is purchased by my Grandmother and my Mother! And pieced by me!! How wonderful is that!!??
I quilted with an all over swirl but of course I had to add in personal touches! I delivered it to him last night (while he was on shift) and wanted to get pics with the fire truck... but I always forget how horrible their lighting is in the bay! BOO! So the final pics are just terrible! But I'm sure y'all can see the amazing colours in the other bazilloin pics I took!!!
Swirls of texture
I added our children's names!
Binding time!!
Our song!!

Crinkly swirls!!
Washed and crinkly!!

See what I mean about the yellow lighting! There are Honeyman's boots peeking out the bottom!! I'm so happy to get this one finished!!
Linking up with Connie,
Have a great week! I hope to get another quilt on Helen in the next day or two!!


  1. Wow Josie, your husband's quilt is fantastic! I remember when you started working on it.....might have been when I first meant you and the fabrics were perfect for a fireman. Keep that label from the flannel.....how neat is that to have 3 generations involved with this quilt!

  2. Oh Josie, that's a wonderful finish. I am SO jealous. I have completed one, yes 1, block of my Swoon. It's not even a respectable UFO at this point. I love the fabrics you chose for your quilt. Thanks for sharing the interesting story of your Swoon.

  3. Wow, amazing!!!! I do not loke brown, but this quilt has beautiful colors. So well choosen. Such a beautiful design. Congrats with this gorgeous finish. Lovely story about the flanel. It is the right backing for your quilt.
    Love from Amsterdam.