Sunday 18 August 2013

Happy Anniversary Top Finished

I've had a great week of sewing. Although I am trying to get all organised for our trip to Switzerland on Tuesday I have managed to finish both a quilt top and my bag. I posted about the bag earlier in the week but just because I like the picture here it is again.

and a close up of the centre panel. I still haven't decided if the flower needs a button or something to give the centre detail.

Getting that project finished would have been great on its own but yesterday evening I sewed the final border piece to my Swoon quilt which I have named Happy Anniversary since it is for a friend's 25th wedding anniversary. This morning I took it to the common when we walked Scamp to try and get a reasonable photo.

There was the distinct possibility of rain in the air and the wind was a little blowy which meant it was impossible to find somewhere to lay it out without the risk of it blowing away. However you do get to see how well the red and the purple work together.The grey solid is called silver and looks more silvery in person. The red looks like a solid here but has a tone on tone design on it which you can see a little better in the photo below. I love that you get different patterns within the blocks depending on how you use the medium and dark fabrics. My friend told me her favourite colours are red and purple. When I started the top I thought it was a great idea to use both colours but then I went through a panic that it would look awful. Now I'm really pleased with the final result.

While I'm away I need to decide on what colour backing fabric I want. Could be red, purple, silver or white. If you've got any thoughts please leave a comment. When I get back this top needs to turn into a finished quilt as soon as possible as the anniversary was back in July. 

I'm taking part in a 'Lovely Year of Finishes' at Sew Bittersweet Designs and I'm linking this post with the mid month linky party. I'm also linking up with Richard's Link a Finish Friday , Can I get a whoop whoop and Amy's TGIFF Why not go and check out what everyone has been doing.

I've got the rest of today and some of tomorrow to sew before I leave my machine behind for 2 weeks. I've already sent hand sewing in my personal kit. All the camping and personal kit is travelling by truck and we fly out on Tuesday. I will be posting photos of our trip both on this blog and on Guides Have Fun. I hope you'll join us on our trip.

Enjoy your day



  1. Hey, congrats on your Swoon top finish!!! I love it so much when I get to that stage. :) Your friends are lucky!

  2. Wow I LOVE your Swoon!! I have just made my first swoon block and I love seeing what colour and print combinations people use and the red, purple and silver-grey look stunning together!! Well done and thank you for linking up to TGIFF!

  3. The swoon quilt is about pieced red, purple and silver leftovers for the backing since red and purple is your friend's favorite. Have fun on your trip and I will certainly be watching for posts so I can "travel" along with you to a destination I will never be able to visit. Virtual travel is also enjoyable. Oh, and thanks for posting the lovely garden photo again....lovely.

  4. Beautiful Swoon top, Lyndsey! What a great idea for a 25th anniversary! And I think I'd put a pretty yellow button in the middle of that flower...

    Whoop whoop for some lovely finishes!!

  5. This does look good. Lovely contrasts!