February 4, 2017

Swoon Along with a Pink/Yellow/Black Fabric Pull

I was so excited when I heard that Camille from Thimble Blossoms was going to host a sew-along commemorating 10 years of being a pattern business, with her iconic pattern "Swoon". I have always wanted to make one, and this was the perfect excuse. It's much more fun to sew with company!

I have done many Swoon fabric pulls in the past, but I actually bit the bullet and cut into my latest one. When I posted it on Instagram @okquiltworks called it "Strawberry Lemonade" and I thought that was just perfect. It has been fun to sew with colors that aren't my usual go-to picks. This color palette was inspired by @quiltstory Heather's pink and yellow maple leaf quilt she made last fall. I hadn't often used yellow before that, but her quilt just made my heart skip a beat! I went right out and purchased some yellow fat quarters, I already had plenty of pink. I added black for drama and contrast. I'm sad that it took me so long to appreciate this color!


Fabrics are as follows, left to right:

1.  Hello Darling by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, pink mums
2.  Handmade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, black candy stripe
3.  Folksy Daisy by Grey Abbey for Cloud 9 in yellow
4.  Moda Bella solid in Tea Rose
5.  Laura Black Tana Lawn by Liberty of London (I got it here from my pal Amanda)
6.  Vintage Daydream by Designs by Dani for Riley Blake, small pink floral
7.  Mama Said Sew II Revisited by Sweetwater for Moda, grey dot
8.  Petite Henna by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller in honey
9.  Handmade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, black dot
10. Vintage Picnic by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, pink gingham
11. Simply Style by V and Co. for Moda, yellow
12. Vintage Daydream by Designs by Dani for Riley Blake, large yellow floral
13. Mama Said Sew II Revisited by Sweetwater for Moda, large grey check
14. Handmade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, black stars
15. Xs and Os basics for Cotton and Steel by RJR Fabrics in mustard
16. Mama Said Sew II Revisited by Sweetewater for Moda, small black diagonal check
17. Vintage Daydream by Designs by Dani for Riley Blake, large pink floral

Whew! Now, for the fun part- I've already sewn up 6 of the blocks and here are 3 of them:


I am LOVING this pattern. Seriously, if you haven't already, you should join the sew-along. I don't know that I've ever been so captivated by a pattern before, and I know I'm not alone in this. Check out #swoonalong on Instagram for some major inspiration.

I can't wait to finish this one up. I'll keep you updated, I'm aiming to finish by March, we'll see how it goes!

Also, I've done mockups of Swoon in Olive's Flower Market, and Sweet Marion. I love them both SO MUCH!

3 comments :

  1. These blocks are just stunning.Love your fabric choice!

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  2. Great fabric choices. Can't wait to see the whole quilt come together.

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  3. These fabrics are just amazing and those vibrant colors plus the elegant designs are simply eye catching. Really liked your choices. Can't wait to buy them.

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