Sunday, June 29, 2014

mini swoon quilt

I finally, finally finished up this mini Swoon Quilt.  It is for my friend's new baby girl (well, she was born in January, this is a little late!) and I am going to give it to her in person tomorrow.
mini swoon quilt
This was made using Camille Roskelley's mini swoon pattern.  It is definitely not a quick project to make a baby quilt out of the 8" blocks, but I am pleased with how cute and tiny the little swoon blocks are. And despite being time consuming the blocks aren't difficult.

mini swoon quilt backing
Originally I was a little stumped where to go with the colors for this quilt so I showed my friend all of the prints in my stash I had saved away for baby quilt backings.  She chose this Wee Wander print (find it here, here, or here) which is great because I love this collection.
mini swoon quilt
I quilted it with Aurifil in an all over swirl pattern.  It has been a while since I did free motion quilting and I could definitely use some practice, but I think it turned out okay overall.
mini swoon quilt binding
The binding is a stripey, coral Dear Stella print (available here or here).  I don't remember buying it but I'm glad I had it because I love how it matches the little boys and girls in the backing print.  

Finished size: 40" x 50"

p.s.  Thank you for all of the advice and input about irons, I am still responding to comments.  I received my Black and Decker in the mail a few days ago and so far I really love it. 

36 comments :

  1. I think the swoon block in mini form is absolutely adorable and your quilt is soooooooo beautiful. I am sure it will be well received and well loved for many years to come. Great job!

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  2. It's lovely Erica. It's amazing how the different colours you've chosen make it look like a quilt of different blocks! What a great gift!

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  3. Wow!! It's so pretty and I love the bright colours of the swoon blocks!

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  4. I love these little swoon blocks, they are so perfect. I love that you don't remember buying the binding fabric!

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  5. This is beautiful! What a lovely gift for a sweet new baby!

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  6. This is a gorgeous quilt for a baby .. loving those mini swoons and the binding is perfect :)

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  7. I love the contrast of the bright swoon blocks with the background! Such a beautiful quilt.

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  8. That is a gorgeous baby quilt. I really love the fabric you used. Great finish!

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  9. Everything you make is just absolutely wonderful.

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  10. Another beautiful creation. Knowing how difficult it is to piece those mini swoons I hope your friend really appreciates your hard work.

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  11. I'm swooning over this! I'm sure your friend will recognize it was worth the wait! What a lovely quilt! :)

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  12. now this is one absolutely gorgeous baby quilt. It's so very beautiful, I'm sure it will be treasured forever. and your quilting is divine.

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  13. It's fabulous! Love your backing and binding choices ... and your quilting is better than ok!!

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  14. This turned out so darling with so many small blocks!

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  15. I just shared your post on my fb page...

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  16. This is beautiful! This will be perfect for a sweet baby.

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  17. What a beautiful, happy quilt. Lucky baby.

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  18. Darling! That is a lot of teeny, tiny pieces = BRAVO!

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  19. Wow, so cute and TINY! Your swirls look really great too.

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  20. This is beautiful! Love the quilting, I think it looks wonderful on the front and the back. I hope it is well loved and treasured for a long, long time!

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  21. that is a beautiful quilt. I'd love to try in some time.

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  22. Amazing...those colors are awesome!!

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  23. So beautiful! I completely love it.

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  24. It's beeeeautiful! As always, stunning work and lovely photos.

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  25. Erica, that's a beautiful quilt. I love the colours you've picked. It's inspired me to give this pattern a try. Thanks for sharing this.

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  26. Well, that settles it. I'm cutting up all of my fabric and making mini-swoon blocks from now on.

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  27. I adore this pattern in mini form. Great job.

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  28. This turned out really beautiful!

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  29. That is true love of a friend! It is beautiful!!

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  30. What a beauty! Love the fabrics and the quilting, too.

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