April 7, 2017

Finished Swoon Quilt!

I can't believe I just wrote those words in the title. I made a Swoon! And finished it! Miracles never cease. I have probably planned 12 different Swoons (see here and here), but thanks to the fun sew along on Instagram, I finally followed through with one.

I gave a detailed list of the fabrics used for the blocks in this blog post, though I ended up changing one or two of them. The backing is Bonnie and Camille Handmade Olivia print in black, and the binding is V and Co. eyelet print from Simply Style, one of my top favorite prints ever! I wish it came in every color, endlessly. You can check this hashtag to see close ups of most of the blocks. The only one missing has Bonnie and Camille pink orange peels.

I changed the blocks to 20" so that I could fit all the cuts from fat quarters without breaking up the "petals" on the outside of the star. This is the same method used in Camille's Swoon Sixteen pattern if you want to give it a try. I like it much better! Because of that, with sashing, the quilt came out to 67" square- a perfect movie snuggling size for me :)

The gorgeous quilting was done by Julie Hirt- I've sent several quilts to her, I just love her design options. This one is called "Melange" and it won't be the last time I use it!

Though I'm so happy to have made this pattern finally, I still don't feel like I've had my fill. If time and money were endless and free, I would make the Sweet Marion version, as well as one in my favorite colorway- red, pink, blue, green. My mom would love that. There, see? I have an excuse! Time for another fabric pull....