November 30, 2020

Rainbow Swoon

A finish! A finish! We have another finish! Those have to be celebrated extra this year! 

This quilt is for my mama who has been living in Bolivia for 18 months and has that amount of time left to go. I was excited to deliver this one to my sisters last week- they will be visiting my mom and dad in Bolivia in February and will take it to them! My mom requested this quilt for the house they are staying in there, which is mostly black and white, glass and tile and not very colorful or cozy. So a bright cheery quilt was just the thing and I was the right gal for the job. My mom requested the Swoon pattern by Thimble Blossoms as it’s one of her favorites. I'm sending so many hugs with it!

The backing is Rosa by Crystal Manning for Moda. I don't see any of the blue around anymore but you can find the same design on pink, white, or aqua, which are all just as cute! It's such a great print. I decided for the first time every to try pattern matching the backing! Meaning- when I sewed two panels of it together to make a piece large enough to cover the back of the quilt, I made sure to line up the design so it didn’t look chopped up. Not to bad!

Navy Bias Stripe Binding

Creamy White Background

We actually picked the backing first and pulled colors from there for the front. I love this happy saturated rainbow! 

How much longer do you think I’ll be able to get the kids to pose on quilts? :) They knew this one was extra special, they have been excited for me to finish it for grandma. They miss her so much.

It’s not a very big quilt, I did the Swoon blocks at my favorite size- 20”. Her patterns are 24” and 16”, so I just figured out a middle ground between the 2. It’s a good couch snuggle size, which is what she needs. 

I quilted this one at home on my trusty old longarm in loops and flowers of different sorts. Admittedly, I was rushing. I wish I had slowed down and done the design a little more densely, but I was in a mad rush to finish due to procrastinating other projects. They all got done! Maybe one day I'll learn my lesson. 

I am really excited that December is starting and as soon as I do alll the decorating this week, I will be back here with the promised crochet blanket (finished!) and this year's Jumping Jacks quilt (just needs binding!). See you then!

8 comments :

  1. Your folks will love having that bit of you in the quilt. I too love the backing fabric but also your red slippers and your 3 boys in the picture. I enjoyed studying how you machine quilted it and of course the quilt top is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Makes me think about doing large blocks...

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  2. So enjoy your blog! Happy birthday! Thanks so much for sharing your Christmas program, it is lovely. It is young women like you who make me have hope for this crazy world. Shine on!

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  3. Beautiful quilt! You are a ray of sunshine!! Thanks for sharing the Christmas video!
    Happy Birthday!! I have two daughters who share this day with you. And no they are not twins .

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    1. That's crazy that they got same birthday! How special. Happy late birthday to them!

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  4. I have been on the hunt for as long as I have known about the swoon pattern, for a color scheme that speaks to me—finally found it. You nailed this! It is outstanding! So beautiful!

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    1. I am so glad to hear that! Love those moments.

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  5. I love your blog posts and emails. They are a ray of sunshine and positivity! ❤️

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to tell me that! I spend a lot of time erasing creepy spam comments so a nice one is a breath of fresh air. I appreciate it!

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