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 :

Sue C said...

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!

Bower Bird Patch said...

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!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

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

Jo Jo said...

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

Staci said...

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

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

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

house on hill road said...

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

Izzy said...

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

Jenny said...

Everything you make is just absolutely wonderful.

Barbara Lasky said...

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

Jessica said...

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

Svetlana said...

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.

Mine-rSewFun said...

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

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

wow.just.wow

Debbie said...

This turned out so darling with so many small blocks!

Debbie said...

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

Janet @ Simply Pieced said...

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

pennydog said...

SO cute

Four dogs and one quilter said...

What a beautiful, happy quilt. Lucky baby.

Marta S. said...

TREMENDOUS

I am Just One Mom said...

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

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

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

Renee said...

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!

quiltrob said...

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

Karen Caves said...

Amazing...those colors are awesome!!

LethargicLass said...

this is amazing! Lucky baby!

Lauren said...

So beautiful! I completely love it.

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

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

Annabel said...

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.

Doris said...

Lucky baby!

abengel said...

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

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

I adore this pattern in mini form. Great job.

Hilary said...

This turned out really beautiful!

Margaret said...

Beautiful.

Lisa said...

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

Auntie Em said...

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

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